They Said ‘Teach the Controversy’…

From today’s Non Sequitur: (via Exploring Our Matrix) [Read more…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Teen Endures Mocking and Yelling from Parents

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Richard, I am 16 years old and an atheist. I was raised Catholic, my father is a Catholic, my mother a Lutheran, and I went to Sunday School, all of that, for quite some time. My great-uncle is even a Catholic priest. For a time, [Read More…]

A Catholic Group in the Philippines Says It Doesn’t Have Enough Power in Congress and Deserves More

If you’re part of a marginalized group in America, it means you probably have no one in Congress to represent you and fight for you. In the Philippines, there’s a way to combat this: It’s called the Party-List Systems Act: The State shall promote proportional representation in the election of representatives to the House of [Read More…]

A Fellow Atheist Blogger Has Converted to Catholicism

Leah Libresco, who also blogs on Patheos’ Atheism channel and had put together the Ideological Turing Test, made a bit of a surprise announcement this morning: She’s converting to Catholicism. I believed that the Moral Law wasn’t just a Platonic truth, abstract and distant. It turns out I actually believed it was some kind of [Read More…]

Daily Suicides in U.S. Military Highlight Need for Chaplain Reform

Ten days before his twins were born, he attempted suicide for a fourth time and was referred to the unit’s chaplain. He wanted more help but the unit was not taking him seriously enough. After his fourth attempt, “he lost all hope and faith in the system to care for him.” The head of psychiatry [Read More…]