University of Chicago Hires ‘Humanist Advisor’

Josh Oxley, the newly-hired (but not paid, I’ve learned) “Humanist Advisor” for the University of Chicago, got some nice press in The Maroon: Maroon: What else does your job entail? Oxley: I advise for the Secular Student Alliance. I’m the graduate advisor for them. But at the same time my role is to really do [Read More...]

A Chance to Hear A Giant’s Words Come Alive

– by Richard Wade A friend of mine, Richard McNally, editor of Rational Alternative, the newsletter of Atheists United will be one of two speakers at a dramatic reading of selected writings by Robert Ingersoll on Saturday Oct. 16 in Santa Barbara, California. I saw his one-man performance of “A Visit with Robert Green Ingersoll” [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Teaching My Kids Religious Tolerance and Science at the Same Time

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed for their privacy. Richard, My non-religious (as of yet) kids (ages eleven and eight) go to my in-law’s church occasionally when they stay over Saturday night. They then attend the Sunday school portion with their rather religious cousins. When they get home, we discuss what they talked about and [Read More...]

An Atheist Argues We Need More Religion in the Public Schools

Now that the Pew Forum has said atheists know more about religion than the religious, atheist Michael Tracey — current editorial intern at The Nation and former adversary of Mike Huckabee — argues that we need more religion in public schools. My proposal: courses in world religions should be mandatory for all public school students, [Read More...]

This Is What Happens When You Listen to Anti-Gay Groups

Here’s a frightening story about a politician cyber-bullying a college student: For nearly six months, Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has waged an internet campaign against college student Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Using the online moniker “Concerned [Read More...]