America’s Next Top Religion

I’d watch this show. Dan Savage tells us his idea: Devout contestants representing all the major world religions will be left on a deserted island with a large group of religious people, agnostics, and atheists. The religion that wins the most converts in, say, six months’ time wins the coveted “World’s Fastest-Growing Religion” title. No [Read More...]

Help Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the ex-Muslim author of Infidel, may not have security for much longer. She constantly faces threats on her life and is in danger without the protection. There is an online petition for this matter, but those things are usually ineffective… Better yet, there are two ways you can directly help Ms. Ali [Read More...]

The World is Going to End

What do you do? An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes? Most Britons (54%) said they’d talk to their loved ones. 13% said they “would sit back, accept the inevitable and reach for a glass [Read More...]

An Angry Atheist (for the Right Reasons)

Greta Christina‘s angry. For good reason. And not just one reason. There are (unfortunately) plenty of them: I’m angry that women are having septic abortions — or are being forced to have unwanted children who they resent and mistreat — because religious organizations have gotten laws passed making abortion illegal or inaccessible. … I’m angry [Read More...]

Getting Paid for Unused Religious Holidays

The Washington Post ran a story on Friday on how federal agencies and employees were using the guise of paid religious holidays to take their vacations. This allowed them to cash in on unused vacation days when they finally retired: When Mark Elengold retired as a top government drug regulator in 2005, he received $18,733 [Read More...]