Preparatory Notes for an Atheist’s Death

Reader Paul has been preparing his will and other legal documents just in case anything should happen to him. He sent along his Memorial Preferences stating his final wishes. For whatever reason, the religious folks in his family are none-too-happy about it… I personally like sections 5 and 6(c): Memorial Preferences 1. Notification: Please notify [Read More...]

Explaining Communion to Children

I never went through this as a child, but it’s completely disturbing hearing someone talk about Communion with a straight face as if the wafer really is the body of Jesus: Reader David asks this question: Do you remember how the holy communion and transubstantiation was first explained to you? Do you remember having any [Read More...]

The Audio of Last Week’s Kensington Church Event

I visited Kensington Community Church in Troy, Michigan last week and wrote all about my experience there. The audio of the event is now available for downloading. Here’s the MP3. My part begins near the 1:15 mark. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you get a chance to listen. [Read more...]

What Bothers You About the Atheist Subculture?

We all know of examples where a representative of a person or group embarrassed the very people they were trying to defend. Just in the past couple days, we’ve seen Congresswoman Michele Bachmann say she wanted newspapers to “find out if [certain members of Congress] are pro-America or anti-America.” John McCain’s campaign has had to [Read More...]

Your Soul for a Cookie

Oh, atheist bake sales, how I love you. This one is from the campus group at the University of California, Irvine: Cookies cost $0.50. Or the price of your soul. … you can pay the traditional way by giving us 50 cents for a baked good. However, if you are feeling more adventurous you can [Read More...]