Howard Bloom Explains ‘The God Problem’

This is an excerpt from The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates by Howard Bloom (Prometheus Books, 2012). Reprinted by permission of the publisher. … THE PROBLEM WITH GOD: THE TALE OF A TWISTED CONFESSION Imagine this. You are a twelve-year-old in a godforsaken steel town that once helped suture the Great Lakes to [Read More...]

God and the Political Conventions

I love the beginning of Hendrik Hertzberg‘s essay on the role of God at the DNC in this week’s New Yorker: If you happen to be a Republican campaign operative and/or a Fox News Channel chat host, that unexpectedly joyful Convention in Charlotte the other week made for glum viewing. One of the few points [Read More...]

Illinois Family Institute Lashes Out Against Jessica Ahlquist for Speaking About Her Case in Local High Schools

Thing I knew: Jessica Ahlquist was coming down to the suburbs of Chicago this week to speak to some area high schools about the importance of the First Amendment and why she fought so hard for her case. Thing I did not know: She’s visiting a high school in my district (as well as a [Read More...]

Dan Barker on ‘Life Driven Purpose’

In his talk at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Dan Barker put a twist on Pastor Rick Warren‘s popular phrase and gave a talk on “Life Driven Purpose“: As always, if there are any bits we should pay special attention to, just leave the timestamp and a summary in the comments. [Read more...]

Brazilian TV Host Rails Against Atheists

There’s so much wrong with this video, but let me set it up for you. ***Edit***: The video is from July of 2010. Still crazy, but it’s not something recent. José Luiz Datena is the host of Brasil Urgente, a primetime show in Brazil. In the clip below, he reports on a crime in which [Read More...]


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