The 2011 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism Goes to…

The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. The first year, the award went to Salman Rushdie. The second award went to lead singer of Bad Religion, Greg Graffin. The next went to Joss [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais: ‘They Haven’t Got the Monopoly on Good’

Comedian Ricky Gervais appeared on “Piers Morgan Tonight” to talk about his “controversial” stint hosting the Golden Globes. Of course, atheism came up in conversation. Gervais says that religious people shouldn’t be offended at his recent pro-atheism talk. After all, he doesn’t get offended when they thank a god in their acceptance speeches. Gervais added [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais Thanks God for Making Him an Atheist at the Golden Globes

If you caught the ending of the Golden Globes tonights, then you heard an amusing closing line from host Ricky Gervais: “… And thank you to god for making me an atheist.” I wonder how many god jokes he had planned for the rest of the broadcast that they made him cut out… I like [Read More...]

Another Song Ruined By Jesus…

Looks like there’s a Christian version of “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha: I’m talkin’ going to Mass on Sunday, Totally Catholic partay, it’s happenin’ in the liturgy. Drop down, I’m kneeling before the mighty King Telling Him He’s my everything. Listen up, Church, we’re gonna sing. … Our God really rocks, yeah, He ticks the devil [Read More...]

Jesus and a Flamenco Singer

Reader Likundu was in San Fernando (Spain) and took a picture of a tile mosaic on the wall of an old building. On it were two well-known figures: On the left? Flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla. On the right? Jesus Nazareno. Not just Jesus, mind you, but Jesus Nazareno, a wooden sculpture that people [Read More...]