12-Year-Old Boy Burns Cross Into His Back (Graphic Image in Post)

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an unnamed boy participated in what is evidently a growing trend among young people called the “Salt and Ice Challenge.” It has apparently become so wide-spread that officials at a Philadelphia middle school sent out notices to parents warning them about the activity. Here’s how it works: Participants wet their skin, cover it with table salt, and [Read More…]

Congrats to Teresa MacBain!

Former pastor Teresa MacBain has been hired as the Public Relations Director for American Atheists! MacBain formerly served as the Executive Director of The Clergy Project and as a pastor and educator in the religious non-profit sector. American Atheists president David Silverman says: It is an honor to have Teresa on our team. Since coming [Read More…]

I Could Use Some Input on the New Book…

I’m about halfway through writing the book about high school atheism, and I would love to get your input on a couple of things… First, I should mention that the audience isn’t only young atheists; it’s anyone who supports them or wants to know about that particular demographic. So that means talking about who they [Read More…]

‘How Can We Help Young Atheists?’ My Speech at the 2012 Freethought Festival

Last spring, the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison held a Freethought Festival. It was a free conference with tons of speakers — very impressive for any student group to pull off — and they’re planning to do it again next year. (If they invite me, I’m *so* there.) I bring it [Read More…]

Raptor Jesus and Flying Spaghetti Monster Holy Portrait

Correction: This extraordinary piece of art is a modification of a piece created by deviantART user Firell. The embellishments were done by Reddit user fm8. I want a print of this on my wall… [Read more…]