The Com-Moon-ion?

Buzz Aldrin was one of the Apollo 11 astronauts, the second person to ever set foot on the moon. In his book, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon, he talks about performing a certain ritual immediately after the Lunar Module landed on the moon: … I wanted to do something positive for [Read More...]

Are You Around Your Religious Family for the Holidays?

If you’re home with the religious family for the holidays, might as well try to make a game of it! How will they all respond to your atheism? I think the winner has to be the person who fills up the entire board first. Otherwise this will end too quickly… (Thanks to Paul and Jason [Read More...]

Iowa Gets a New Atheist Bus Ad

The last time Iowa atheists put up bus ads, they were quickly taken down (and then later put back up), a bus driver refused to do her job because an atheist ad was on her bus, and the governor complained. All that because of this *horribly* offensive banner: So what are the Iowa Atheists & [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist’s Mother Tries to Guilt Trip Him

Dear Richard, I came out as an atheist to my ultra-Catholic parents about a year ago. Surprisingly, my Dad has been very understanding. I had to move back in with my parents because I am in my last quarter of undergrad. My mother, despite her knowledge of my atheism was under the impression that I [Read More...]

Priest to Congregation: Steal!

Umm… this must be an example of a church teaching morality: Father Tim Jones, a 41-year-old clergyman at St. Lawrence Church in York, England, said that shoplifting — rather than prostitution or burglary — is sometimes the best option for poor people struggling to make ends meet… Because burglary is very different from shoplifting? At [Read More...]