In a lesson plan for Christian middle schoolers, Christian graduate students in Education have a specific purpose: Purpose: By the end of this lesson, students will have a better understanding of Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” There are basically two religions competing for the minds, hearts, and [Read More...]

Summary of Kent Hovind/Rational Response Squad Feud

Brian Flemming has a nice summary of Creationist/felon Kent Hovind’s attack on the Rational Response Squad and anyone who speaks badly of him: The facts as I’m able to determine them: 1. Kent Hovind, an evangelist for the crackpot Bible-based pseudoscience called creationism, distributes many videos advocating his position. 2. Hovind repeatedly and explicitly states [Read More...]

The Separation on State Street

There’s a soon-to-be-released documentary called “The Separation on State Street.” I haven’t seen it, but the synopsis looks right up this blog’s alley: Anonka, the creator of a museum dedicated to the witch trials, awakened a wasp nest in her conservative, Christian town when she decided to ask the county commission a very simple question: [Read More...]

Washington Post: Nonbelievers Find Strength in Numbers

Did we all rebrand ourselves as “nonbelievers” all of a sudden? Yesterday, The Washington Post ran an article on the rise of atheism. What do we learn? There’s a 500-person waiting list for the Atheist Alliance International convention in two weeks: “People who were ashamed to say there is no God now say, ‘Wow, there [Read More...]

The Nonbelievers in Boston Globe Magazine

In today’s Boston Globe Magazine, you can read David Abel‘s cover story on “The Nonbelievers” (you may have to register with the newspaper to read it). I had a bad feeling about it when I saw the cover… it misrepresents atheists right off the bat with the headline “There is no God” (a phrase atheists [Read More...]