The Atheist Convention Conflict

Here is the list of atheist (and skeptic) conventions occurring in 2009: Convention Location Dates American Atheists Atlanta, GA 4/9-4/12 Center for Inquiry’s 12th World Congress Washington, D.C. 4/9-4/12 American Humanist Association Phoenix, Arizona 6/5-6/7 The Amaz!ng Meeting 7 Las Vegas, NV 7/9-7/12 Freedom From Religion Foundation Unknown Unknown Atheist Alliance International Unknown Unknown Secular [Read More...]

A Jew’s First Bacon

Penn Jillette tells the story of a former Orthodox Jew who finally ate non-kosher food — including bacon — for the first time. It’s a bit lengthy, but well worth it: I’m still a vegetarian, but I found the story really touching. It’s nice to hear about someone finally jumping that last hurdle away from [Read More...]

Upcoming Campus Events

I will be speaking at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The event is free and, if you come, I’ll privately dance for you. It begins at 8:00 pm in The Founder’s Lounge of the Frick Center. — And for those of you in Indiana, the student group at Purdue University will be [Read More...]

In Wake of Economic Crisis, Christian Colleges are Closing

According to an Associated Press article by Justin Pope, the economic crisis has played a major role in the closings of several Christian colleges: Late last month, [Cascade College,] the small Christian college with just 280 students and $4 million in debt announced it would have to shut down at the end of the current [Read More...]

The Incredible Hulk. In Bed. Thanks to Allah.

This video speaks for itself. The money part begins at the 2:35 mark: I don’t know the story behind this, but reader Jason gives us the abridged version of the video as well as the claims we ought to be skeptical about: Egyptian guy claims that the doctors (never named them or the hospital or [Read More...]