Now That’s Blasphemy

The title of Hazel Dooney‘s post explains it all. There’s also a possibly not-safe-for-work pic in the piece. Here’s a little teaser: … All were moulded in a soft, pliable, flesh-like silicon that was seductive to touch. I loved them. Still, despite being an atheist, there’s no way I’d use even faux-religious artifacts for self-stimulation [Read More...]

Forget “Merry Christmas”

Jeopardy!‘s Ken Jennings second guessed himself saying “Merry Christmas” today: At the store this morning, I was appalled to feel deeply conflicted saying “Merry Christmas” to the cashier. I was suddenly seized by the suspicion that it’s starting to be impossible to wish someone merry Christmas without sounding like a good ideological soldier. I love [Read More...]

Questions for Atheists: Should I Send a Card?

Pastor Mike here again: So I was going through my Christmas card mailing list last night and wondering if there was anyone I needed to add to it this year. One of the first thoughts that popped into my mind was that I should send cards to some of my new online friends here at [Read More...]

Irreverent Christmas Gifts

I know what I’m getting you for Christmas this year. A Pope Clock. Because it’s so hard to keep track of who’s infallible these days… And for my Christian friends, a Rapture Clock! Sounds a loud alarm and flashes a bright blue light half-an-hour before the beginning of Judgement Day, giving you ample time to [Read More...]

Why Don’t Atheists Have Influence?

The Economist suggests we are picking the wrong fights. Like this kind: No, we’re not trying to put “In God We Distrust” on currency. The article argues that atheists would be “tactically wise to accept the overwhelming majority’s comfort with such ‘ceremonial deism.’” Keeping the Ten Commandments out of an Alabama courthouse is one thing. [Read More...]