When Atheists Leave Messages in Gideon Bibles

Reader Adam stayed in a hotel this weekend and — as all too many of us do — looked for the Gideon Bible hidden in the drawer. He was a bit surprised to open it up to find the following message inside: I think that last word is “celibate” Turns out it was the most [Read More…]

Not Every Church Practice Is Useless

Crommunist agrees that there’s nothing wrong with taking the best practices of churches and applying them in secular settings: Particularly in immigrant and black communities (and conceivably in Central American/hispanic ones as well), the church is the focal point of civil life. It is a resource not only for instrumental support like counselling and a [Read More…]

When Steve Jobs Left His Faith

An excerpt from Walter Isaacson‘s new biography about Steve Jobs: Even though they were not fervent about their faith, Jobs’s parents wanted him to have a religious upbringing, so they took him to the Lutheran church most Sundays. That came to an end when he was thirteen. In July 1968 “Life” magazine published a shocking [Read More…]

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Be a Creationist

As if you needed another reason to fight against Creationism, I bring you the Flizbins: If you can make it to the 1:16 mark, you get to hear Christian Rapping… If you make it to the end, you deserve a cookie. By the way, that’s a real song from a real album by a real [Read More…]

Recovering from Religion Gets a New Leader

In 2009, The God Virus author Darrel Ray began a group called Recovering from Religion to help people who wanted to leave their faith but needed emotional and social support to do it. Kind of like Alcoholics Anonymous for people breaking their religion addiction. In a sign that shows how the group is growing, Jerry [Read More…]