A New American Atheists Billboard: You Know They’re All Scams

The American Atheists billboard near the Lincoln Tunnel got more than its money’s worth of publicity over the past month: That billboard has now been taken down, and there’s a new billboard in its place: That one’s put up by the Times Square Church (based in Manhattan). It’s fine — they’re allowed to have it [Read More…]

Jesus and a Flamenco Singer

Reader Likundu was in San Fernando (Spain) and took a picture of a tile mosaic on the wall of an old building. On it were two well-known figures: On the left? Flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla. On the right? Jesus Nazareno. Not just Jesus, mind you, but Jesus Nazareno, a wooden sculpture that people [Read More…]

What a War on Christmas Really Looks Like

To Bill Donohue, Bill O’Reilly, and everyone else at Fox News Channel: There is no War on Christmas. This ad, no matter what you think it does, does not threaten Christmas or Christians: The next story, however, is what a War on Christmas really would look like, and it’s horrifying: On December 18, Hindu fundamentalists [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Should I Help My Boyfriend Fool His Parents, or Not?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Richard, I always thought that I had it pretty easy as an atheist and that I’d never have to write one of these e-mails, but I guess I’ve made it to my first big atheist milestone. I’m a sophomore in college and I’ve been an [Read More…]

Teachers Get a Housing Allowance, Right…?

I always thought most church pastors make next to nothing. I don’t know if the guy I’m about to mention is an exception or run-of-the-mill, but maybe I need to rethink that… Check out this story from a tax preparer as he explains work he did for a local minister… The minister gets paid from [Read More…]