Scenes from an Atheist De-Baptism Ceremony

How does one actually go about having an atheist de-baptism ceremony? I attended one in Westerville, Ohio over the weekend and I can now tell you about all the ceremonial details. It begins with some words from Acting President of American Atheists, Frank Zindler: “Do you agree that the magical potency of today’s ceremony is [Read More...]

Carnival of the Godless #97 and Humanist Symposium #23

The new Carnival of the Godless is at Kieran Bennett. Go check it out! The next CotG is at Letters from a Broad… in two weeks. Submit your entries here! … The Humanist Symposium can be found this week at Disillusioned Words. Go read it! The next HS is at The Uncredible Hallq in three [Read More...]

How to Let Go of the Family

Question from a reader: How do you let go of your Christian family and friends who are hateful/hurtful to you because you chose no religious belief system anymore? I would add a couple more questions: Is there any way to not let them go? Is there a way to teach them to accept you? [tags]atheist, [Read More...]

One Atheist Wins; Other Atheists Lose

I don’t know how this horse-betting stuff works… But if you bet on the horse named Atheist at the Arlington Park Racetrack yesterday, you would’ve won some money: (via The Invisible Pink Unicorn) … Meanwhile, you may have heard of the campaign to put the following message on the side of UK buses: The sign [Read More...]

The Book of Leviticus Explains the Rules for Riding Shotgun

I can’t seem to find the following in my copies of the Bible… but it’s on the Internets, so it has to be true: … 2 The owner of the vehicle shall always be the pilot, unless leprosy hath taken his legs. The pilot must always wear a safety girdle. 3 He who wishes to [Read More...]