What’s an Atheist Film Festival Like?

Kimberly Winston attended the Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco last weekend and writes about how this isn’t just some fringe event: While the San Francisco festival is the only explicitly atheist festival in the U.S., it is part of a larger trend. Portland, Ore., hosts a Humanist Film Festival; Tampa, Fla., has an International [Read More…]

Why Do Atheists Always Go After Ken Ham?

Fred Clark, a Christian who’s not a Young Earth Creationist, is getting frustrated by having to deal with atheists who love quoting the Creation Museum’s Ken Ham as someone who, for all his faults, at least takes the Bible literally (as it should be, the atheists say). Fred feels like atheists and progressive Christians ought [Read More…]

The Economist Estimates the Catholic Church Spent $171,600,000,000 in 2010

The Economist has attempted to paint a picture of what the Catholic Church’s finances look like, especially in light of the sexual abuse scandals. I’ll admit it. I may have salivated a bit at this paragraph: By studying court documents in bankruptcy cases, examining public records, requesting documents from local, state and federal governments, as [Read More…]

High Court Rules That Man Must Prolong His Suffering Instead of Dying with Dignity

Tony Nicklinson, an Englishman, was paralyzed from the neck down after a stroke in 2005: Tony can’t communicate other than through blinking and he wanted doctors to end his life on his own terms, instead of prolonging his suffering. Yesterday, though, the High Court ruled that he can’t do that. If doctors let him die [Read More…]

Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich… Without Arms

This has nothing to do with atheism. I’m just amazed by it: Tisha UnArmed shows how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when you have no arms. It gets *ridiculously* impressive at the 4:00 mark. (via Christina) [Read more…]