When It Comes to the Internet, Nothing Fails Like Faith

My latest piece for the Washington Post‘s On Faith blog is on how the Internet is killing faith. (See? It’s not just for porn.) An excerpt: It wasn’t long ago when statements made in a pulpit were simply assumed to be true. Now, a child with an iPhone in the pew can find ample evidence [Read More…]

Is Atheism a Force to Be Reckoned with in America?

Dave Silverman appeared on The Alyona Show (with substitute host Abby Martin) Wednesday night to talk about the state of atheism in America. It’s a long segment with time for some substantive discussion — pretty unusual for television news airing in America. [Read more…]

Atheists Helping the Homeless Expands in Texas

I’ve posted frequently about Atheists Helping the Homeless, the group from Austin, Texas that has helped over 1,500 homeless people in the area. I’m happy to announce that they’re expanding! Now, there’s a Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter. Their first event is June 3rd at 9:00a and it’d be great to have a large group assembled to [Read More…]

Pastors in Columbus, Georgia Are Looking for a Lawsuit

Pastors in Georgia have a brilliant idea for fixing the school system in the city of Columbus: Ignore federal law and institute school prayer. [Paul] Voorhees, a local business owner and chaplain says, “We are not asking them to do anything other than give us their blessing and get it on a state ballot, we [Read More…]

Interested in Challenging a Prayer at your High School Graduation? Here’s One Story.

Harrison Hopkins is a rising sophomore at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. At the end of his senior year of high school, he challenged the prayer at his graduation and won. He was down in Columbia recently and met up with A Matter of Doubt podcast and did an interview detailing his own deconversion [Read More…]