Black Atheists Speak Out About Their Godlessness

Yesterday, I posted about a new ad campaign sponsored by African Americans for Humanism. Now, some of the extended interviews with prominent black atheists have been posted online. Check them out — not just because they’re black, but because it’s sincerely heartwarming to listen to people talk so openly and comfortably about leaving their childhood [Read More…]

Darwin’s in Palouse

The Palouse Coalition of Reason has just formed in Idaho and they’re celebrating their arrival by bringing in some heavy hitters to speak in honor of Charles Darwin — and announcing it on a new billboard: The Darwin on the Palouse events herald not only Charles Darwin’s 203rd birthday on February 12 but the 153rd [Read More…]

Americus: A Graphic Novel Centered Around Book Banning

Remember when the Harry Potter books were still in their prime and you’d hear about those Christian parents trying to ban the series from local and school libraries? What do you do if those are your parents? Or your best friend’s parents? And how do you go about changing their minds? That’s the crux of [Read More…]

Atheist Parents: What Would You Do Differently?

Once, when I was twelve or so, my dad forgot to pick me up from play rehearsal after school. In the pre-cellphone era, I just stood at the big double doors of the school’s entrance, watching for headlights in the rural blackness of middle-of-nowhere, Indiana. The evening janitorial staff kept shooting me these pitiable looks, [Read More…]

A CliffsNotes Koran

it turns out when you simplify the Koran, it’s still something you want to avoid: You can see the rest of the strip here. (via Jesus & Mo) [Read more…]