I Can’t Wait to Read This Book

Dale McGowan just announced that he will be writing a book that (to my surprise) doesn’t exist yet: Atheism for Dummies. There were already Dummies books for each of the major and several minor religions, as well as some weirdly specific titles like Lost Books of the Bible for Dummies. Now publisher Wiley & Sons [Read More…]

When Will ‘Progressive’ Christians Say It’s Not a Sin to be in a Gay Relationship?

I’m not a fan of Christians who say they’re allies of the LGBT community while refusing to admit homosexuality (acting on it) isn’t a sin or, more importantly, that they would support same-sex marriage. So it’s good to see a real Christian LGBT ally, John Shore, call one of the more-well-known middle-grounders out on it [Read More…]

Indian Rationalist Faces Jail for Exposing ‘Miracle’

Way back in March of this year, the President of the Indian-based skeptic organization, Rationalist International, was invited by an Indian TV channel (TV-9) to visit the Church of Our Lady of Velankanni in Vile Parle, Mumbai to offer his opinion on a supposed miracle. The President, Sanal Edamaruku, is like the Indian version of [Read More…]

Two Weeks Until the Oklahoma Freethought Convention

We’re less than two weeks away from the Oklahoma Freethought Convention, taking place on June 23rd at the Tulsa Convention Center Assembly Hall. Tickets are still available, you can now see the convention schedule, and there’s also information about an afterparty! (Oh! And there’s a zero-tolerance harassment policy for the event. Good!) I’ll be at [Read More…]

If You Don’t Think the Wafer Turns Into Jesus, You’re Not Really a Catholic

A recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll found that there are a bunch of Catholics in Ireland. Ok, not a surprise. But here’s the interesting part: many of them didn’t even believe in the tenets of their own faith: A total of 89 per cent of respondents were Catholic. The remainder were either not religious (6 [Read More…]