Are There Racist Atheists?

The question comes from reader Nick. Are there racist atheists? To my knowledge, I haven’t met any… racism is completely contrary to any sort of rational thought. I guess I’d be surprised to meet an atheist racist. Or an atheist homophobe. Or an atheist sexist. But we’re a big group. Those types have to be [Read More...]

What Was Your Favorite Paragraph About Religion in the Past Year?

I’m not looking for soundbyte quotations. And my attention span lasts only a sentence or three. So here’s the question: What was the best paragraph (or two) about religion/atheism you read this year? Self-promotion is allowed. If you wrote it, that’s fine. But please limit yourself to *the* best thing you wrote. In other words, [Read More...]

Are Atheists Taking Over the Military? Yep, Says Christian Chaplain

The Christian OneNewsNow site says we are winning a war I didn’t even know we were waging! The article by Chad Groening references the Secular Coalition for America’s policy recommendations for the new President: The Secular Coalition for America recently held a news conference urging president-elect Barack Obama to, among other things, enact new rules [Read More...]

I’ve Never Enjoyed Barney the Dinosaur Until Now

Barney the Dinosaur asks a very important question to Don McLeroy, chairman of the Texas State Board of Education. The context is below. McLeroy has made it clear he does not accept evolution: Dr. McLeroy believes that Earth’s appearance is a recent geologic event — thousands of years old, not 4.5 billion. “I believe a [Read More...]

What Are You Doing for Darwin Day?

Are you planning anything special for the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin‘s birth on February 12th, 2009? Whether it’s a formal group event or just a party with friends, wants to know! And if you want to get a head start on attending a nearby event, check out the listings of registered Darwin Day [Read More...]