‘How Can We Help Young Atheists?’ My Speech at the 2012 Freethought Festival

Last spring, the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison held a Freethought Festival. It was a free conference with tons of speakers — very impressive for any student group to pull off — and they’re planning to do it again next year. (If they invite me, I’m *so* there.) I bring it [Read More…]

Raptor Jesus and Flying Spaghetti Monster Holy Portrait

Correction: This extraordinary piece of art is a modification of a piece created by deviantART user Firell. The embellishments were done by Reddit user fm8. I want a print of this on my wall… [Read more…]

The Voice of Chuck E. Cheese Wants You to Accept Jesus

I expect no less from a guy playing a character who looks like he belongs in Christian media… Duncan Brannan (below) played the voice of Chuck E. Cheese for nearly two decades. He was recently let go from that position, but he left his fans — apparently he had fans… — a parting message (PDF): [Read More…]

Before You Head to Chick-Fil-A…

… you should know they gave $1,900,000 to anti-gay groups in 2010. A portion of all the food you’re buying there is being used to impede civil rights for gay people. That brings them to nearly $5,000,000 in bigot funding over the past decade. Good thing I’ve never eaten there before, anyway. (See? Being vegetarian [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Beset by Family Illnesses Considers Joining a Church

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am an atheist, and have been since my teens. Although at times I struggled with my unbelief, mostly I just lived my life and didn’t worry about it too much. I have always tried to be a moral person, and have thought [Read More…]