Scientific Mix Tape for Kids

Junior Skeptic (an insert in each issue of Skeptic magazine) offers a science-friendly playlist for children. You can read a description of every song and artist, download every song for free, and parents can check out any advisories (e.g. mild criticism of Darwin’s contemporary opponents, including religious thinkers). Even if you’re not a kid, there [Read More...]

Explaining Communion and Greek Mythology to Your Daughter

One day, when Dale McGowan writes a full-length play about his family, I got dibs on front-row tickets on opening night. This scene features Dale and his daughter (Delaney) discussing Communion and Greek Mythology: DELANEY: Okay, I have a question. (pause) Where do people get these ideas? How do they… how do they think of [Read More...]

Would You Allow Christians To Pray Over Your Baby… If They Asked Nicely?

Many of you had thoughts on whether or not you’d allow a stranger to pray over your baby. Reader Ruby Leigh wonders if a particular twist on the prayer would change your mind about it: I just read the piece about the Wal-Mart woman praying over Lulu without request… I can understand how this would [Read More...]

Atheist’s Lullaby

This is sweet — a lullaby for atheist parents, from Vastleft and Kevin Hammer. Sadly, the baby makes it through the end of the song in one piece: The lyrics (as I can understand them): Go to sleep, There is no god. Life is complex, Sometimes odd. But your daddy always loves you. No sky [Read More...]

The Logic of Children

Reader PrimeNumbers informs me that his daughter is quite the logician. Look what she came up with: Magic is not real. God is magic. Therefore, God is not real. Not too shabby for a four-year-old. Most atheists I know didn’t figure that out until they were teenagers. What other logical statements have your children impressed [Read More...]


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