You Can Defame Religions All You Want

For over a decade, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference has fought to make “defamation of religion” a crime. They wanted to punish you for blaspheming God, Allah, Islam, or a whole host of other religious beliefs some group holds sacred. We already know how much chaos ensued over cartoons featuring Muhammad. So much for [Read More…]

Study Shows Anti-Atheist Prejudice Goes Down When Our Numbers Go Up

I have an aversion to reading academic journals… but there’s a new paper published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (April 2011 37: 543-556) that is a must-read for anyone who has access. It’s called “Finding the Faithless: Perceived Atheist Prevalence Reduces Anti-Atheist Prejudice.” The author, Will M. Gervais of the University of [Read More…]

Atheist/Christian Double Standards

DarkMatter2525 brilliantly lays out example after example after example of the double standards regarding how people view Christians and atheists: This video contains some insane things I’ve heard. You can see how the ridiculousness of these double standards and assumptions glare when I arrange them side by side. Whatever trait you blame on atheism or [Read More…]

Prayer: It’s Almost Like Doing Something

Jonathan Rosenberg‘s Scenes From a Multiverse gets it just right when discussing just how useless prayer is in times of need: Damn Cornpocalypses. They ruin everything. Meanwhile, Foundation Beyond Belief is actually doing something to help the victims of the Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake. We’re raising money for the Japanese Red Cross and you can help by [Read More…]

Spring Break Has Begun

I’m off to Portland tonight! Tomorrow, I’ll be discussing what successful campus atheist groups are doing with a group of student leaders at the 2011 Northwest Freethought Conference. And on Wednesday night, I’ll be in Baltimore speaking to the UMBC Secular Student Alliance. Those are my excuses if postings are minimal for the next week. [Read more…]


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