Former Catholic Begins Freethought Group in Rochester

Jeffrey Jackson, a reporter for the Post-Bulletin (Rochester, MN), tells the story of Bill Kass, a former Catholic who started the Rochester Area Freethinkers: “I always got myself in trouble by asking the wrong questions,” [Kass] said. And the answers he was given — answers such as “some things are not meant to be understood” [Read More...]

Say No to House Resolution 888

Remember the travesty that was House Resolution 847? It was about “the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.” And it passed by an overwhelming margin. House Resolution 888, which has not been voted on yet, is even worse. It was introduced the week before Christmas by Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) and it basically tries [Read More...]

Would We Accept a Hindu Huckabee?

What if Mike Huckabee wasn’t a Christian…? (Click for larger image) This shows two things: how irrational it is to be a religious fundamentalist of any stripe and how the media needs to call Huckabee out on his more absurd religious beliefs. (via Reddit) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Wake Up…

… or else you’ll have to donate to Focus on the Family. This alarm clock from ThinkGeek has a special feature: That’s why everytime you hit the snooze button, the SnūzNLūz will donate a specified amount of your real money to a non-profit you hate. The problem of sleeping in is solved. If you knew [Read More...]

Questions for Atheists: Are You Patriotic?

Pastor Mike here again: In the aftermath of the Iowa Caucuses I thought I’d take the opportunity to do a political post. And if this question doesn’t continue my trend of drawing hundreds of comments, I don’t know what will. Here’s what I want to know: as an atheist, do you consider yourself patriotic? I [Read More...]