What Makes Life Worth Living? An Illustrated Answer

Here’s something to brighten an otherwise still-dreary day. Cartoonist Jessica Hagy created this visual showing the things that make life worth living… and what happens when they intersect: [Read more…]

Heathen Holiday Card of the Day! (12/17)

Today’s card was submitted by reader Barry and was designed by Nobleworks!

I can’t explain why, but the camel makes me giggle a lot. [Read more…]

Why Religious Explanations of the Newtown Shooting Fail

The “pray for the victims and their families” posts that fill my timelines on Facebook and Twitter in the wake of a massive tragedy always leave me somewhat baffled. I suppose it’s the idea of praying to a deity who had just allowed the tragic events to happen to ease the pain of those affected. [Read more…]

Ask Richard: Student Wonders About Christmas Trees at Public High School

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hello, I am a (soon to be)15 year-old high school student in Austin, Texas. I go to a public school. My school exhibits at least two decorated Christmas trees, and several teachers play what they call “Christmas Music” during class. There is no menorah, but [Read More…]

Atheist Sign Vandalized Less Than Two Days After Being Put Up

This was the banner near a controversial Nativity display on government property in Warren, Michigan. It was put up on Friday:

Sometime Saturday night, that banner was vandalized: [Read more…]