A Christian’s Version of an Atheist/Christian Debate

There’s a Christian movie coming out soon based on Don Miller‘s book Blue Like Jazz. The filmmakers want to portray it as “not a Christian movie,” but when you take a look at the clip below, you can tell that they’ve failed. During a debate between an atheist and a theist, the atheist character is [Read More...]

Aziz Ansari: ‘I’m Not a Religious Person’

Aziz Ansari, one of the stars of Parks and Recreation, said in a recent interview he’s not religious. So we can add one more celebrity to the roster (And he’s brown, so we get bonus points for diversity!) Daniel Kellison: Hm, OK, sure. All right — what do you think happens when you die? Aziz [Read More...]

A Connection Between Shawshank Redemption and Atheism

Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie ever. I’ve seen it several times and could quote entire scenes to you. And yet, I never noticed the connection between Brooks (the elderly inmate) and atheism until I read it at Talking Liberty: Forget Brooks’ age. Forget his gender. Forget the literal setting. Brooks is a metaphor of [Read More...]

School Tries (and Fails) to Take ‘God’ Out of ‘God Bless the USA’

Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham, Massachusetts recently decided to change the way they sing Lee Greenwood‘s “God Bless the USA” at their pep assemblies. First thought: Good! What an awful song. First, there’s the bad grammar… And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. Greenwood apparently lives in [Read More...]

The 2012 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 Greg Graffin, the lead singer of Bad Religion. Then, it went to [Read More...]


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