New Life Church, Part 2

Ted Haggard stepped down from New Life Church for sexual misconduct… And then came Paul Barnes… And now comes another guy from Haggard’s church. Christopher Beard had been heading a youth ministry at New Life Church. That is, until his recent resignation after admitting sexual misconduct. What is in the communion wine in Colorado churches…? [Read More...]

TeacherPreacher Forgets Where He’s At

According to the NY Times, David Paszkiewicz, a History teacher at Kearny High School in New Jersey, told his students “that evolution and the Big Bang were not scientific, that dinosaurs were aboard Noah’s ark, and that only Christians had a place in heaven.” These words come courtesy of recordings made by a student, Matthew [Read More...]

Atheist Brigade

Brooke Gladstone of NPR talks about the “Atheist Brigade” that is becoming more vocal. You can listen to the story here. One part of the story talks about the ludicrous saying “There are no atheists in foxholes.” A soundbyte with that quotation was played– spoken by NPR reporter John Burnett. Burnett is asked about why [Read More...]

Atheist Christmas

Tomorrow’s New York Times will have an article about atheists celebrating Christmas. It’s titled “The Grinch Delusion: An Atheist Can Believe in Christmas”… (Thanks, NYT, for spreading the pleasant holiday cheer.) So how do notable atheists spend Christmas? Sam Harris: With all this high-profile atheism in mind, it might come as something of a surprise [Read More...]

Carl Sagan Blog-a-thon

Blogger Joel Schlosberg had a great idea: organizing a Carl Sagan blog-a-thon on the tenth anniversary of Sagan’s passing. The date will be December 20. If Sagan’s ever touched your life, or you’ve been influenced by his books or the PBS Cosmos series, write about it! I’ll be doing something, too. Joel will collect and [Read More...]