Is This Movie the Next Religulous?

A trailer for the new movie The Unbelievers (Black Chalk Productions, 2013) was released yesterday. The movie features Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as they travel around the world and speak about the importance of science and why we don’t need religious ideas in a modern world: [Read more...]

An Anthem for Atheists

David Beadle, the Secular Human, has just released a song called “Humanists Agnostics and Atheists” — definitely a unique sound (and I mean that in a good way) and great lyrics. Check it out! [Read more...]

A Review of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: How Myths Make Matters Worse

There is no reasonable argument for human slavery. In the antebellum South, the institution was propped up by biblical justifications and pseudoscientific just-so stories. Both of these myths underpinning slavery appear as footnotes in Django Unchained — a whip-wielding slave-driver wears Bible pages pinned to his garments, while a plantation owner with a flair for the dramatic delivers a lesson in phrenology to his houseguests as they negotiate a slave sale.

But it’s a different myth at the heart of Django’s story, one that functions in a similar way: to demonstrate the dire consequences when mythic thinking overtakes logic and reason. [Read more...]

The Atheist Super Bowl Ad You Didn’t See

Oh man, I must have missed this atheist commercial last night! Or maybe, like the Scientology spot, it was just seen in certain markets[Read more...]

The Super Bowl Commercial That Mocked Religious Believers

I loved it only in part because of the premise: A man spills salsa on his Jersey to reveal an outline of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana. People come from miles around to see the “Miracle Stain“… until the man’s wife (a Baltimore Ravens fan) washes it away with Tide detergent: [Read more...]