A couple interesting links: — A gay-friendly pastor, Andrew Marin, promised to build bridges between evangelicals and the LGBT community. Many groups put their trust in his message. Turns out that at the same time, he was leading training sessions for anti-gay groups and saying on Christian radio that homosexuality was a sin. There’s a conflict of interest if ever there was one… — A new Bible just cuts out all those confusing, controversial passages. According to this article, …those… Read more

Tonight (Sunday night) at 8:30 CST, Jim Henderson and I will be guests on GodTalk, a Canadian radio show. If you’d like to call in to the live show and ask questions, the information to do so can be found here. You can also listen live by going here. If you can’t make it, I’ll post information on how to listen to the show afterwards. Any feedback is always appreciated. 🙂 [tags]CJOB, GodTalk, Jim Henderson, Hemant Mehta, atheist, Christian, eBay… Read more

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by some people associated with Willow Creek Community Church. (Willow Creek is the most influential mega-church in the country, according to The Church Report.) (more…) Read more

Here’s the video! [tags]Stephen Colbert, Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion[/tags] Read more

On tonight’s episode of the Colbert Report, the guest will be Richard Dawkins, talking about his book “The God Delusion.”  Go watch!   [tags]Richard Dawkins, The Colbert Report, The God Delusion[/tags] Read more

This article is just plain disturbing. It describes the Jain ritual of fasting and how some followers in India take it to its extreme. Jainism is my family’s religion, and the whole fasting thing is part of what drove me away from the religion (and all religion) in the first place. Granted, in America, I’ve never heard of Jains fasting until death, but there are many Jains who fast for eight days straight (boiled water being one exception) during the… Read more

One of the more interesting dilemmas I read about yesterday: A girl at a Christian college deciding whether or not she should come out as an atheist. [tags]Christian, college, atheist[/tags] Read more

Last weekend, I was speaking in Wisconsin. Before I went, I was also invited to join a small group from a local church during the same time– they were going to do some volunteer work and asked if I wanted to join them. I couldn’t go because of the previous engagement, but the idea of what the group was doing sounded interesting. (more…) Read more

A columnist from The Journal Times (Racine, WI), Mike Moore, wrote a nice article about a speech I made just outside Milwaukee over the weekend.  The article can be found on the paper’s website as well as Moore’s blog. [tags]Mike Moore, The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, atheist, eBay[/tags] Read more

The Secular Coalition for America is running a contest that anyone can enter… if they can fill out the form in the first place. (more…) Read more

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