Vegetarians: Would You Eat Meat If Animals Didn’t Have to Die for It?

I support stem-cell research. And I oppose killing animals for food when alternatives are readily available (even if they’re “humanely killed”). I’m 28 and I’ve still never (purposely) eaten beef or fried chicken or turkey on Thanksgiving or fish or… you get the point. It used to be for religious reasons, but for most of [Read More…]

You’ll Never Believe Why This Church Closed Its Food Bank

***Update***: This story is from 2000, just FYI. Thanks to everyone who pointed that out. … Just read the headline: The gist of that particular article is that Unity Truth Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba created a food bank to help feed the hungry — a wonderful gesture by any group of people — but they’re [Read More…]

Congratulations to My Patheos Overlords!

Some exciting news from the home office!, the web’s premier destination for dialogue on religion and spirituality, announced that its site traffic has surpassed 1 million monthly unique visitors. … In just over two years, Patheos has vaulted into the No. 3 position globally among websites focused on discussion of religion and spirituality. An [Read More…]

Help Out Victims of an Apartment Fire in Boystown

While the East Coast was dealing with Hurricane Irene over the weekend, there was an apartment fire not far from me in Boystown (the “gay neighborhood” in Chicago). A lot of people are homeless right now (thankfully, though, it doesn’t look like any lives were lost). About 100 people were displaced by the blaze, since [Read More…]

Atheist Bus Ads Go Up in Spokane, Washington

This is the ad that just went up on 11 buses in Spokane, Washington, just in time for the Spokane County Interstate Fair: The Spokane Coalition of Reason put up the ad (thanks to the United Coalition of Reason footing the $4,516 bill). Reaching out to the like minded isn’t the only goal of the [Read More…]