Are Foxhole Atheists Really Seeking a Cure?

In a recent HuffPo article, science writer Matthew Hutson reports on three studies suggesting that fear of death will inspire atheists to believe in the supernatural. At least that’s the gist of the argument Hutson makes. (To his credit, he cites an online listing of over 200 atheists in foxholes, showing that atheism can survive [Read More…]

More Reasons It’s Difficult for Pastors to Leave the Pulpit

I’ve posted before about how one of the major reasons pastors leave the pulpit is because they realize they’re no longer preaching the truth. So why would people remain pastors once they realize the Bible is no longer credible? Lots of reasons. Uncertainty about a new career is only one of the issues. David Hayward [Read More…]

A Hint at Richard Dawkins’ Next Book

The New York Times has the scoop on two items that might be of interest to all of you: 1) Richard Dawkins‘ next book — “the story of his intellectual evolution and his work as an atheist” — is slated to be published in the fall of 2014. 2) He’s switching publishers. His last two [Read More…]

The Best of Dave Silverman

This is just entertaining, especially if you’ve ever had the chance to hear American Atheists’ Dave Silverman on TV or in person The man knows how to stay on message. (via AtheistBillboards) [Read more…]

A Setback in the War on Christmas

The town of Warren, Michigan put up a Nativity Scene in the Atrium of City Hall this past winter, so, naturally, the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked Mayor James R. Fouts to put up one of their own signs: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, [Read More…]