My Speech at the Reason Rally

Here’s the full recap. And here’s the speech I prepared… whether it came out this way or not, I have no idea. I was distracted by the crowd of 1,000,000. It has taken many people many years to put together this event and I hope everyone has a great time. But if you go home [Read More…]

The American Humanist Association Gets Into ePublishing

The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that Humanist Press — their publishing arm since 1995 — would now be the first freethought publisher to put out brand new books in electronic form (for Kindles, Nooks, etc). (Note: Prometheus Books, which also focuses on the freethought community, puts out ebooks as well, but their focus has [Read More…]

Update on the Archdiocese of Montreal’s Prayer: It Didn’t Work

Remember when the Archdiocese of Montreal took out a full page newspaper ad that showed an idealized version of how the NHL Eastern Conference would finish? They hoped their team, the Montreal Canadiens, would finish in the top eight and secure a playoff spot: The Canadiens were purposely left off the list of 15 teams [Read More…]

A Wonderful Video Recap of the Reason Rally

The Thinking Atheist made this nifty recap video of the Reason Rally Damn, I love his voice. The video gets really powerful at the 1:40 mark. [Read more…]

What Percentage of Prisoners Are Atheists? Pew Forum Offers An Answer

Every time that question is asked, everyone always points to this page. It’s a (questionable) source from 1997 saying that atheists constitute 0.2% of the prison population. Last week, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life released the results of a survey of professional prison chaplains across the United States. The results [Read More…]