Faith and the 2008 Hopefuls

Here’s a wonderful interactive tool to find out where the 2008 presidential candidates stand on faith and a number of issues influenced by one’s faith. (Use the “Comparison Mode” in the upper left!) Very cool. (Via toomanytribbles. Thanks to Robert for reminding me about newsinitiative.org.) [tags]atheist, atheism, politics, Democrats, Republicans, faith, values, religion[/tags] [Read more...]

Response to Illinois’ Moment of Forced Silence

Now that Illinois has mandated a moment of silence in public school classrooms, you can hear the complaints loud and clear. Will Okun, a Chicago school teacher, has a great response in The New York Times: Boy, are our legislators busy. I teach in an overcrowded classroom with Xeroxed books, no computers and limited supplies [Read More...]

America’s Next Top Religion

I’d watch this show. Dan Savage tells us his idea: Devout contestants representing all the major world religions will be left on a deserted island with a large group of religious people, agnostics, and atheists. The religion that wins the most converts in, say, six months’ time wins the coveted “World’s Fastest-Growing Religion” title. No [Read More...]

Help Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the ex-Muslim author of Infidel, may not have security for much longer. She constantly faces threats on her life and is in danger without the protection. There is an online petition for this matter, but those things are usually ineffective… Better yet, there are two ways you can directly help Ms. Ali [Read More...]

The World is Going to End

What do you do? An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes? Most Britons (54%) said they’d talk to their loved ones. 13% said they “would sit back, accept the inevitable and reach for a glass [Read More...]


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