Let’s Help These Vandalized Churches

In Bend, Oregon, two churches — Westside Church and Christian Life Center — had graffiti painted on them reading “Praise the FSM” (Flying Spaghetti Monster): When Pastor John Bluebaugh of Christian Life Center got the news Monday morning, his first thought was, “Not again.” “Really, what went through my mind was, about six months we [Read More...]

Milestones

Just thought you’d all like to know… The Damon Fowler fund ended last night at $30,845.40 (including some money donated outside of ChipIn). Because this is such a large amount of money, and there may be legal issues with simply handing over a check to Damon (or his brother), I’m in the process of talking [Read More...]

Milestones

Just thought you’d all like to know… The Damon Fowler fund has just surpassed the $25,000 mark! (Thanks, Greta Christina!) And Foundation Beyond Belief, the group that encourages atheists to give to various secular charities, is about to hit the $150,000 mark in donations! (Disclosure: I’m on the FBB board.) We’re preparing for an exciting [Read More...]

Atheists Are Better than the Stereotypes Would Have You Believe

Researcher Gregory Paul and professor Phil Zuckerman state what we all know is true in the Washington Post: … there is still a group that lots of Americans just don’t like much: atheists. Those who don’t believe in God are widely considered to be immoral, wicked and angry. They can’t join the Boy Scouts. Atheist [Read More...]

Foundation Beyond Belief Seeks Summer Interns

If you’re looking for an internship this summer that gives you practical skills without taking away all your vacation time, the Foundation Beyond Belief could use you. We’re looking for volunteer interns who could commit about 15 hours a week for three months. You can do all the work from home and you’d be working [Read More...]


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