Who’s More Effective at De-Converting Christians?

There’s a fantastic interview with Zach Weiner, the man behind Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, at The Freethinker. And it features one of my favorite SMBC comics: Here’s the exchange that stood out to me the most: FT: There has recently been a change of tone in the discourse surrounding religion, with the so-called New Atheists [Read More...]

Interfaith Understanding

A quotation from Jesus and Mo, discussing the Tony Blair Faith Foundation: Promoting peace by increasing inter-faith understanding makes about as much sense as promoting sobriety by increasing alcohol consumption. Discuss. [Read more...]

An Atheistic “Christian” Writes About Community in a Church

There’s a segment of Humanists that has tried (with varying degrees of success) to create local communities around the country — promoting “Sunday schools” for atheists and whatnot. The idea behind it is that “organized atheism” might not be an oxymoron and could actually be useful in helping advance our ideas. Robert Jensen couldn’t find [Read More...]

How to Handle a Christian Audience Member

The Knoxville News Sentinel‘s Jessie Pounds has an article about American Atheists president Ed Buckner speaking to a local atheist group. At first glance, nothing seems particular striking in the article, but I did catch one bit that made me do a double-take. I suspect very few Christians were in the audience for an event [Read More...]

A Church’s Missed Opportunity

When I heard about the following program at PromiseLand West church in Austin, Texas, I got excited: I love it when churches do this! They are asking which side of their theological spectrum makes more sense — belief or non-belief in God. Of course they’re going to say belief makes more sense. But it’s a [Read More...]