Why Do Humans Practice Religion?

According to anthropologist Maurice Bloch of the London School of Economics: “Humans alone practice religion because they’re the only creatures to have evolved imagination.” This is difference from the popular argument that religion evolved to promote social bonding. … he argues that first, we had to evolve the necessary brain architecture to imagine things and [Read More...]

He’ll Win It In Regulation

Yep. The cartoon by RJ Matson in the St. Louis Post Dispatch just about says it all: [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

In Case You Want to Make Good with the Lord

If you still don’t feel comfortable after reserving your spot in Heaven, there’s another way to save your soul. You can still pay indulgences to the Catholic Church! I have committed a cardinalvenalmortalunspeakable sin… I seek completepartial absolution. I am purchasing an indulgence for myselfmy familya friendmy company or organization. After filling out the checklist [Read More...]

Matthew LaClair’s Op-Ed in the LA Times

Matthew LaClair is the high school student who made headlines when he recorded his (public) high school history teacher preaching fundamental Christianity in class. He was last seen leading the charge to get a mistake-riddled, conservatively-biased Government textbook corrected or purged from the school systems. He has an Op-Ed piece in today’s LA Times about [Read More...]

Are Atheists Allowed to Like Christian Music?

This girl had to deal with a frightening scenario: Gwen Adams, a 33-year-old software designer and staunch disbeliever in the existence of God, accidentally enjoyed an uplifting song played on an all-Christian radio station while scanning the dial on her car radio during her drive home from work Tuesday evening. “Since I [tuned in to [Read More...]