British Teens Trending Away from Religion

I was impressed a couple years ago when I heard that 20% of Americans aged 18-25 had no religious affiliation or were atheist/agnostic. Apparently, I should have been looking to Britain. It turns out if you survey British children aged 13-18, the stats are even more favorable for non-theists. According to a new study of [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins: The Cologne

Next time I go an atheist conference, I’m totally wearing this: The ladies will be flocking to me. Umm… *ahem*… more than usual, that is. A word of advice to the men: This is one time where too much Reason may work against you. Use in moderation, please. (via Ariane Sherine) [Read more...]

Liberty University Makes Political Clubs “Unofficial”

A month ago, Liberty University made news because it shut down the Democratic Party club at the school because of the party’s platforms. The Young Republicans group was allowed to stay put. Of course, since Liberty is a tax-exempt university, they cannot take sides politically and they could’ve been in deep trouble with the IRS. [Read More...]

Star-Gazing Party Before Dragon*Con

For anyone attending Dragon*Con (September 4th through the 7th) in Atlanta, the Skeptics’ track just added a very cool new event taking place the evening before the conference: A star-gazing party, hosted by astronomers Phil Plait and Pamela Gay, with proceeds benefiting cancer research. All the details are here. (Thanks to Maria for the link!) [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Church Safe

There have been a number of shootings at churches in the news lately — Rev. Fred Winters and Dr. George Tiller come to mind. So how can a church protect itself from the violence? That’s a tough question. But I don’t think this idea will help: Traditional security measures, like metal detectors or pat-downs, might [Read More...]