Beware of Cults

… and that’s how the character on the left got kicked out of church. (via Mimi and Eunice) [Read more…]

Handling Someone’s Death with Dignity

Reddit user hecatin heard that a friend’s mom passed away. In the midst of people saying (on Facebook) that they’d pray for the friend’s family, hecatin offered something different and poignant: Beautiful. To paraphrase some commenters on Reddit, I’m going to remember that line… but I hope I never have to use it. (Thanks to [Read More…]

Camp Quest is Not the ‘Atheists’ Answer to Bible School’

Today’s Washington Post has a really terrific article about Camp Quest Chesapeake: … Perhaps one should begin with what these campers believe in. They believe in critical and creative thinking. They believe in mutual respect and living ethically. They believe in arts and crafts. But here in a wooded national park south of Manassas, under [Read More…]

You Call It ‘Dealing with the Heat Wave’…

… and I’ll call it “putting away the groceries.” (Thanks to JustMisterWho for the link!) [Read more…]

The Diversity Skeptics Rarely Talk About

During The Amazing Meeting 9, one of the panel discussions (which I happened to be on) was about “Diversity in Skepticism.” I’ll admit I thought we would talk primarily about gender/ethnic/racial diversity — because that’s what we always talk about — and maybe we’d touch on topics like age/class/education diversity (JREF president DJ Grothe even [Read More…]