The Wrong Way to Challenge Islam

It’s always a touchy subject when atheists go after Islam. Not because we shouldn’t — Islam has the same level of credibility every other religion does: none. It’s the same type of superstition and nonsense you find in other faiths, mixed in with a few nuggets of wisdom that its proponents love to promote. Islamic [Read More…]

Army-Navy Game Introed to Christian Battle Hymn

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on. Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on. These verses [Read More…]

Latinos and the Future of American Secularism

This is a guest post by Juhem Navarro-Rivera. Juhem is a political scientist and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture (ISSSC) and blogs about Latinos, Politics and Secularism at The LatiNone … Latinos are considered to be a very religious and socially conservative group. While the assumption [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Professor Challenges Students to Examine Religious Prejudice

Hi Richard, I teach Introductory Psychology at a local junior college. I would like to expand the classroom discussion on religious prejudice during my lesson on cultural influences, but I am unsure of exactly how to go about it. I am a passionate atheist, but would describe myself as being only moderately ‘out’ at work. [Read More…]

Texas Has Approved a License Plate with the Phrase ‘One State Under God’ Next to Three Crosses

Remember when the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles wanted your input on some proposed “specialty license plate designs”? Well, they ignored everything you said and just approved this one: By a 4-3 vote on Thursday, the state board decided to allow the religious design created by Glory Gang, a nonprofit youth organization, to be accepted [Read More…]