Even in the Face of Tragedy, You Don’t Have to Lose Your Ability to Reason

Religious people often say to atheists that they’ll “come to god” when tragedy strikes. In jail? Break out the Bible. Alcohol addiction? Submit to god. Dying? That’s why Jesus invented death-bed conversions. Jen Keane lost her father to cancer about a month ago. But, in spite of what her family is going through, she hasn’t [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins’ Eulogy for Christopher Hitchens

At the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Richard Dawkins offered a tribute to Christopher Hitchens: As always, if there are any bits we should pay special attention to, just leave the timestamp and a summary in the comments. (via Token Skeptic) [Read more...]

Embracing the Atheist Afterlife

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Lutheran Vicar Refused to Bury a 74-year-old Woman because She Was a Lesbian

It’s not just American religious leaders who do despicable things because of their homophobia. In North Jutland, Denmark, a Lutheran vicar said he would not bury a 74-year old woman because she was a lesbian: “I thought — can this really be possible that we have to be ashamed? I looked at my mother’s partner [Read More...]

A Farewell to Beloved Children’s Author (and Atheist) Maurice Sendak

The great Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, died yesterday at the age of 83. The Illini Secular Student Alliance reminds us of this excerpt from an interview he did with NPR’s Fresh Air in 2003: “I am not a religious person, nor do I have any regrets. The war took care [Read More...]


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