The New Humanism Conference

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University along with the Secular Student Alliance are teaming up for a once-in-a-lifetime conference. The conference will take place on the Harvard campus on April 20 and 21. Speakers include: Novelist Salman Rushdie 2002 International Humanist of the Year Amartya Sen 1999 American Humanist of the Year E.O. Wilson 2006 [Read More…]

Oxford Union Debate

This isn’t news. It’s just a good read. A couple years ago (May 26, 2005), the Oxford Union held a debate on the following issue: American religion undermines American values. Against this proposition were Richard Lowry (editor of National Review), Eric Metaxas (director of Socrates in the City) and Joseph Loconte (Fellow at The Heritage [Read More…]

Atheists Challenge the Religious Right

Tomorrow’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor shows how atheists are putting themselves out there. It’s a pretty positive article, mentioning such staples of non-religiousness as the Secular Coalition for America, the Blasphemy Challenge, and… um… The New York Times. There are some great soundbytes in the article. From Lori Lipman Brown, lobbyist for the [Read More…]

Interview with Ellen Johnson Follow-up

After my interview with Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists, VJack asked this question: My main question for Ellen concerns the relationship of American Atheists with other freethought organizations such as Americans United for the Separation of Church and State or the Freedom From Religion Foundation. If she is right about political clout through numbers [Read More…]

Random 12/30/06

You know how when you see those Christian-themed bumper stickers, you cry a single tear, shake your head, and continue to drive? Blair Scott’s atheist-themed bumper sticker led to a different reaction. He got a note attached to his windshield. You’re going to hell and you’re going to burn in a lake of fire. Another [Read More…]