Plan Your Own Reason Rally and Then Tell Me How It Goes

So there’s a week to go before the Reason Rally and the complaining is already in full stride. As if all the organizers and volunteers don’t give a damn about reason and are just letting anyone with a pulse onstage… Since I’ve been helping organize the event (mostly on the Internet end of things), here’s [Read More…]

Become a Capital-A Atheist

Debbie Walker urges everyone to become a “Capital A” Atheist and — Grammar Nazi issues notwithstanding — I couldn’t agree with her more: I think there are a lot more little “a” atheists out there than we realize. People who don’t have anything to do with any religion yet haven’t made a stand, a commitment [Read More…]

Dave Silverman Promotes Reason Rally on CNN

In case you missed it this morning, here’s the video of American Atheists president Dave Silverman talking about the Reason Rally on CNN: It’s a quick and appropriate dismissal of what the critics have said about the Hebrew and Arabic billboards. Also, the host asks Dave about Alain de Botton‘s idea of an “Atheist Temple” [Read More…]

What’s Wrong with This Argument?

Here’s an interesting question from a reader… It begins with some assumptions and a conclusion. Yes, the assumptions are generalized (obviously, there are exceptions), but I hope you find it worth discussing. Feel free to poke holes in the argument. Assumption 1) Christians are opposed to abortions. Assumption 2) According to Christians, if a baby [Read More…]

Anti-Muslim Group Wants to Run FFRF-Like Ad in New York Times; NYT Says No

Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation ran this ad in the New York Times, encouraging people to leave the Catholic Church: It’s time to quit the Roman Catholic Church. Will it be reproductive freedom, or back to the Dark Ages? Do you choose women and their rights, or Bishops and their wrongs? Whose side [Read More…]