Tell Me Again Why This Isn’t Child Abuse?

From ABC: [Seven-year-old] Samuel [Boutwell] is a Baptist preacher at a church in his home town of Brookhaven, a small town in southwestern Mississippi. He also preaches outside in front of the local Wal-Mart, and has preached on the road in Virginia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Washington D.C., and the streets of New York City. Like many, [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens vs Dinesh D’Souza

Next Monday, the “anti-theist” author of God is Not Great will verbally duke it out with the conservative author of What’s So Great about Christianity in New York. The King’s College will sponsor a debate between cultural critics Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 64th Street and Central [Read More...]

Has Your Life Changed Because of Atheism?

Here’s a letter-to-the-editor that gets it completely wrong: The current interest in atheism reminds me of a story of a century and more ago. The distinguished speaker Robert Ingersoll was in Chicago to present the case for atheism. Walking in the loop district, Ingersoll paused to listen to a gospel message by Christian evangelist Dwight [Read More...]

Carnival of the Godless #76 and Humanist Symposium #9

The new Carnival of the Godless is at The Skeptical Alchemist. Go check it out! The next CotG is at Greta Christina’s Blog in two weeks. Submit your entries here! … The Humanist Symposium can be found this week at (is there an echo in here?) Greta Christina’s Blog. Go read it! The next HS [Read More...]

The Wikipedia “Random Article” Game

chooseDoubt clicked on the “random article” link on Wikipedia‘s left-hand sidebar… lo and behold, he got directed to an article for a garden located right next to where he used to live! With approximately 5,300,000 Wikified articles, what are the odds of that?! It has to be an *amazing* coincidence, right? Wrong. chooseDoubt explains: I [Read More...]