A Restored Version of the Jefferson Bible

Thomas Jefferson didn’t like the Bible as it was written. He thought Jesus was a good moral teacher, but those miracles were bullshit. In a letter to William Short in 1820, Jefferson wrote: Among the sayings and discourses imputed to [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of [Read More...]

Filipino Freethinkers Win Social Media Award

A couple weeks ago, Richard Wade posted a link for readers to go vote for the Filipino Freethinkers in the Globe Tatt Awards. One of the categories they were nominated for was called “The One” which goes to… …the most influential trendsetter that shaped opinion, moved people, and ultimately starting fire in Philippine internet. This [Read More...]

Should a Presidential Candidate’s Religious Beliefs Matter?

I would make a horrible religion reporter. I don’t know if I could talk about someone’s faith without interjecting my own commentary. Good religion reporters keep their own beliefs out of the picture. They just let you know what the subjects of their stories believe. That also makes it frustrating when reading mainstream coverage of [Read More...]

Planting Seeds in Michele Bachmann’s Head…

Republicans should take note: God spoke to Dr. Metablog and told him which candidates need to get out of the presidential race: I asked Him if He had any other preferences in the upcoming election. He sighed. “I don’t want either Bachmann or Palin either. They’re doofae.” I wasn’t surprised that God was so adamantine [Read More...]

Should We Be Worried About Rick Perry? Absolutely

This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a writer based in New Jersey and a former Secular Student Alliance group leader. *** Some are wondering aloud about whether Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is a sincere religious believer. The man who will probably secure the Republican presidential nomination has certainly made it [Read More...]


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