Conference Headliners

If you were planning a conference for atheists, a few potential speakers immediately come to mind: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Julia Sweeney, etc. I think most atheists who live in large cities — or have the money and ability to travel to a conference — have met these big names already. If you *really* wanted [Read More...]

The Missionary Position

SarahH has been involved with missionaries before, including her own parents. On the forums, she writes: When I was a teenager, I took a summer-long trip to Zambia and South Africa with Teen Missions International, a group based in Florida that sends approximately 700 teens around the world every summer. Their mission is much more [Read More...]

You Snatched My What Now?

I’ll just share this with you… “I’m tempted to say it’s one huge joke,” [Kinshasa's police chief, Jean-Dieudonne] Oleko said. “But when you try to tell the victims that their penises are still there, they tell you that it’s become tiny or that they’ve become impotent. To that I tell them, ‘How do you know [Read More...]

He Read the Book So You Don’t Have To

Have you been meaning to read Dinesh D’Souza‘s What’s So Great About Christianity but just haven’t gotten around to it? Yeah, me neither. But Brock took the bullet for us. He read the book and offers this commentary (PDF). [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

First Drafts of the Parables of Jesus

A.J. Packman shares with us the first drafts of the parables of Jesus over at McSweeney’s. “But what do you think about this?” asked Jesus. “A man with two sons told the older boy, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ The son answered, ‘No, I won’t go,’ but later he changed his [Read More...]