The Next Chicago Skeptic Party!

The next Chicagoland party will take place on Saturday night, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. Brought to you by Elyse at Skepchick: Galway Arms 2442 N Clark St Chicago, IL … Last month we had such a blast at Whiskey Road, I promised we would do this again (without the humiliating video games)! And now [Read More...]

Update on Atheist-Hating Illinois State Rep. Monique Davis

***UPDATE***: Video is below. Illinois State Rep. Monique Davis recently said to atheist Rob Sherman: “It’s dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy (atheism) exists!” The audio of the exchange was picked up and circulated, and the story (which was brought to the public’s eye by Chicago Tribune reporter Eric Zorn) has [Read More...]

About That Civics Textbook…

I posted yesterday about a widely-used high school Civics textbook that was filled with lies and/or egregious mistakes. An AP story about the textbook is now circulating all over the place. Publishers are already talking about changes: The publisher now says it will review the book, as will the College Board, which oversees college-level Advanced [Read More...]

A Small, Simple Victory

We always hear about city councils denying atheists the right to give an invocation at meetings. Priests and rabbis? They’re fine. But atheists are often turned away. Usually, this is a long, drawn-out battle. It’s a lot of fuss over something that’s only symbolically meaningful, but it’s awful that there are people who would refuse [Read More...]

Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?

Like other parts of Lincoln’s personal life, the answer is ambiguous. Theists and non-theists can claim him at different times in his life, though neither side will be entirely satisfied. Gerald Prokopowicz, author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln, answers the question: Lincoln didn’t leave many clues about [Read More...]