One Story Through Several Lenses

There’s a story about Humanists seen in several newspapers today — I saw it in the Chicago Tribune — that was first published a week ago. It’s by reporter Robin Shulman and it’s about how more atheist communities are now forming. Reporters usually don’t write their own headlines, though, and this can lead to problems. [Read More...]

A New Podcast from Young Australian Skeptics

If you get a chance, check out the new podcast from the Young Australian Skeptics. It’s available on iTunes. (Thanks to Jason for the link!) [Read more...]

Proof That Arby’s is an Atheist-Owned Chain

Perhaps you’ve seen ads for Arby’s restaurants lately, like the really disturbing one where the wife fulfills her husband’s bedroom fantasy by dressing up like an Arby’s server… Anyway, the slogan in this ad and others is “I’m thinking Arby’s”: Reader Lisa discovered that Arby’s really takes that slogan seriously. She drove past a local [Read More...]

Does Africa Need God?

Writer Matthew Parris has been to Africa many times. There’s also no doubt he’s an atheist. He’s come to an interesting conclusion: Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone [Read More...]

What Would You Ask An Atheist in a Foxhole?

We all know there are indeed atheists in foxholes — atheists in all branches of the armed services. Many of them are open about it. As a result, they face a lot of hardships. One of these foxhole atheists has graciously offered to answer your questions. While he prefers to remain anonymous, I can tell [Read More...]