Book Review: Dumbocracy by Marty Beckerman

Marty Beckerman is the author of the recently released Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left, the Rabid Right, and Other American Idiots. Beckerman is in his twenties and has written articles for Playboy and The Huffington Post. So it’s easy to pigeonhole him as a young liberal who leans so far to the left that [Read More...]

Hate Crimes Against Atheists: Not Reported or Not Happening?

The FBI just released statistics on the hate crimes committed in 2007. They break them down into multiple categories, including the number of crimes committed against those of particular religious faiths or sexual orientations. Of the 7,621 incidents that were motivated by a single factor, how many do you think occurred because someone had it [Read More...]

The Atheist Bus Campaign and Barack Obama

What do they have in common? Emily Bell of The Guardian writes: The answer is a lot of money from many people — a new model of fundraising, which the web is facilitating. Obama’s campaign attracted about 90% of its donations from people who gave less than $100. Similarly the atheist bus fund is principally [Read More...]

Baby at the Bus Stop

The first two panels are below. Try guessing the punchline of the third panel of this comic from AmazingSuperPowers… Click here to see if you’re right… There. You are now thoroughly disturbed for the day. (Thanks to Tom for the link!) [Read more...]

Why Are So Many Evangelical Christians Pregnant?

When you found out that Sarah Palin‘s underage daughter, Bristol Palin, got knocked up, what was your reaction? Were you surprised? Did you want to denounce the mother for her hypocrisy? Did you want to say “I told you so” to anyone who supported abstinence-only sex education? Another question: What was your reaction when you [Read More...]