Ask Richard: Atheist Looks Into Conversion to Keep Catholic Boyfriend

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I met my boyfriend little more than a year ago. He is Catholic and I’m an atheist. I wasn’t raised in a religious household and I don’t believe in God. A couple of months ago my boyfriend and l had an argument about [Read More…]

Does Todd Akin Represent a New Republican Low?

Bill Maher makes a throwaway comment during the opening sequences of his “CrazyStupidPolitics” show that suddenly seems very apt. Maher is describing watching from the sidelines as the Republicans go through the process of searching for new leaders over the last few years. He describes the process as illuminating, resulting in the revelation: “There is no bottom, I thought Dan Quayle [Read More…]

School Installs Amazing Technology; Christian Complains About the ‘Mark of the Beast’

At the beginning of school last year, our teachers’ cafeteria was closed… so if we wanted lunch, we had to get it from the same place the students did. That meant longer lines during an already-short lunch period… (not to mention 3289423 awkward interactions with students). But I wouldn’t mind that much if we took [Read More…]

New Zealand’s Associate Education Minister is a Creationist

In New Zealand, the Associate Education Minister John Banks just made a frightening revelation: He’s a Creationist. … he believes the Genesis account of the start of life on Earth. According to the Bible, God made the world in six days, with Adam and Eve being his last act of creation. … “That’s what I [Read More…]

Are Pro-Life Atheist Groups Promoting Sound Science?

This is an article by Marco Rosaire Rossi. It appears in the September/October 2012 issue of The Humanist. You can read other articles from this issue and subscribe to the magazine by going to their website. Note: All URLs and images below are my own additions, because I thought they’d be helpful. … The American [Read More…]