He Makes Sense To Us Because We Don’t Dare Question Religious Authority

Capt. Ryan Jean is the atheist who’s trying to become a “Humanist lay leader” in the Army. It’s not quite the role an official Chaplain would have — he wouldn’t even get paid — but it’d give him the opportunity to facilitate discussions about religion with Foxhole Atheists who aren’t being serviced by religious chaplains. [Read More…]

Our Side is Stacked

Love this image The caption: When a theist starts a debate with an atheist… (via Reddit) [Read more…]

Ask Richard: My City Government is Now Running the Christmas Festival

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I live in a Midwestern suburb in the heart of the Jesus-belt. Our community is predominantly white, predominantly conservative, and predominantly Christian. Every year, on our historical Main Street, there is a month-long Christmas Festival, with dozens of costumed characters (Historic Santas, Dickens [Read More…]

The Reason Project’s 2012 Video Contest

Sam Harris‘ Project Reason just announced its annual video contest — first prize gets $10,000. You can’t submit videos until June 1st of next year, but if you have any ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments. Maybe someone can get to work and make them a reality! (I promise to demand at [Read More…]

Survey Says Catholics Are Becoming Less Catholic

The National Catholic Reporter has put out their fifth survey cataloguing Catholic attitudes and practices in America. We should be throwing a party to celebrate these results. When asked what aspects of Catholicism are important to them, most Catholics fall in line with typical Christian teachings, but they take a Honey Badger approach to what [Read More…]