Alabama Anti-Immigration Bill Stalls (For Now)

Alabama governor Robert Bentley has called for further discussion on a controversial anti-immigration bill widely regarded to be the country‚Äôs toughest. Yesterday, lawmakers in the state House of Representatives passed a revised version of the bill 68-37 just hours after it had passed the Senate. Needless to say, both the chambers are controlled by Republicans. [Read More…]

Should Creationism Ever be a Firing Offense?

David Coppedge had a job most computer experts would kill for. He worked for NASA as a computer specialist, as a team leader on the Cassini mission, oriented towards the exploration of Saturn. Coppedge is also a Creationist, though, and he claims that this got him fired after 15 years on the job. Of course, [Read More…]

An Awful Story of Parents Willing to Sacrifice Their Child in the Name of Faith

An ER doctor from the Pacific Northwest tells this horrific story about a child who recently came into his hospital. It turns out the story of Abraham and Isaac is still very much alive in the 21st century. A young man, barely old enough to drink, well, went out and got drunk, as young men [Read More…]

Is Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage an ‘Imposition’ of His Religion?

Same-sex marriage opponent Matthew J. Franck in Washington Post‘s On Faith section talks about Obama using his faith to justify his support of marriage equality, and almost — almost! — has a point: The mere fact that the president claims to have religious reasons — specifically Christian reasons — for supporting same-sex marriage has occasioned [Read More…]

A Review of God and the Folly of Faith by Victor Stenger

For centuries science and religion have been at war. Both explain, or try to explain, the world around us in their own way. The more we observed, measured, and probed, the less we needed our gods. The gods of biscuits and hairdos soon made way for bakers and hairdressers and the gods of thunder and [Read More…]