The Middle School Students Were Born This Way

Here’s a video that’ll make you smile: In Portland, Oregon, the Hosford Middle School Gay Straight Alliance group made their own music video for Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way”: (Seriously, where were all the kids like this when I was in middle school?) Also awesome: The principal of the school is named Kevin Bacon. Kick [Read More...]

The Quantum (and Autotuned) World

There’s a new video in the excellent Symphony of Science series. This once focuses on “The Quantum World” and features Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close. [Read more...]

The Pastor from Jesus Camp Has a New Book Out

It’s been a while since we’ve seen her, but if you’re like me, you didn’t miss her one bit. Becky Fischer is the woman at the heart of Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing‘s shocking 2006 documentary Jesus Camp. Remember how, in The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins made a point of saying children shouldn’t be saddled [Read More...]

Can We Throw a Couple Atheists in the Mix for This TV Show?

My former soul-owner Jim Henderson is developing a reality TV show called “Save Me!” It’s kind of like The Real World except all the people living in the house have different religious beliefs that they’re all very passionate about — and their goal is to convince everyone they’re right. We want true believers who will [Read More...]

‘Anti-Science’: a Rap Song About Atheism

Here’s a new song by atheist rapper Tombstone Da Deadman (some NSFW lyrics). Tombstone previous sang “Beyond Reason.” My favorite lines: Labeled an atheist but I don’t need a lexicon To find a word that signifies I don’t believe in leprechauns. I also like the Sam Harris interlude — If only they could get him [Read More...]