The High School Student Who Didn’t Stand for the Pledge Tells Her Side of the Story

Chelsea Stanton is the student from Collingswood High School (New Jersey) who didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Her district’s code of conduct required all students to stand during the Pledge, but because of Chelsea’s activism, they’re going to change that. Now, Chelsea has put up a YouTube video explaining her side of the [Read More…]

Dave Silverman on CNN: Will God Exist in 50 Years?

Here’s why I love watching Dave Silverman appear on TV: He knows exactly what message he wants to get across. You might argue that he speaks in absolutes — there’s no nuance in any of his answers — but when you’re on camera for something like this, you don’t know if you will have 30 [Read More…]

How to Hold a Funeral Without God

It’s hard enough dealing with all the grief surrounding anyone’s funeral. But there’s also the unique challenge of keeping religion out of it, if that’s what the family (or deceased) wants. Jane Wynne Willson‘s book Funerals Without God has been around since 1989, but if you haven’t read it before, a new edition is now [Read More…]

Catholic Bishops Think a PR Campaign Will Improve Their Image

How deluded is the Catholic Church? The men in charge of it recently accused nuns who fight poverty (but not gay rights and abortion rights) of promoting “radical feminist themes.” They’ve (wrongly) accused the Girl Scouts of partnering with Planned Parenthood and promoting contraception and abortion. Of course, they’ve argued with President Obama over their [Read More…]

If You Can Thank God for Fixing the Problem, We Can Blame God for Starting It

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