The Lord is My Shepherd: A Horrifying Thought

Thunderf00t gets us to think a bit more about Psalm 23 (“The Lord is my shepherd”) and follow it to its logical conclusion. The background comes first; the good part begins around the 1:27 mark. [Read more…]

Lake Zurich School Board Candidates Retract Pro-Creationism Statements

Last week, I was disturbed to see all four candidates for the Lake Zurich Unit District 95 school board admit to believing in Creationism. But they’re quickly retracting their statements. In a separate telephone interview, [Doug] Goldberg said he misunderstood the context of the original question. Goldberg said he’s researched the issue since the original [Read More…]

A Big Challenge for the Secular Student Alliance

This is a game-changer for the Secular Student Alliance. We’re growing in affiliates and staff and we now have an opportunity to really raise serious money that will allow us to have a bigger impact nationwide. Jeff Hawkins, creator of the PalmPilot, and Janet Strauss are pledging to match all new donations in 2011 up [Read More…]

A Christian Speaks Out In Support of Gay Relationships

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, we ought to celebrate it. Alise Wright, a Christian and a frequent commenter on this site, has a wonderful post on her site about how she has come to not just “accept” or “tolerate” gay people, but rather affirm their relationships. If I came to the conclusion [Read More…]

Rejected Atheist Ads in Britain

A few months ago, I mentioned the launch of the British Humanist Association’s “Census Campaign” in Britain — they want people to check off “No Religion” on the 2011 Census for a number of reasons: It is important that the Census generates accurate figures. It is used to legitimise resource allocation and policy. The more [Read More…]