Ask Richard: An Atheist Considers Attending a Catholic University

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hi, I’m 33 and going back to college. Right now I’m working on an associate’s degree, and I intend to transfer to a university to get my bachelor’s. There’s a university here [Read More...]

Air Force Academy Now Kinder to Non-Christians

For a while now, there’s been a climate of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. For example, non-Christians have been subject to proselytization from their commanding officers. The AP reports that things have gotten much better over the past five years. “This is the first time we feel positive about things there,” [Read More...]

South Portland Mayor Asks Secular Humanist to Deliver Invocation

The new mayor of South Portland, Maine is Tom Coward, and one of his first duties was to decide who would deliver the invocation at the ceremony in which other new city officials would be inaugurated. He made a surprising (and welcome) pick: Andrew Lovley, a college senior who founded the Southern Maine Association of [Read More...]

Santa Praying Over Jesus?

I’m no Bible expert, but I don’t remember the verse where Santa kneels in prayer over the baby Jesus…: North Carolina. Need I say more? (Thanks to Bella for the link!) [Read more...]

Theft and Trust

by Jesse Galef – Someone tried to rob me last night. I was on Metro and had just struck up a conversation with some strangers when we arrived at a stop and the doors opened. Someone walking by jumped in, snatched my iPod from my hands, and started running away. I chased and caught him, [Read More...]