Atheist Candidate Wynne LeGrow Loses Congressional Race

Wynne LeGrow was the openly atheist doctor running for a House seat in Virginia’s fourth congressional district. The results are in and he has lost to Republican incumbent Randy Forbes. LeGrow, 65, is a retired physician from Emporia who said during the campaign he disagreed with Forbes on “just about everything” -– including religion. He [Read More...]

The Atheist Minority in Uganda

I hate the opening line, but the rest of the article is a nice profile of the atheists in Uganda, a country where only a small percentage of people don’t believe in a god. Some people think religion is a force for good? Here’s evidence to the contrary: Miracle-healer televangelists are all too readily embraced [Read More...]

Why I’m Not Voting for Bill Brady

There are plenty of reasons not to vote for Bill Brady for Governor of Illinois. The video captures some of the important ones… and it doesn’t even mention his belief in Creationism: Wherever you live, please go vote for the non-crazies. There are still a few of them out there. They’re not perfect, but they’re [Read More...]

An Encouraging Editorial In Support of Science

I know it’s Asheville, North Carolina and not a city in the Deep South, but I’m still very encouraged to see an editorial like this in the Citizen-Times… and very troubled to know who’s running for the state House of Representatives in Buncombe County: When asked whether the General Assembly should be involved in the [Read More...]

Are Reason and Religion Compatible?

Speaking of the Rally to Restore Sanity, the Washington Post On Faith blog asked panelists: Are “reason” and “sanity” the opposite of religious belief? An excerpt of my post is below: Not completely. There are religious people in just about every field imaginable — including academia and science. It’s possible to be sane — ridiculously [Read More...]