Newt Gingrich’s Birthday is Coming!

Right, I know. Who cares. But I did enjoy this email from the Secular Coalition for America. On Sunday, June 17th, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will celebrate his 64th birthday. This is the man who claims that “our inalienable rights come from God,” who lambastes the courts for not following “the culture [Read More...]

Joel Osteen Wasn’t Like This…

The list of “The Top 10 Craziest TV Preachers” (with video) is now at The top three can be found here. Personally, you’ll get your fix if you watch numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 9. Actually, #9 is going to give me nightmares for weeks. Don’t watch that one. [tags]atheist, atheism, preacher, pastor, church, [Read More...]

Religious Extremism in Three Faiths

Claudia Parsons of Reuters has an article discussing a report put out by the EastWest Institute regarding religious extremism. It’s in advance of a conference to be held Thursday called “Towards a Common Response: New Thinking Against Violent Extremism and Radicalization.” What does the report say? It said extremists from each of the three faiths [Read More...]

Response to Karen Lancaster’s Piece

Karen Lancaster wrote a nice piece in her local gazette. Now, there’s a follow-up letter by Richard Russell that also makes atheists look good: We [atheists], too, have every confidence we will take our rightful place as equals in a free society as soon as people get to know us personally. So kudos to Lancaster [Read More...]

How Dare You Speak the Truth!?

It’s not really atheist-related, but it pissed me off. Saskatchewanian Kieran King was suspended from his high school because he said (said!) that marijuana wasn’t as bad as alcohol. According to the National Post: “In my opinion, cannabis is safer than they say, it is not worse than alcohol or tobacco,” said King, a 15-year-old [Read More...]