Are They Sure They Want To Brag About This?

This picture has been going around on the Facebooks: Just a few quick thoughts: Inappropriate use “of” quotation marks is one of my favorite things. Really?  Tuition is free?  What happened to tithing? The “winning souls” thing makes me vaguely uncomfortable. As if I’m the assignment they need to work on. Does anyone spellcheck these things before [Read More…]

Sam Harris Discusses Death and the Present Moment

Here’s something optimistic for your Sunday afternoon: Death! In his talk at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Sam Harris gave a talk on “Death and the Present Moment“: As always, if there are any bits we should pay special attention to, just leave the timestamp and a summary in the comments. [Read more…]

Thanks to One Woman’s Efforts, a Vermont Town Will No Longer Recite a Prayer at Its Annual Meeting

The town of Franklin, Vermont will no longer be saying prayers at their annual March meeting thanks to one courageous woman, Marilyn Hackett. Since 2000, the beginning of the annual meeting has included a Christian prayer like this one: Let us pray together. Lord, we thank you for this day as we come together as [Read More…]

How Did You Come Out As An Atheist?

Greta Christina‘s writing her next book and she wants to know how you came out as an atheist: I want to know: what you said; how you said it; how the person/ people you came out to responded; what the results/ consequences of coming out were; how (if at all) things have changed with time; [Read More…]

GOP Spokesperson: ‘Let’s Hurl Some Acid at Those Female Democratic Senators’

Camels With Hammers has put up a powerful series of images of women who have been disfigured by acid in response to comments made on Facebook by Jay Townsend, spokesperson for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY). Do not click through if you are squeamish. A spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) is facing criticism after advocating [Read More…]