SK5 Film Fest Sneak Preview

The Left Coast too far away for you to get to the Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco (the world’s first and oldest and best, incidentally) this summer? Well, if you can manage a trip through the Bible Belt to get to Skepticon this weekend, rejoice! One of the many features of this year’s Skepticon [Read More...]

Parents Arrested for Attacking Daughter

From the BBC: “The girl, known only as Anusha, was found to have burns over 60% of her body. Her father Muhammad Zafar told the BBC what happened: “There was a boy who came by on a motorcycle. She (Anusha) turned to look at him twice. I told her before not to do that, it’s [Read More...]

Skepticon: A Personal Account by Steven Olsen

I’ve always been an atheist, but I didn’t come to love skepticism until I moved to Portland in 2006. I approached the subject very cautiously as I was worried about having my belief in alien abductions and bigfoot challenged. The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast was an amazing resource for me. It helped teach me the [Read More...]

Stabbing Your Own Soldiers In The Back

“Politics is an extension of war by other means.  Arguments are soldiers.  Once you know which side you’re on, you must support all arguments of that side, and attack all arguments that appear to favor the enemy side; otherwise it’s like stabbing your soldiers in the back providing aid and comfort to the enemy.”   [Read More...]

Skepticon Takeover!

Hello friends! Today, in a an effort to raise the final funds needed to put on Skepticon, the Skeptiteam is going to be taking over The Friendly Atheist Blog for the next 12 hours. MWAHAHAHAA! What does this mean? We’re posting stuff! Every hour! For the next twelve hours! YEAH!!! As some of you may [Read More...]