Update on the Atheist in the Maldives

Last week, I mentioned Mohamed Nazim, a man who openly declared he is not a Muslim in a place where that is illegal. That was incredibly courageous — considering he could have faced a death sentence. Nazim seems to have changed his mind, though… “… And as that action was very much related to the [Read More...]

I Don’t Oppose the Mosque Near Ground Zero

Pat Condell doesn’t want to see a mosque built at Ground Zero. … Building Mosques on conquered sacred ground is standard practice, its what Islam has always done to assert its supremacy and that is whats happening here. And of course they know how insulting it is, how offensive it is; are you kidding? Why [Read More...]

What is a Fatwa?

Years ago, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam (the man who ironically sang “Peace Train”) wanted Salman Rushdie to die because of his book The Satanic Verses and the fatwa issued on his life. Because of that, a member of the Australian Parliament, Peter Kavanagh, wants him banned from performing a concert in the country. “Yusuf has evaded [Read More...]

Another Student Speaks Out Against Greensboro City Council Invocations

Bill Knight, the mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina, recently decided to have prayers before city council meetings. A couple weeks ago, Joshua Deaton (a member of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics) spoke out against this. A couple nights ago, the founder and current president of that group, Phillip Drum, spoke out against [Read More...]

My Talk at Skepchicamp 2010

Back in March, Skepchicamp 2010 happened in Chicago. A whole bunch of local skeptics spoke for about 20 minutes each on a subject of their choice. It was an awesome event and I’m sure it’ll happen again next year. I decided to talk about the time last summer when a conservative “family” group outed me [Read More...]