Dear Abby, I’m a Psychic!

When I get emails from crazy people, I delete them. When Dear Abby gets them, she reinforces their lunacy. Like yesterday, when someone wrote in to talk about her psychic powers: DEAR ABBY: I will graduate from college in June and be a social worker. I am psychic, although I dislike that word because it [Read More…]

Plan Your Own Reason Rally and Then Tell Me How It Goes

So there’s a week to go before the Reason Rally and the complaining is already in full stride. As if all the organizers and volunteers don’t give a damn about reason and are just letting anyone with a pulse onstage… Since I’ve been helping organize the event (mostly on the Internet end of things), here’s [Read More…]

Become a Capital-A Atheist

Debbie Walker urges everyone to become a “Capital A” Atheist and — Grammar Nazi issues notwithstanding — I couldn’t agree with her more: I think there are a lot more little “a” atheists out there than we realize. People who don’t have anything to do with any religion yet haven’t made a stand, a commitment [Read More…]

Dave Silverman Promotes Reason Rally on CNN

In case you missed it this morning, here’s the video of American Atheists president Dave Silverman talking about the Reason Rally on CNN: It’s a quick and appropriate dismissal of what the critics have said about the Hebrew and Arabic billboards. Also, the host asks Dave about Alain de Botton‘s idea of an “Atheist Temple” [Read More…]

What’s Wrong with This Argument?

Here’s an interesting question from a reader… It begins with some assumptions and a conclusion. Yes, the assumptions are generalized (obviously, there are exceptions), but I hope you find it worth discussing. Feel free to poke holes in the argument. Assumption 1) Christians are opposed to abortions. Assumption 2) According to Christians, if a baby [Read More…]