Everybody Draw Muhammad Day Creator Now in Hiding

The Artist Formerly Known as Molly Norris drew this cartoon after the South Park/Muhammad debacle: It led to an actual event where people drew images of Muhammad — offensive and not — on their Facebook profiles, on college campuses, on blogs, and everywhere else. Norris regretted her cartoon not long after: Norris, a Seattle cartoonist, [Read More…]

Burka and Niqab Banned in France

The French Senate voted 246-1 (with about 100 abstentions) on Tuesday to ban burkas and niqabs in public places. In case you need a reminder… What will happen when the law goes into effect in the spring? The law imposes a fine of 150 euros ($190) and/or a citizenship course as punishment for wearing a [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist in the Philippines Lonely for Freethinking Friends

Dear Richard, I am a college student from the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country. I’m an “out” atheist. Mostly, I’m not being mistreated, and I can tolerate the fact that Catholicism is such a big part of the country’s culture. My problem is that in the city where I live, I am alone in my [Read More…]

Announcing the Secular Coalition for Arizona

The Secular Coalition for America is set to introduce its first state affiliate! This is part of Sean Faircloth’s Secular Decade plan (PDF). And of all the places to begin this program, Arizona has to be at the top of the list right now. There’s a party to celebrate the new group on Tuesday, October [Read More…]

How Many Scots Are Good Without God?

Reading a random article about the Pope… The Pope is visiting Scotland… He admits there are child molesters within the church hierarchy.. Nothing new… I’ve heard all this before… Holy crap. There are about 850,000 Catholics in Scotland, according to the 2001 U.K. Census, but 27 percent of Scots — about 1.5 million — did [Read More…]