Support for a Mosque from an Unusual Source

There’s a controversy looming in Tippecanoe County, Indiana over whether or not the city council should give their approval for the building of an Islamic center. In response to that, Steve Viars offers his support: Some residents from our community expressed concern over this decision, essentially suggesting that the approval was un-American. I think the [Read More…]

A Secular Take on Euthanasia

Over the weekend, the Ottawa Citizen compiled this collection of perspectives on euthanasia from various religious leaders in Ottawa. I won’t bother quoting most of them because I’m sure you can imagine what was said. For the most part, there was a lot of talk about “God’s plan,” “Life is sacred,” “Condemn murder,” “Life in [Read More…]

After Christian Group Asks If You Can Be Good Without God; Atheists and Strangers Offer Clever Responses

The Veritas Forum is a national group that brings speakers to various colleges in order to discuss the “relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.” Recently, they began advertising an event at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and their posters ask if people can be “Good without a God?” That prompted the [Read More…]

Arizona Governor Sued Over Constitutionality of ‘Day of Prayer’

Last Tuesday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued (PDF) to prevent Arizona Governor Jan Brewer from holding another Day of Prayer: FFRF claims that the Day of Prayer proclamation violates Article II, Section 12 in the Arizona Constitution… No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise, or instruction, or to [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist’s Parents Keep “Magic of Reality” from Younger Brother

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m the only out atheist in my family. We have the occasional argument or discussion but for the most part we all agree to try and be respectful. Tonight that all seems to have fallen apart, and I’m a little torn on how [Read More…]