Who Would Oppose an Anti-Bullying Event?

I can understand how topics like abortion and gay marriage and gun rights are controversial. But surely, everyone would be on board to support something called No Name-Calling Week for young children, right? The event is just what it sounds like: No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling [Read More...]

If Jesus is the Answer…

I realize I’m setting myself up here… But this is too amusing to pass up. Here’s a billboard seen in Australia: Jesus is the Answer… So I have to wonder: what is the question? Make me laugh. Don’t be a jerk. (While you’re at it, check out the Oz Atheist’s post and see why Australian [Read More...]

Julia Sweeney Is Coming Back to Chicago

If you an atheist in or around Chicago, here’s a show you won’t want to miss: Julia Sweeney (author of Letting Go of God) and singer Jill Sobule are coming to Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater. They’ll be performing their two-woman show, aptly titled “The Jill and Julia Show with Julia Sweeney and Jill Sobule.” (Try not [Read More...]

South Carolina Atheist in the Media: Short, Simple, and Soundbyte-able

The local NBC affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina interviewed Secular Coalition for America president Herb Silverman yesterday (though not about SCA). It’s a short clip (just over one minute), but Herb does a great job of explaining why he and other members of Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry are putting the following atheist billboard in [Read More...]

Canadian Atheists Are on a Roll

First, Ian Bushfield, president of the University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics, manages to convince his school to change their convocation charge. They used to tell graduates “to use their degrees for ‘the glory of God.’” As if one already exists. Now, they will be telling students to “serve your God.” If you believe in [Read More...]