Who Should Win Harvard’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism?

For the past few years, the “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” has been 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 author Salman Rushdie. The second award went to lead singer of Bad Religion, [Read More...]

Calvin College Is Still Wrong

I mentioned last week that Calvin College, a Christian school, had invited the New Pornographers to play a concert on campus. And then they decided to cancel on them. Because of the band’s name. Talk about overreaction to nothing… Christian writer Jason Boyett felt the same way I did until he heard from someone involved [Read More...]

The War on Christmas: The Movie

There’s a Baldwin brother in a crazy Christian movie and it’s not Stephen? And the guy from the (super-Christian!) show Married with Children is in it? “Christmas with a Capital C” was filmed in Seward the last of February and early March. The movie stars Daniel Baldwin (the second-oldest of the Baldwin brothers) and Ted [Read More...]

Christian School Cancels New Pornographers Concert

The New Pornographers are hands down my favorite band. I’ve seen them live in concert twice and it was an incredible experience both times. I have all their albums, the B-sides, the bootlegs I’m not supposed to have, etc. They play colleges, too, and Calvin College — a Christian school in Grand Rapids, Michigan — [Read More...]

Is Guster a Christian Band?

(Hemant’s note: This is a guest post by JulietEcho. She has been the fantastic admin for the Friendly Atheist forums for over two and a half years!) … Some contemporary Christian artists write songs that are hard to distinguish from secular music. As South Park parodied so well, many secular songs can be interpreted (or [Read More...]