Two Atheist Characters Out Themselves on The Good Wife

Last weekend, there was an interesting conversation taking place on the TV show The Good Wife.

The brief setup for other non-viewers: Maddie Hayward (played by Maura Tierney) is running for Governor against Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) and she used to be friends with Florrick’s wife Alicia (Julianna Margulies).

In the scene below (beginning at the 31:47 mark), a reporter confronts Hayward about a video showing her not bowing her head during a prayer: [Read more...]

A Review of Guillermo del Toro’s Mama: Of Imaginary Guardians and Jealous Gods

It’s an idea most atheists probably find pretty familiar, if not resonant: vulnerable believers, scared and alone, taking comfort in imagining a benefactor or guardian figure, a surrogate parent of fantasy who they come to believe is real.

The concept goes literal in Guillermo del Toro’s Mama when two kidnapped children, found living feral in the woods five years later, come to live with their uncle. Psychologists, witnessing the girls’ interactions with their invisible protector, theorize that Victoria and Lily invented Mama to help them cope with their trauma, terror, and abandonment. [Read more...]

Check Out This Atheist Hiphop Song Dealing with Religious Immorality

Rapper Ensomniak has just released a digital track called “Morality” and the song is incredible.

Seriously. Listen to it: [Read more...]

The 2013 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism Goes to…

The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Humanist Community at Harvard, the American Humanist Association, and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics.

The first year, the award went to Salman Rushdie. In the years to follow, it went to Greg Graffin (lead singer of Bad Religion), Joss Whedon, MythbustersAdam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and Stephen Fry.

Last year, author Mary Roach received the honor.

And this year, the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism will go to comedian and actor Eddie Izzard: [Read more...]

Help Make This Documentary About James Randi Even More Amazing

Justin Weinstein & Tyler Measom have been working on a documentary film about James “The Amazing” Randi for a while now and they still have some work to do, but they’re hoping to get their movie out by the end of the year.

You need to check out the trailer below. It’s *fantastic*. [Read more...]


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