Dan Barker on ‘Life Driven Purpose’

In his talk at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Dan Barker put a twist on Pastor Rick Warren‘s popular phrase and gave a talk on “Life Driven Purpose“: As always, if there are any bits we should pay special attention to, just leave the timestamp and a summary in the comments. [Read more...]

A Challenge to Football Prayers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Freedom From Religion Foundation only sends complaint letters to groups violating church/state separation if someone contacts them about it. In other words, they don’t seek out random challenges. Recently, students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga informed FFRF about public prayers that took place at football games. To their credit, UTC officials said [Read More...]

If You Attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville…

Now that the public Christian prayers before home football games have been stopped at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, some locals are worrying that the church/state separationistas will go after the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (a.k.a. The Home That Peyton Manning Built) for doing the same thing: “We wouldn’t have the capability to go [Read More...]

This Must Be a New Proselytizing Technique…

Earlier today at the University of South Alabama, a Christian student climbed onto a JagTran shuttle (the campus-owned bus) and began preaching. This is how Daily Kos contributor weatherdude, who was on the bus at the time, explained it: [She] ran on the bus and shouted “I’m from [some organization I didn't catch the name [Read More...]

Kansas State Senate Candidate ‘Misspoke’ About Paying Rent on a Church-Owned House

Is there anything funnier than when you get your words all jumbled up?  Like when you try to say “butternut squash” and it comes out “squtternut bosh”?! Classic comedy! Or, like, when you say, “Yeah, I’ve been paying rent to live in this church-owned and tax-exempt house since 2008.” But what you really meant to [Read More...]


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