Indian Rationalist Faces Jail for Exposing ‘Miracle’

Way back in March of this year, the President of the Indian-based skeptic organization, Rationalist International, was invited by an Indian TV channel (TV-9) to visit the Church of Our Lady of Velankanni in Vile Parle, Mumbai to offer his opinion on a supposed miracle. The President, Sanal Edamaruku, is like the Indian version of [Read More…]

Two Weeks Until the Oklahoma Freethought Convention

We’re less than two weeks away from the Oklahoma Freethought Convention, taking place on June 23rd at the Tulsa Convention Center Assembly Hall. Tickets are still available, you can now see the convention schedule, and there’s also information about an afterparty! (Oh! And there’s a zero-tolerance harassment policy for the event. Good!) I’ll be at [Read More…]

If You Don’t Think the Wafer Turns Into Jesus, You’re Not Really a Catholic

A recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll found that there are a bunch of Catholics in Ireland. Ok, not a surprise. But here’s the interesting part: many of them didn’t even believe in the tenets of their own faith: A total of 89 per cent of respondents were Catholic. The remainder were either not religious (6 [Read More…]

A Conversation Between Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett

Last month, Richard Dawkins & Daniel Dennett — half of the “Four Horsemen” — had a discussion in Oxford (in front of an audience) about religion, evolution, and all sorts of other fun stuff: Someone needs to take the clip of Dennett speaking at the 9:20 mark and turn it into a looped video… As [Read More…]

Get Paid to Go to Church… No, Really!

You know how large chain stores will pay people to be “secret shoppers” to see how well their employees perform? Well there’s a company that does this exclusively for churches. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. It’s called Faith Perceptions: The Mystery Guest Program tells church leaders what first-time visitors think and [Read More…]