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…]

The Amazing Meeting 5

The Amaz!ng Meeting 5, the annual celebration of skepticism put together by the James Randi Educational Foundation, is only weeks away! You know you want to go. It’s in Vegas! The list of speakers includes Christopher Hitchens, columnist at Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Nation Penn and Teller Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait… Don’t [Read More…]