A Song ‘Defending’ Scientology

The comedy show Political Subversities recently featured actor Todd Briscoe “defending” Scientology. (The language is probably NSFW.) I enjoyed the last line in particular [Read more…]

Talking to a Leader of Westboro Baptist Church

Is it useful to dialogue with Christians who strongly disagree with you and will probably never change their minds? It’s debatable, but I generally think it’s a good thing. This video takes that to the extreme, though. Atheist vloggers MannixThePirate & xCrowMagnuSx sat down with Shirley Phelps-Roper (daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps) [Read More…]

The Christopher Hitchens/Tony Blair Debate on Whether Religion is a Force for Good

***Update***: Links have been fixed! … In case you’re one of the three people who weren’t aware of it, Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair debated the resolution “Religion is a force for good in the world”… and Hitchens seems to be the winner with more than 10% of the audience changing their minds and siding [Read More…]

The Judge Who Stole Christmas

Remember that trailer for “Christmas with a Capital C,” the straight-to-DVD movie about the battle over a Nativity scene on public property? Awesome, right? It turns out there’s a book called The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer, unrelated to the movie, that focuses on virtually the same thing: This holiday novella’s premise is [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Facebook, Friends and Filters

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I will be attending a Catholic college in a few months and as an Atheist I have to admit I almost didn’t go simply for this reason, but I desperately wanted to be a part of a major program they offer, and the [Read More…]