Goodbye Ze Frank!

Saturday is Ze Frank’s last day doing his video podcast. And I’m sad. I didn’t start watching until midway through his one-year project, and now he’s leaving I don’t know who I’m going to watch now when I’m in bed but don’t want to go to sleep. I’ll think of Ze everytime I see a [Read More...]

Sam Harris on Pete Stark

Sam Harris writes: … [Congressman Pete] Stark is the first of our leaders to display a level of intellectual honesty befitting a consul of ancient Rome. Bravo. The truth is, there is not a person on Earth who has a good reason to believe that Jesus rose from the dead or that Muhammad spoke to [Read More...]

Garrison Keillor Adds to Gay Stereotypes

Garrison Keillor (of public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion”) has an essay up on Salon where he writes the following: I grew up the child of a mixed-gender marriage that lasted until death parted them, and I could tell you about how good that is for children, and you could pay me whatever you think [Read More...]

The Atheists Stand Alone

Quick: What name comes to mind when I say the word “atheist”? . . . I’m guessing most of you think of Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris. What name comes to mind when I say “Christian”? . . . Knowing the audience that reads this blog, maybe you thought of James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, or [Read More...]

Profile of a Campus Activist

The campus newspaper of the University of Kansas is running a great story today on my friend Andrew Stangl, president of the sole secular group on campus– the Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostic (SOMA)– and one of my colleagues on the Secular Student Alliance board of directors. “He’s a radical in choir boy’s clothing,” [Read More...]