JREF to Appear on ABC’s Primetime Nightline

Wednesday night’s Primetime Nightline on ABC will focus on “psychic abilities.” Besides interviewing “psychics” like James Van Praagh, though, ABC producers also spoke with the folks at JREF — James Randi, DJ Grothe, Banachek, and Jamy Ian Swiss. Smart move. They also taped the “first-ever open Million Dollar Challenge event where hundreds of New York [Read More…]

The Difference Between Religion and Mythology

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We’re Getting More Godless with Each Generation

Want a terrific primer on how the number of atheists is going up with each generation? Adam Lee writes about it at AlterNet: All these individual facts add up to a larger picture, which is confirmed by statistical evidence: Americans are becoming less religious, with rates of atheism and secularism increasing in each new generation. [Read More…]

Win a Copy of Penn Jillette’s New Book!

Today is the release date for Penn Jillette‘s new book God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader, but first, an excerpt from the book. (Thanks to Simon & Schuster for that!) It’s from the introduction, titled “The Humility [Read More…]

Georgia Public School District: Students Must Have ‘Respect for the Creator’

The Columbia County School System in Georgia says right on its website that it “does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, handicap, religion, or national origin in any of its educational programs, services or activities, admission to facilities or employment practices.” But then someone needs to explain why the elementary, middle, and [Read More…]