Believing in the Face of Contradiction

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. Jesse will now be a regular contributor to this site, so please welcome him to the group! … PZ Myers and Jerry Coyne each have posts mocking BioLogos, the Templeton Foundation-funded website by Francis Collins. [Read More...]

Bible Extra Credit Professor Gets Admonished

The other day, I posted about Professor Sophia Wilberscheid of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida who put an extra credit question dealing with Bible knowledge on a final exam for Introduction to Computer Applications for Business. There’s been a resolution to the story, courtesy of James Kirley of the TCPalm newspaper. An [Read More...]

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Part 6

Flickr user jaynedemarco is back with more of her nifty artwork. The theme is: “This is what an atheist looks like.” Previous editions can be found here, here, here, here, and here. Among the new additions: Eddie Izzard (there’s a less manly version, too): Ani Difranco: Pat Tillman: You can see the entire collection here. [Read More...]

How Seriously Should Religious Liberals Take Jesus?

There are many religious liberals who insist that the Bible is not meant to be taken literally. We should not trust what is written in the Old Testament — rather, we should only trust in and listen to Jesus. But Jesus says a lot of things that are ridiculous and untrue. So where do they [Read More...]

When Should a Fetus Be Given Rights?

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. … This is the second time this month I’ve agreed with Steven Waldman. Uncanny and unexpected. In his piece on Beliefnet, he makes the case that our abortion policy shouldn’t focus on a distinct [Read More...]


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