Getting Sam Harris on Campus

When I was the president of Students WithOut Religious Dogma, the first group for non-religious students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), we wanted to plan a big event during our second year of existence. The biggest atheist in the news at the time was Michael Newdow, right in the heat of his [Read More...]

Jimmy Carter on Presidents and Faith

Beliefnet’s Executive Editor Elizabeth Sams conducted an exclusive interview with former president Jimmy Carter. According to the article, Carter has taught a Sunday Bible study class at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia for the past 25 years. There were a couple questions relating to state/church separation and atheism, though, that garnered some interesting [Read More...]

My DNA Has Been Sequenced!

See? Oh, how I miss mocking George Allen. [tags]Indian, macaca, macaque, George Allen[/tags] [Read more...]

Buying I Sold My Soul on eBay: An FAQ

I Sold My Soul on eBay will be released in bookstores everywhere on Tuesday! (Or so I’m told. If I’m wrong, Barbara’s Bookstore is *so* not going to happy with me.) If your local bookstore isn’t carrying it, I suggest staging a hunger strike until a shipment of books arrives. You have my blessings. Some [Read More...]


Kurt Vonnegut was the Honorary President of the American Humanist Association. As the AHA’s notes in their press release on Vonnegut’s passing: “I am a humanist,” [Vonnegut] wrote in a letter to the organization’s members, “which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am [Read More...]