10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On

Cracked has the list of ten things Christians and atheists can agree on: 1. You Can Do Terrible Things in the Name of Either One 2. Both Sides Really Do Believe What They’re Saying 3. In Everyday Life, You’re Not That Different 4. There Are Good People on Both Sides 5. Your Point of View [Read More...]

Evanston Says No to Mandatory Moment of Silence

The Evanston-Skokie School District 65 board rightfully voted against enforcing the mandatory moment of silence law in Illinois. “We have no intention of either prohibiting or forcing compliance,” said board member Katie Bailey. … “It sets up an unnecessary intrusion into the classroom,” said board member Mary Rita Luecke. Luecke said she suspects some supporters [Read More...]

I Know Waaaay Too Much About Christopher Hitchens

See the Vanity Fair slideshow. It’s “from the second stage of Christopher Hitchens’s ongoing self-improvement project.” One of the captions: Yes, a Brazilian wax was involved. You’ve been warned. It almost looks as if he’s praying in that picture… I can anticipate his pain. No wonder he thinks God is not great. From the print [Read More...]

Can Atheists Participate in the Office Secret Santa?

No, says one atheist’s co-workers. I didn’t even know Santa had anything to do with Jesus. (I’m clearly ignorant.) So our atheist tries to explain his non-religiosity to them. He tells them why he accepts evolution. He states why he isn’t a fan of religion. And he offers this olive branch: Oh, by the way, [Read More...]

See Me Speak in Chicago!

I’ll be giving a talk at the University of Illinois at Chicago next Wednesday evening for the campus group Rationalists and Freethinkers (RAFT). The details: Date: Wednesday, November 14th Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Ft. Dearborn Room B (Student Center East – Third Floor, upstairs from the inner circle) There’s also free pizza! And if you [Read More...]