They’ll Become Jewish for $50,000

I’m offended. No Christian has offered me $50,000 to join their church. Seriously, where are their priorities? But as I mentioned last September, a Jewish man was offering that much to bring people to his synagogue: DOTHAN, Ala. — Larry Blumberg is looking for a few good Jews to move to his corner of the [Read More...]

The Good Book Released Today

Released today is a new book atheists may enjoy. It’s called Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible by David Plotz. A couple years ago, Slate columnist Plotz blogged the Bible — reading it front-to-back and writing about his findings. He’s [Read More...]

They Know Why Atheists Reject Christianity

Christian apologist Frank Turek relates the story of his apologist friend David. David was giving a presentation “refuting” the New Atheists last week. After it was over, a young man came up to him to discuss the talk: “I once was a Christian, but now I’m an agnostic, and I don’t think you should be [Read More...]

I Get It. Your Penises Are Large.

I don’t know why else Sagemont Church officials would decide to erect a 170-foot cross in Houston, Texas. That’s taller than the Statue of Liberty. Some asked why the church made it so big. [Pastor John] Morgan said the bigger the better. “The purpose is for people to know how special they are to God,” [Read More...]

What is the Future of Atheism?

Paul Spinrad, a guestblogger at Boing Boing, writes about the future of atheism. To begin with, he thinks the militancy of some atheists backfires and is counter-productive to their own goals. With religion, I think atheists have the same dissonance going on. If they really think the world would be better off without religion, they [Read More...]