An Atheist Book That Doesn’t Shy Away From the Word

It seems like PZ Myers has been working on his book forever, but it finally has a title and an ISBN number! The Happy Atheist: Dancing on the Graves of the Gods is scheduled to be released in June of 2012. (Aww, no Easter release?) Interestingly enough, the word “Atheist” is right in the title. [Read More…]

Can Churches Fire Employees Who Are Not Ministers?

Today the Supreme Court heard a case centering around whether teachers in religious schools should be exempt from civil rights laws. In 1999, Cheryl Perich began teaching at Hosanna-Tabor, a Lutheran Church-run school in eastern Michigan. Initially, she was a contract teacher. She later became a “called teacher” after she finished coursework at a Lutheran [Read More…]

An Atheist Goes to a Christian Men’s Conference (Part 1)

This is a guest post by Zachary Moore. Zachary is active in the Texas freethought community, serving as Coordinator of the Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason, Executive Director of the Fellowship of Freethought in Dallas, and Treasurer of Camp Quest Texas. He loves visiting churches and other houses of worship, and is not yet willing [Read More…]

John Freshwater’s Appeal is Denied

Remember John Freshwater, the Creationism-spewing science teacher who branded his students with a cross? He had been fired (after a long court battle)… but he appealed the decision. Today, Judge Otho Eyster denied the appeal. … there is clear and convincing evidence to support the Board of Education’s termination of Freshwater’s contract(s) for good and [Read More…]

An Atheist’s Heartfelt Love Song

Singer/songwriter Billy Franks has an album called “Sex Laughter & Meditation” and he gave me permission to let readers download one of the songs off that CD. It’s called “Sometimes I Wish There Was a God So I Could Pray For Him To Watch Over My Children” and you can download it for free by [Read More…]