Forced Attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous is Unconstitutional, Says Court

On Friday, the 9th Circuit Court (the same body that declared “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional in Michael Newdow‘s case) declared: “… requiring a parolee to attend religion-based treatment programs violates the First Amendment… While we in no way denigrate the fine work of (Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous), attendance in their [Read More...]

Pete Stark (D-CA) to Give First-Ever Public Remarks About His Non-Belief

Earlier in the year, Pete Stark (D-CA) came out as the first member of the United States Congress to openly deny belief in a God. Outside a few remarks about how he was positively surprised at peoples’ reactions to his admission, he has not spoken publicly about his non-belief. That will change on Thursday, September [Read More...]

Keep an Eye on This Student

Ms. SuperScience at Beautiful Biology gave her AP Biology students a questionnaire to fill out during the first week of school. She asked the kids a number of questions so she can learn about who they are and what makes them tick. Fairly normal procedure. Now, look at one student’s response to the prompt, “Tell [Read More...]

ID Creationist Bingo

Skeptico presents ID Creationist Bingo: (Click on the image for a larger, printable version) How do you play? You check off a square every time the relevant dopey argument is presented. You win when you have a straight line of five – horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The “JOKER” square can either be a free square, [Read More...]

Shiva Colbert

I’m not sure where this originally came from… but it’s the weekend, so pray to Shiva Colbert! [tags]atheist, atheism, Shiva, Hinduism, Stephen Colbert[/tags] [Read more...]