Blasphemy Challenge Still Going Strong

***Update: If you would like to pose questions to Brian Sapient, Rational Response Squad co-founder (and thus, one of the leaders of the Blasphemy Challenge project), please write them in the comments. An interview with Sapient is forthcoming*** Even Newsweek is getting in on the action. The Blasphemy Challenge is where people submit videos to [Read More...]

American Atheists Scholarship

The American Atheists (Founders) scholarship of $2000 is given annually to a student who has proven his/her activism in the atheist community. What constitutes activism? Maybe you wrote letters-to-the-editor to your local newspaper that were published or you started/led a local atheist group. You can also write an essay if you’d like. It’s all acceptable [Read More...]

Are Atheists Less Charitable?

Yes, says Jonah Goldberg, Editor-at-Large of National Review Online. Read his article here. They printed this column in the commentary page of yesterday’s Chicago Tribune. It ruined my breakfast, I tell you. Goldberg says the following: The further to the left you are — particularly to the secular left — the less likely you are [Read More...]

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

This weekend, the PBS show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly will air a special segment on atheism in America. Included in the segment are Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Julia Sweeney, and Paul Kurtz. You can check the PBS website for when the show airs in your local area. Everything will be available to download next week [Read More...]

Fundamentalist Threats

Remember the uproar than ensued when Pat Robertson not-so-subtlely called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez…? So I was watching one of my favorite televangelist podcasts last night: Jack Van Impe Presents. (You can watch it, too. The audio can be downloaded here and video can be downloaded here.) That’s when I heard Jack make [Read More...]