My Non-Debate with a Christian Pastor

Last month, I mentioned that I participated in a non-debate with a Christian pastor. Jay Gamelin and I took questions from the audience (via moderators) and talked about faith and atheism and politics and stereotypes and all things entertaining. The entire video isn’t available at once, but several clips are finally up. The first clip [Read More...]

Faked Infanticide?

Well, this is disturbing, even for me. Christian missionary organization Youth with a Mission filmed a documentary movie called Hakani aimed at shedding light on the practice of infanticide in Brazil. They say tribal communities are burying alive infants who have some sort of handicap. You can watch a clip of the movie here. (Warning: [Read More...]

Atheists and Christians Cooperate and Help Others in New Orleans

Ashley Paramore, president of the Students For Freethought at The Ohio State University (“The best damned group on campus”), is going on a special trip during her Spring Break next week with several of her atheist group members. And their Christian friends: How wonderful is that — they’ll be rebuilding homes in New Orleans with [Read More...]

One Upside to the Pope’s Comments

There’s one good thing about the Pope’s absurd comments lately. People are leaving the Catholic Church. Well, at least blogger Jim Gardner is… but surely he’s not alone. He needs to go through a “formal act of defection” first: Roman Catholic canon law allows a process known as a “formal act of defection” from the [Read More...]

Interview with Kevin Roose, Author of The Unlikely Disciple

Before I talk about Kevin Roose‘s excellent new book, The Unlikely Disciple, let me remind you of this clip from Real Time with Bill Maher: Remember that sense of anger you felt every time Jerry Falwell made any sort of public statement? Maybe, like Maher, you weren’t all that sad when he passed away. Kevin [Read More...]