The Pastors Still Have Influence

Even though Pulpit Freedom Sunday is over, don’t think pastors still won’t try to sway their congregation. An excerpt from a recent Slate column shows us how easy it is to manipulate parishioners: Two years ago, [Nancy Gilgannon, a pro-life Pennsylvania Democrat who voted for Bush,] told me she blamed her church for Bush’s election—and [Read More...]

100 Word Reviews of Religulous

Brandon of Steel City Skeptics wants to hear your reviews of Bill Maher‘s Religulous. But without any of that rambling. He challenges you to limit your reviews to 100 words or fewer. Or you can send a video review: Hell, I have a short attention span. Let’s hear your 10 word reviews of the movie [Read More...]

How Much Should You Expose Your Children to Church?

As an atheist parent, Laurie has tried to not indoctrinate her children into atheism. She teachers her kids to think for themselves and question what they hear. She’s not keeping them away from faith, either. … we have exposed them to some of the religion they’ll encounter in their bible-belt hometown. When they were each [Read More...]

Atheist Chess

Nicely done, Luke Surl: For those drawing a blank, this is the missing piece. Other chessboards can be found here! [Read more...]

Secret Shoppers at the Church Ignore Substance

Alexandra Alter of The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about churches hiring “mystery worshipers”, like Thomas Harrison, to critique their churches. Waitaminute… I’ve heard that one before… I suppose our situations are a bit different. In Harrison’s case, he’s critiquing things that don’t matter at all. Mr. Harrison — a meticulous inspector who often [Read More...]