The Surprising Truth About Atheist Parents

Dale McGowan, the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, recently conducted an unscientific poll of atheist parents to get their thoughts on religion, humanist communities, and their children. The results were very surprising to me. Here’s just one example of what Dale found. The question: “In general, how religiously observant is your extended family?” I know [Read More…]

Richard Dawkins is Not Arresting the Pope

If you’re like me, when you see headlines like this, your ears perk up: Richard Dawkins: I will arrest Pope Benedict XVI What does that article say? Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse [Read More…]

Atheists on Cover of Chicago Tribune Magazine

Yesterday, I mentioned that Chicago Tribune article about college atheists, but it was a different level of excitement altogether when I saw it was the cover story in the Tribune magazine. How cool is that?! And yay for pull-out quotations: I saw my mom today after she had read the article. She could sense I [Read More…]

Father Wants Biology Textbook Banned because it Refers to Creationism as Myth

When I was in seventh and eighth grades, I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee and attended Farragut Middle School. I *loved* it there and was eager to start life at Farragut High School. But my family moved to Chicago the week before high school started. I’ve mentioned before that that move was what initially got me [Read More…]

Tea Party Jesus!

What happens when you combine the words of Christian Tea Partiers with paintings of Christ? Tea Party Jesus! All the pictures on the site link to a source citing the Tea Partier who said the words. It’s an important point to drive home: The Tea Party members who are Christians say things that would sound [Read More…]