Update on the FSM Church Vandalism

Yesterday, news broke that two churches in Bend, Oregon — Westside Church and Christian Life Center — had “Praise the FSM” (Flying Spaghetti Monster) graffiti painted on them. Many of you came together to pitch in over $2,500 to help with the cleanup. (And many of you have commented about what an awful idea this [Read More…]

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…]