Jimmy Carter Severs Ties with Southern Baptists over Gender Equality Issues

***Update***: It’s old news. Australia’s just now catching up to the rest of the world … Former President Jimmy Carter may still be religious (despite the misleading headline in the linked piece), but he has left the Southern Baptist Convention after 60 years. His reason: the treatment of women in his denomination and beyond. It [Read More...]

Did Governor Mark Sanford Miss This Bible Verse?

Governor Mark Sanford says “God will make him better” after he had an affair with an Argentinian mistress. Apparently, God was missing when Sanford was secretly emailing the mistress, catching a flight to see her, and getting it on: It’s in the spirit of making good from bad that I am committing to you and [Read More...]

iPhone Applications for the Pseudoscientific

Crispian has compiled a list of the number of iPhone apps that cater to the religious/pseudoscientific. Here’s a taste of it: Paranormal Woo Astrology – 65 Apps Tarot Cards – 61 Apps Psychic – 60 Apps Fortune Telling – 41 Apps Voodoo – 41 Apps Numerology – 32 Apps Palm Reading – 28 Apps Ouija [Read More...]

The New Atheism Is Not Gone Yet

Professor Byron R. McCane is chair of the Religion Department at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I don’t know what it takes to earn that title, but it can’t be much. In an opinion piece for The State newspaper, he shows his complete ignorance about atheism in America. New atheism looked like the wave [Read More...]

An Atheist Who Prays

I want to empathize here, but it’s tough. I understand how comforting it would be to *think* someone was listening to (and maybe answering) your prayers. But how could any atheist think it’s “nice” to pray… when you know no one is listening? It just seems futile at best, silly at worst. [Read more...]