Stop Thinking That God is the Answer to Everything

This video by DarkMatter2525 is completely depressing (and possibly NSFW), but the point is an important one. Religious people are conditioned to believe God is the answer to everything, no matter the outcome. And it’s an absolutely delusional way to think: I can’t believe I used to reason that way. If I just missed getting [Read More…]

Foundation Beyond Belief Issues Statement About American Cancer Society Rebuff

For the first time since the story broke, the Foundation Beyond Belief’s Executive Director Dale McGowan has responded to the rejection from the American Cancer Society: It’s common practice for non-profits to decline support when they feel an association would result in a greater loss of support from other donors. Several such incidents have been [Read More…]

Excellent Skills and Methods for Talking to Believers

Richard Wade here. Are you interested in actually influencing a religious believer to start thinking critically, rather than just scoring “points” that only you are counting? Are you bored with doing the same old song and dance with faith-based minds, assured that your arguments were better, but knowing they had no effect? Would you like [Read More…]

Rebecca Skloot’s Next Book

Rebecca Skloot, the author of the *wonderful* book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, has a new project in the works! In her new book, which is as yet untitled, Ms. Skloot will employ the intimate storytelling and masterful reporting that made The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a favorite of readers and critics alike. [Read More…]

Debate Recaps

Last night, Dave Silverman of American Atheists debated Dinesh D’Souza at the University of Pennsylvania. Staks Rosch was there and gives his recap here. Shaun McGonigal also offers his own summary. I wasn’t there, but I’m guessing Silverman pulled out a lot of these: … Meanwhile, Jerry Coyne debated theologian John Haught over the topic: [Read More…]