Kay Hagan and Al Franken

We all know why Kay Hagan needs to wrestle that Senate seat away from Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina. Dole is an anti-atheist bigot and her campaign is trying to smear Hagan as some sort of (God forbid?) atheist sympathizer. The Digital Cuttlefish offers a poetic response: … I thought I saw an atheist, So [Read More...]

Atheists Join Club Red

In Australia, the Sydney Atheists are embarking on a series of fantastic works for charity. They recently donated blood: (The picture is all the better for the child in the background image.) Alan writes: Often atheists get stigmatised as bad people because we don’t believe in a god, therefore we are immoral, baby-eating scum. One [Read More...]

Those Evil Humanists

The Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear in North Carolina set up a booth about Humanism and Freethinking at an annual street festival. Someone noticed a sign directed right at them at a local church nearby: I’m now very tempted to adopt the Humanist label… Then again, whoever wrote this clearly didn’t know the first [Read More...]

I’m Three Degrees from Sting

Here’s a nifty story. Jessica Ketola, a “37-year-old mother of four, church music director, songwritin’ daughter-of-a-preacher man” had the chance of a lifetime to sing on stage with Sting recently when he pulled her up on stage with him after hearing her sing a few bars during the soundcheck. But even a preacher’s daughter might [Read More...]

Book Review: The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality by Andre Comte-Sponville

I recently finished Andre Comte-Sponville‘s The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality. This book came out last year and it is now out in paperback. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s definitely worth picking up a copy. I finished it over the course of a few lunches and found it to be inspiring and enjoyable. [Read More...]