Ask Richard: A Biologist Silent in the Face of Her Uncle’s Teaching Against Evolution

Note: When letter writers sign with their first name instead of a pseudonym, I randomly change their name to give them another layer of privacy. Hi Richard, I’m writing in because of a bit of a family happening I came upon this weekend while at my grandma’s 90th birthday celebration. To give you a bit [Read More...]

A Prisoner Reflects on Robert G. Ingersoll

Leslie Zukor runs the Freethought Book Project, which sends books about atheism to prisoners across the country. Recently, she received a letter from Michael L., a prisoner from Peoria, Illinois. She had sent him a book called American Infidel: Robert G. Ingersoll, about the Great Agnostic. Michael wrote a very moving letting back to her. [Read More...]

As You Begin Your Holiday Shopping…

Just a reminder to anyone who plans to shop online this holiday season: If you’re buying anything on Amazon in the near future, please use this link to get to the website! If you do that, a portion of your spending will come back to me and I will smile. Last year, a few people [Read More...]

The “War on Christmas” in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, local officials have allowed a Nativity scene to be placed near a local public fountain. This is illegal, of course, but the PA Nonbelievers (PAN) took the high road in dealing with this. They wanted to put up a sign near the Nativity Scene which would read “Celebrating Solstice — Honoring Atheist [Read More...]

My Thanks

by Jesse Galef Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. Its connection to religion is only peripheral so we atheists can participate easily, it celebrates one of humanity’s best attributes, and it only tangentially invokes our history of slaughtering the indigenous population (not as badly as Columbus Day, at least). I treat Thanksgiving a bit like [Read More...]