Thanksgiving Dinner Will Be Extra Tasty This Year

A bit of personal news…

As of this November, my wife and I will be only 18 kids away from having our own TV show.

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Matt Dillahunty Deserved a Bigger Laugh for This Sye Ten Bruggencate Joke

On the latest episode of The Atheist ExperienceMatt Dillahunty and John Iacoletti took a call from a gentleman who wanted to present an argument against presuppositional apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate. The discussion led to Matt making an off-the-cuff zinger that deserved a bigger laugh than it got.

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Happy Sixth Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!

Today is the sixth annual Everybody Draw Muhammad Day — a celebration of free speech in which artists refuse to let religious extremists dictate what they can and cannot draw. After everything that’s happened this year with Charlie Hebdo, the event may be needed more than ever. (Preferably without Pamela Geller around.)

For a couple of years, I hosted your pictures on this site (sorry for the now-messed-up formatting). It’s a lot of work and I just didn’t get around to it this time around, but I thought there was a more interesting conversation about the event taking place elsewhere on Patheos.

A group of bloggers — including atheists, Muslims, and ex-Muslims — discuss the issue of how to talk to your kids about this topic. It’s fascinating to read.

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The Guardian Shines a Light on Muslims Who Become Atheists

The Guardian‘s Andrew Anthony offers some insight into Britain’s ex-Muslims, many of whom have left faith altogether. They can’t always admit that, though, because the repercussions may be fatal:

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This Catholic Church Hired Actors to Teach Priests How to Be Better Public Speakers

Catholic masses are so famously boring, they’re often the butt of jokes. Now, a church in Detroit is trying to fix that by hiring a couple of professional actors to teach priests how to be more interesting during sermons:

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