The Rapture According to Jesus

When you know the Rapture’s not coming when Harold Camping says it is, you might as well have fun with it. That’s what Allen Stephens was doing when he made this video with a few friends: Nice to see the crowd had a sense of humor about it (Thanks to Alice for the link!) [Read more…]

‘A Modern Inquisition’ by Dr. Jack Kevorkian

In 1994, Dr. Jack Kevorkian received the American Humanist Association’s “Humanist Hero Award.” At the AHA’s annual conference in Detroit that year, he gave the acceptance speech below (PDF). I’m reprinting an adapted version of it here, on the day of his own death at the age of 83. This is probably the first time [Read More…]

Goodbye to Jack Kevorkian

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died earlier today at the age of 83. He was known as “Dr. Death” to most of the public but “Dr. Dignity” to a lot of Humanists because of how he helped people end their lives on their own terms. “Somebody has to do something for suffering humanity,” Kevorkian once said. “I [Read More…]

The Brand New Atheist Alliance International

Some of you may recall an organization called Atheist Alliance International. It had been around for a long while and even hosted a major conference a few years ago that brought together Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali all under one roof. While they sometimes helped sponsor conferences outside [Read More…]

Registration Open for the Secular Student Alliance Conference

If you haven’t attended before, the Secular Student Alliance conference is fantastic for current high school and college students — as well as anyone else who wants to learn more about what atheist students are doing across the country. This year, it’s taking place July 29th – 31st at The Ohio State University in Columbus. [Read More…]