The Problem with Reading the Bible Literally

I feel the urge the vomit: Why, dear God, why!? (via My Confined Space) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

What an Atheist Would Say to Pope Benedict XVI

At yesterday’s Papal Protest (sponsored by American Atheists), several people gathered to hold “peaceful demonstrations… to protest the papal agenda for cultural, social and political hegemony.” Herb Silverman, the president of the Secular Coalition for America, was one of the attendees and speakers. These were his remarks (reprinted with permission): A Catholic News Service article [Read More...]

We’re Number… 2!

… from the end. But we’re not last! (Thank you, Scientologists.) Maybe one day, we’ll be as popular as Muslims… We can dream, can’t we? On a side note, who are these 36% of people giving neutral ratings to Fundamentalist Christians? How can one be neutral when it comes to literal belief in the Bible [Read More...]

Evolution is a Fairy Tale for Grownups, says Man Who Believes in Crocoduck

Ouch. The ignorance. It reeks. Of spoiled bananas. Ray Comfort says it “May Become the World’s 2nd Most Hated Book.” 2nd most hated?! Really? No, no, no… a book has to be read in order to be hated. And a book with no substance doesn’t deserve to be read. Unless, if by “hated,” he means [Read More...]

She Hasn’t Come Out to Her Family Yet… Should She?

Sondra, an 18-year-old college student, posted this comment on the Friendly Atheist Forums: I was raised Catholic. Very Catholic. You’re-going-to-hell-if-you’re-not-Catholic-Catholic. I was also homeschooled, and didn’t really have much social interaction as a kid. I spent a lot of time in the library, and I liked it that way. My parents decision to homeschool was [Read More...]