If Orthodox Jews Take Fruit Trees That Seriously, Be Glad They Didn’t Read the Bible Verses Right Before It

We always talk about religious beliefs that cause harm, but some beliefs are just downright silly. They don’t hurt anybody, but the lengths people go to in order to adhere to the rules is ridiculous. Such is the case with certain trees in Brooklyn: Sheya Wieder owned a small old house on a large lot [Read More…]

More Eagle Scouts Are Resigning Because of the Organization’s Homophobia

It’s not just Eagle Scouts who support the LGBT community who are sending back their badges; atheist scouts are resigning, too: [Dr. William] Van Druten recalled being “proud” when he earned his badge. “Nobody bothered us with what superstition we had or did not have, whether we were straight, gay, black, white, yellow or grey. [Read More…]

What is Humanism? As Explained by Several Famous Humanists

The British Humanist Association just released this Introduction to Humanism featuring Richard Dawkins, A.C. Grayling, Tim Minchin, Zoe Margolis, Polly Toynbee, Phillip Pullman, and many others: (Thanks to Steve for the link!) [Read more…]

An Atheist Parent’s Promises To Her Children

Tessa Tinney, an atheist parent, has a beautiful post at the Parenting Beyond Belief blog about the promises she’s making to her sons. Here are just a few of them: I promise that by example I will teach you kindness, justice, cooperation, respect and tolerance. Because morality is part of what it means to be [Read More…]

Help an Atheist on a Reality Show

Have you been watching the ABC reality show “The Glass House“? Me neither. But from what I can gather, it’s basically a Big Brother clone. 14 strangers live in a house. Cameras are on at all times. Viewers decide what they wear, eat, etc. Challenges are involved. Viewers vote on who will be kicked out [Read More…]