A Fatwa Against Muslim Extremists

Finally, a fatwa I can actually get behind! The 20 imams associated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada said this marked the first fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the U.S. to be attacks on Muslims. “In our view, these attacks are evil, and Islam requires Muslims to stand up [Read More...]

Atheists Help the Homeless (Again) in Austin

Joe Zemecki and several atheists in Austin, Texas helped the homeless (again) over the past weekend — it’s their 7th such giveaway: What a wonderful project. So easy to put together, relatively cheap compared to other events, and well-appreciated by the people receiving the goods. I hope their giveaways continue. On another note, I had [Read More...]

Ask Richard: A Concerned Mother Asks Atheists About Her Teen Daughter’s Atheism

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hello Richard, I found your site while looking for help for my daughter, and you seem to be an expert. My sixteen year old daughter just told me she was an atheist. [Read More...]

Another Child Died Because His Parents Left His Medical Care to God

A little over a year ago, 16-year-old Neil Beagley was suffering from an inflammation of his urethra. He was unable to pee as a result of this. His kidneys and bladder stopped working, he had heart failure, and he died a painful death. This was all treatable. So why didn’t his parents help him? Why [Read More...]

Gubernatorial Candidate Bradley Byrne Believes in the Bible: Really!

Bradley Byrne, a Republican candidate for governor in Alabama, made a mistake in November. He said this in a Mobile Press-Register interview: “I believe there are parts of the Bible that are meant to be literally true and parts that are not.” That made the whole world mad, apparently. How *dare* he not take the [Read More...]