A 2010 Wish List for Religions

R. Joseph Hoffmann has a 2010 wish list for various religious faiths: It is time for a list of things religions must give up, forswear, abandon and forever repudiate in order to be what they want to be–or say they do: mechanisms of peace, justice, compassion and love of humanity. A few excerpts… For Christians: [Read More...]

The Fall of Religious Marriage?

There’s an article in The Canberra Times (in Australia) about how there were fewer marriages this year — and it’s in part because of the connection to religion. Civil celebrant Judy Aulich conducted 96, or more than 6 per cent, of Canberra marriages this year. She said most couples she married had lived together beforehand [Read More...]

Atheist Party in Chicago

Since the weather is so wonderful outside, we decided to have a little atheist get-together near Chicago! I’ll be there. So will Blag Hag and Godless Girl! (It sounds like a convention for superheroes…) You *know* you want to join us. Here are the details: Date: Saturday, January 2nd Time: 7:00 p.m. Where: Palos Hills [Read More...]

Must. Beat. PZ. In. Meaningless. Poll.

Yes, it’s a meaningless poll for the “most vocal atheist of 2009.” Yes, I’m aware there are no women on it and that is an injustice of many sorts. Yes, I’m aware PZ has gotten to it already. But. He can be defeated! Really! He can! You just have to vote for me and not [Read More...]

The Atheist Bus Campaign Children’s Book

Crispian Jago has created a wonderful little children’s book version of how the Atheist Bus Campaign began: I think this is my favorite page: (via Science, Reason and Critical Thinking) [Read more...]