Where Will ‘Under God’ Case Go From Here?

Last we heard, Michael Newdow‘s long-standing attempt to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance was stopped (again) by the Supreme Court. More recently, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled against him in his attempt to get “In God We Trust” off the currency, saying that “the phrase is [Read More…]

Lawrence O’Donnell Tells the Truth About the Book of Revelation

Last night, Lawrence O’Donnell ripped into Glenn Beck and Christianity while setting the record straight on Thomas Jefferson: The transcript below is adapted from the MSNBC website and may not be verbatim: I’ve gotten to Beck as no one has before, thrown him off his game by going where none of his television critics have [Read More…]

Rapture Day at Wichita State University

You know how the Bible says the Rapture is coming on May 21st? According to [Family Radio founder Harold] Camping’s prediction, the Rapture will happen exactly 7,000 years from the date that God first warned people about the flood. He said the flood happened in 4990 B.C., on what would have been May 21 in [Read More…]

An Alternative to ‘A’ Week: Use Your Face

I know, I know, A Week has barely started, but Trevor Boeckmann (of the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers — UNIFI) is not happy with it. And he has a very good point. No one outside of our movement knows what the “A” means. Yes, some people will look up what’s going on. [Read More…]

The Nones Are Rising

***Update***: An interesting addendum: The BBC reports that the percentage of nones may be rising a lot more than you think: A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers. The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation. The team’s mathematical model [Read More…]