Now That You’re An Atheist…

I like Crommunist‘s take on the age-old question, “Why are you an atheist?” Better yet, he asks, what has changed since you became an atheist? Here’s just one of his examples: Because I am an atheist, I am on the organ donor list Far more pragmatic and less self-reflectively thanatophobic than the first one, I [Read More…]

Backyard Skeptics’ Newest Billboards Honor Hitchens and Mock Noah’s Flood

The Backyard Skeptics are sponsoring two billboards in California and I’m just waiting for the complaints to pour in from deeply religious types: The first one was put up in conjunction with American Atheists and pays homage to the late Christopher Hitchens: You can check it out in the American Legion parking lot in Midway [Read More…]

Additional Links Regarding Edwina Rogers

As I write this, Edwina Rogers of the Secular Coalition for America is doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, so feel free to post your questions there! A couple of additional interesting links: Ashley F. Miller writes the sample apology letter she wishes Rogers would send out: My final big mistake is that I’ve [Read More…]

Cautiously Pessimistic: Greta Christina’s Interview with Edwina Rogers

Edwina Rogers’ appointment as the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America has had the atheist blogging community in a tizzy ever since Hemant posted his interview last week. Now Greta Christina has jumped in with an audio interview (MP3) that validates many readers’ suspicions. (Additionally, a transcript of the interview is available here.) [Read More…]

‘It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church’ Ad Appears in Washington Post

Remember when the Freedom From Religion Foundation wanted to put an ad in the New York Times urging people that it’s time to quit the Catholic Church? The NYT ran it, but they changed the headline to take away a bit of the edge (“It’s time to consider quitting the Catholic Church”). Today, the FFRF [Read More…]