Helping Out a Foxhole Atheist

Oscar Zavala is an infantry squad leader in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and he’s served two tours in Afghanistan. Last month, he nearly lost his life: On May 28th, Oscar was leading his squad on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan when he was injured by an explosive device in eastern Afghanistan. He was [Read More…]

Helping Damon One More Time

As I stated before, the $31,000+ you all raised for Damon Fowler is now in a trust fund and will go toward his education when the time comes. Some people (including commenters on this site and the Support Damon Facebook page) are upset by this because it means Damon can’t use the money to buy [Read More…]

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, America

The Miss USA Pageant was last night. (SPOILERS BELOW Oh, screw it, no one cares.) Before the competition took place, all 51 delegates were asked a series of questions… including: “Should evolution be taught in schools?” This is just full of fail…: Watch that thing. All 14:48 of it. I dare you. What you see [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Husband and Father Continues to Go to Church

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m married to a strong (and sweet) Christian woman. Since we’ve been married, I’ve realized that I’m an atheist. I’ve tried explaining this to her a couple times, but her belief in God is so natural to her that it never really sinks [Read More…]

Is It Bigotry To Not Vote for a Mormon?

Last week, I was part of a religious roundtable discussion for the Chicago Tribune — they wanted people representing different faiths (and no faith) to talk with some staffers about the paper’s religious coverage. At one point, we introduced ourselves, saying our name, who we represented, and the message we wanted to get across. One [Read More…]