An Atheist-Friendly Oklahoma License Plate?

To the people of Oklahoma: Want this license plate? It hasn’t been made yet, but it could be. To get license plates in Oklahoma with the phrase, “In Reason We Trust” 750 citizens of Oklahoma will need to agree to purchase the plate. This plate will be between $15 to $20. More information will be [Read More...]

A Debate on Organized Religion in the 21st Century

Several years ago, before the New Atheist books were ever published, I saw video of a debate between Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and right-wing nut and former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes over the question “Does Organized Religion Have the Answers to 21st Century Problems?” Now that C-SPAN now has their entire archive online, [Read More...]

What Atheist Should Be on Obama’s Faith Advisory Council?

President Obama has a “President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships” consisting of 25 people. They help advise the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Strikingly, there are no atheists on the Council. There are Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists, Muslims, Interfaith-supporters… but no non-theists. When I was at Syracuse University a [Read More...]

Lebanese Man to be Beheaded for Practicing “Sorcery”

***Update***: The execution is now on hold. … Ali Hussain Sibat was the host of a popular show in Lebanon in which he “would predict the future on his show and give out advice to his audience.” In other words, he was a Middle Eastern Miss Cleo. Two years ago, he went to Saudi Arabia [Read More...]

Catholic Church Penalizes Charity for Homeless because Leader Supports Gay Marriage

When someone tells you that, despite some of the recent problems in the Catholic Church, the Church is still a force for good, show them this article. It’s evidence of how their hatred of gay people, cloaked in “loving” religious beliefs, has caused them to take money away from a charity for the homeless… because [Read More...]