The Five Most Important Days for Atheists from the Past Decade

Discuss, praise, criticize, do what you will. My list of the five most significant moments in atheism from the past ten years: 5| March 16th, 2001: The case of Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s disappearance finally closes: More than five years after O’Hair, her son, and her granddaughter had “vanished” from the Austin, TX headquarters of American [Read More...]

Double Check the Filters

The religious right group American Family Association’s OneNewsNow site seems to have an automatic filter that replaces the word “gay” with “homosexual.” Because they want to use the more harsh sounding term, perhaps? So when runner Tyson Gay won the 100 meter race at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials over the weekend, here’s [Read More...]

Weekend Highlights

Back from Canada! Toronto was a blast Thanks to the University of Toronto and University of Guelph secular student groups and the Center for Inquiry for putting together a terrific event. Can’t wait to go back. Random highlights: Some students advertised my talk (“Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes”) by putting fliers around campus. Maybe [Read More...]

Interview with John Loftus, author of Why I Became an Atheist

John Loftus served in the ministry for 14 years, first as a youth minister, then a minister, then a senior minister for a number of (conservative) Christian churches of Christ. He studied under the likes of Dr. William Lane Craig and has degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He’s taught apologetics [Read More...]

Venus and Serena are not Voting for Barack Obama… Why?

Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams aren’t voting for Barack Obama. Venus just doesn’t get involved in politics. Serena wants to vote for Obama — she says she’s “excited to see Obama out there doing his thing” –but she won’t. Why not? They’re Jehovah’s Witnesses. And voting is forbidden in the faith. “I’m a Jehovah’s [Read More...]