Obama’s Speech to the National Academy of Sciences

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. … President Barack Obama gave a promising speech on science yesterday to the National Academy of Sciences pledging to devote 3% of our GDP to research and development, proclaiming: “We will not just meet, [Read More...]

Faith Fighter: the Online Video Game

I don’t get why everyone gets so offended by every depiction of their gods. Especially when those gods have nifty attack moves. Video game company Molleindustria released a free online game called Faith Fighter and they’re under fire as a result. There are two versions of the game, normal and uncensored. One features Muhammad (fighting [Read More...]

Fewer Christians, More Atheists

In case you missed it yesterday (I did), this graphic appeared alongside the atheist article in The New York Times: It’s not brand new info — we knew it last month from the American Religious Identification Survey. But still. Woo! We should blow that up and frame it. [Read more...]

Changing Your Religious Affiliation

Yesterday, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released the results of a survey on religious affiliation. Here’s what they found: Americans change religious affiliation early and often. In total, about half of American adults have changed religious affiliation at least once during their lives. Most people who change their religion leave their childhood [Read More...]

Why Are Conservative Christians Fighting Hate Crimes Legislation?

Only a few groups would have the balls to oppose legislation intended to protect victims from hate crimes. Some of those are conservative Christian groups who (once again) see themselves as the victims. Check out this PDF from the Illinois Family Institute (when they go after my Republican Congressperson Judy Biggert, you know it’s a [Read More...]