Morning News Roundup

The Sacramento Bee has a positive story on a gathering of atheists: Billed as a “celebration of reason and church/state separation,” the event brought together atheists, secularists and humanists, who explained their faith in man and nature and their disdain for the unseen and unprovable. “Humans have the ability to lead ethical lives for the [Read More...]

Don’t Confuse Your Dennett with your Dawkins

Nica Lalli, author of Nothing: Something to Believe In, has a piece in today’s USA Today where she talks about how atheists, just like various religions’ followers, do not speak in just one voice: … the word “atheist” has become synonymous with one kind of non-believer: the kind that writes books about atheism and is [Read More...]

The Bible. In LOLspeak.

And it’s a Wiki. Here’s the current version of John 3:16: So liek teh Invisible Man lieks teh ppl lots and he sez ‘Oh hai I givez u my only son’ and ifs u beleevs in him u wont evr diez no moar, k?” (via Boing Boing) [tags]atheist, atheism, LOLcat, Christian, Bible, Jesus[/tags] [Read more...]

Interview with Secular Student Alliance Director

The Eloquent Atheist has a nice interview with August E. Brunsman IV, the Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance (a group for which I chair the board of directors): Q: Finally, do you think there is anything in particular that atheist and freethinking students can offer in the realm of student life? What would [Read More...]

Churches Provide the Other Kind of Halo

Churches are reaching out to youth in new ways: Across the country, hundreds of ministers and pastors desperate to reach young congregants have drawn concern and criticism through their use of an unusual recruiting tool: the immersive and violent video game Halo. … Far from being defensive, church leaders who support Halo — despite its [Read More...]