Donations Against Damnations

The Agnostic and Atheist Student Group of Texas A&M heard that Brother Jed, the notorious campus preacher, was visiting them next week. A lot of schools have found clever ways of opposing Jed’s crazy Christian claims. We’ve seen Kiss-ins, a Boot Protest, and fundraising drives. Kari Bean and the members of AASG have decided to [Read More…]

WWJD: Who Would Jesus Deny?

It’s always eye-opening to witness Christian “love” in full force. In Georgia, a homeless shelter ironically called House of Mercy refuses to serve gay people: … Elder Bobby Harris, who directs House of Mercy… says that his organization simply cannot tolerate homosexuality in any capacity. “That act is not tolerated here at all. Let me [Read More…]

Ten Commandments Go Up in Giles County (Virginia) Schools

When the Freedom From Religion Foundation heard that a display including the Ten Commandments was going up in Macy McClaugherty Elementary/Middle School in Giles County, Virginia, they sent the district Superintendent Terry E. Arbogast a letter explaining why this was illegal (PDF). The Ten Commandments are in a frame along with the U.S. Constitution… The [Read More…]

Cherokee County School District Makes Decision About School Graduation

The Cherokee County School District in Georgia was considering holding their graduation at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock — out of “tradition.” And because the church was cheaper than other venues. (Don’t worry, though. They’ll cover up the cross. See? How could anyone be offended then?) Also, while I haven’t been able to verify [Read More…]

Which Best Explanation?

by Jesse Galef — I rarely come across a source of interesting material as dense and extensive as Edge‘s World Question Center. I’ve been diving into their 2011 question: “WHAT SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT WOULD IMPROVE EVERYBODY’S COGNITIVE TOOLKIT?” Go take a look: One hundred sixty four intelligent people answering in quick essay format. Excuse me while [Read More…]