A Secular Education Is Not An Anti-Religious Education

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. … I’d never heard of the Illinois Family Institute, but… well, watch this if you can: There were too many things wrong with this video to count. I spent those 6-and-a-half minutes staring at [Read More...]

Atheist in Foxhole Told to Say Grace By Higher-Up

I can’t verify this story, but it’s not a stretch of the imagination to believe. Military atheists have had to endure a lot under the direction of Christian superiors. This is one of the smaller battles, but if it happened, it’s disappointing: My friend is in the military and on deployment. They had a mandatory [Read More...]

John McCain’s Campaign Manager Criticizes GOP for Being “Co-opted” By Religious Right

One of the down sides of working on an election campaign is that you can’t always speak your mind until well after the election is over out of fear that it’ll hurt your chances of winning. By the time you do, it’s too late, and we’re wondering where that person was before the election when [Read More...]

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert on Protestants

After posting about the Roger Ebert article about religion, guest-blogger Jesse Galef reminded me of an old video with Ebert and the late Gene Siskel that turned up on YouTube a few years ago. In it, Siskel (a Jew) and Ebert (raised Catholic) joke around (with blunt and NSFW language) about Protestants and president at [Read More...]

Jesus Would *Never* Do That

Except the Bible says he did do those things… And NonStampCollector makes this point about his video: We always hear about the many amazing things that Jesus of Nazareth apparently did, but nobody ever asks about the things that Jesus supposedly COULD have done, being omnipotent, but either didn’t bother to do or didn’t think [Read More...]