The Institute for Humanist Studies publishes an e-zine each week.  This past Saturday, the website Fark.com, which provides links to entertaining and important news stories on a continual basis, linked to an article from the e-zine.  That article discussed a study showing that religion was linked to bad behavior.  Strangely enough, the article was first published last November. Still, the number of hits to the Humanist Network News website along with the article author’s website skyrocketed.  In the current IHS e-zine, a graph… Read more

***Update (8/23/06) The author of the beliefnet.com article referred to below, Rebecca Phillips, sent me a link to a video of the Colbert mention.  See it here!*** Recently, I talked about Stephen Colbert mentioning Camp Quest (the atheist summer camp) on his show.  Well, last night on the Colbert Report, he mentioned another wonderful organization: the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers.  I couldn’t find a video link, so I copied down the transcript… The other day, I logged onto beliefnet.com.  (I always head… Read more

An 81-year-old woman who taught Sunday School for 54 years in Watertown, NY, was dismissed from her First Baptist Church position because… well, apparently they discovered she was a woman.  And as we all know, women should keep silent. At least, that’s what the church board said to her.  Their letter quoted 1 Timothy 2:12: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” The Reverend Timothy LaBouf is also on the… Read more

Only in Kansas… a man saw the Virgin Mary in his George Foreman Grill drip pan.  The story is here. Which raises some interesting questions: (more…) Read more

The Secular Student Alliance released it’s latest electronic newsletter, which has some wonderful articles.  Read it here! (more…) Read more

Beliefnet.com recently put out a list called “Who’s Who Among the Godless,” talking about those atheists who are “leading the charge” on atheist issues.  There are some notables missing (Dawkins?), but perhaps this list is just limited to Americans.  In which case I think arguments could be made for some people who should be in this List of Ten but are not.  Still, they did a good job of getting a wide range of atheists. (more…) Read more

My favorite Christian TV personalities… (more…) Read more

That’s a book cover.  Which means… there is a book coming out!  (more…) Read more

For those who read the earlier posting, my friend Andrew asked that it be taken down, just in case opinions of his were mistaken to be opinions of the family on the 30 Days show. But I finally had a chance to see the episode today, so you get to hear my take instead. (Yes, exciting!) (more…) Read more

In the July/August, 2006 issue of The Humanist (the magazine for the American Humanist Association), contributor Jeff Nall wrote an article about “overcoming antagonistic atheism.”  He talks about the bad image atheists have and why we have it.  He also talks about how to overcome the image.  (more…) Read more

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