Is Faith Funny? Oh yeah…

Every now and then the Washington Post‘s On Faith column asks a ridiculously easy question… The Book of Mormon, a satirical musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, won nine Tony awards [last] Sunday night. Parker and Stone are known as equal-opportunity offenders when it comes to mocking religion, but [Read More...]

Are Atheists Right to Complain About ‘Seven In Heaven Way’?

One of the hardest things about being an atheist is standing up for what’s right even when it’s unpopular. And there’s nothing more unpopular than trying to take away an honor reserved for seven firefighters who died on 9/11. The problem is: To honor those firefighters who were assigned to Engine 202 and Ladder 101 [Read More...]

Is It Bigotry To Not Vote for a Mormon?

Last week, I was part of a religious roundtable discussion for the Chicago Tribune — they wanted people representing different faiths (and no faith) to talk with some staffers about the paper’s religious coverage. At one point, we introduced ourselves, saying our name, who we represented, and the message we wanted to get across. One [Read More...]

The Church Vandalism Clip from Fox & Friends

Here’s the clip from this morning’s “Fox & Friends Weekend” talking about the church vandalism story: I didn’t realize the segment would be so short! You can tell I tried to get in that last line at the end… I also wish I had said the site’s name or mentioned Foundation Beyond Belief, but I [Read More...]

Why Aren’t We a Bigger Political Force?

Adam Lee asks a great question at AlterNet: There Are 10 Times As Many Atheists as Mormons: When Will Non-Believers Become a Political Force? The answer’s pretty simple to me. For most Americans, Mormonism is pretty weird… but it’s their kind of weird. It’s religious weird. It’s someone who looks to a “higher power” for [Read More...]