Our Religious Extremists Aren’t as Bad As Theirs

On last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher spoke about the problem with extremist Muslims and how, even in America, our religious extremists are nowhere as crazy as those elsewhere in the world who would threaten (or commit) murder over a simple cartoon: (via Mediaite) [Read more...]

University of Illinois Students Draw Muhammad All Over Campus

After the South Park debacle in which Trey Parker and Matt Stone were not allowed to show an image of Muhammad — or even say his name — the Atheists, Agnostics & Freethinkers group at the University of Illinois wanted to show their support for free speech. So they went around campus with chalk and [Read More...]

Was Boobquake Feminist Enough?

The upsides to Jen McCreight‘s Boobquake event: Massive amounts of unintended publicity and the opportunity to ridicule an Iranian cleric who clearly deserved it. The downside: A lot of people said Jen’s idea was a bad one in the name of feminism. (A day for women to make their opposition to the foolish cleric known, [Read More...]

Buy One of Ray Comfort’s Vests… for an Atheist Charity

Lately, bananaman Ray Comfort has been reaching out to atheists in his own unique way — he’s been giving out $100 food vouchers and giving away handmade vests. As it turns out, reader Amy “won” one of the vests. She does appreciate the gesture, but she thinks she can do something even better with the [Read More...]

Dartmouth Group for Atheists Is Sorely Needed, Says Catholic Columnist

I’ve been involved with and heard about interfaith dialogues at colleges, where representatives of various faiths talk about their beliefs. It’s nice, everyone is friendly, but you don’t really get anything out of it. Brendan Woods, a student at Dartmouth, isn’t a fan of that approach: I’ve noticed the same phenomenon at the various “interfaith” [Read More...]