Camp Quest: Not a Camp for Atheist Children

The upside: The Sunday Times (UK) ran a series of pieces about Camp Quest UK. The downside: They kept referring to it as a camp for atheists. Which it most certainly is not. This headline doesn’t help: Dawkins sets up kids’ camp to groom atheists Neither do excerpts from the articles: The author of The [Read More...]

Betty Bowers Wins Award at Atheist Film Festival

Remember that video “Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else”? (In case you don’t remember, here’s the link.) Today, at the Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco, she won an award for “Most Humorous YouTube Video.” Woo! Here’s her acceptance speech: The whole thing is entertaining but the last couple seconds are particularly sweet… [Read More...]

Actual Scientists Visit the Creation Museum

Six dozen paleontologists visited the Creation Museum last week. There’s a joke in there somewhere. Amazingly, they were shocked by what they saw: “It’s like a theme park, but the problem is it masquerades as truth,” said Derek Briggs, a Yale University paleontologist. … The critique of scientists even extends to the gift shop, where [Read More...]

You’ll Love Me, Richard Dawkins

You may have heard Lady GaGa‘s popular song called “Paparazzi“: I’m your biggest fan I’ll follow you until you love me Papa — paparazzi Baby there’s no other superstar You know that I’ll be your Papa — paparazzi This prompted Janoova O. Kapoosa (a.k.a. ArcanusMemoria) to create a parody tribute to Richard Dawkins: I’m your [Read More...]

New Reality TV Show: Convert the Atheists

I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised to see this in Turkey, the only country that has a lower rate of acceptance of evolution than the United States. A new reality show called “Penitents Compete” (when translated) will soon premiere on Turkish television. The premise: Each week, a different group of atheists will appear in [Read More...]