How Much Should You Expose Your Children to Church?

As an atheist parent, Laurie has tried to not indoctrinate her children into atheism. She teachers her kids to think for themselves and question what they hear. She’s not keeping them away from faith, either. … we have exposed them to some of the religion they’ll encounter in their bible-belt hometown. When they were each [Read More...]

Atheist Chess

Nicely done, Luke Surl: For those drawing a blank, this is the missing piece. Other chessboards can be found here! [Read more...]

Secret Shoppers at the Church Ignore Substance

Alexandra Alter of The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about churches hiring “mystery worshipers”, like Thomas Harrison, to critique their churches. Waitaminute… I’ve heard that one before… I suppose our situations are a bit different. In Harrison’s case, he’s critiquing things that don’t matter at all. Mr. Harrison — a meticulous inspector who often [Read More...]

Do You Have Questions for Ex-Members of Mercy Ministries?

Last week, I mentioned an incredible article highlighting the abuses taking place at Mercy Ministries — a Christian-based rehabilitation home. I managed to get in touch with a victim from Mercy Ministries who is willing to answer questions about her time there. Please submit your questions below and I’ll send them along. [Read more...]

Book Review: Godless by Dan Barker

I just finished Dan Barker‘s excellent book Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists. Dan is the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the author of Losing Faith in Faith. Much of that book is reprised in this more updated version. But if you haven’t read the older book, [Read More...]