Now That’s Blasphemy

The title of Hazel Dooney‘s post explains it all. There’s also a possibly not-safe-for-work pic in the piece. Here’s a little teaser: … All were moulded in a soft, pliable, flesh-like silicon that was seductive to touch. I loved them. Still, despite being an atheist, there’s no way I’d use even faux-religious artifacts for self-stimulation [Read More...]

Religions of Comic Book Characters

Apparently there are comic book characters who are Jains, Hasidic Jews, Catholic (lapsed), and everything else you can imagine. The list is thorough and extensive. The atheist characters? Meh. Never heard of them. Except for Spiderman’s “arch-enemy,” the Green Goblin. (Even in fiction, we’re considered evil!) ***Update***: As Joel points out below, the superhero The [Read More...]

Brian Sapient Responds to Your Comments

After my posting yesterday about the Rational Response Squad’s more aggressive tactics, you all had a lot to say. Brian Sapient is responding. And calling you out. An excerpt: As for “deconverting” success, we counted no less than 150 emails and 50 posts on our forum in the last year from believers who–in full or [Read More...]

Dave Silverman on CNN Tonight

Dave Silverman, Communications Director for American Atheists and blogger at, will be part of a four-person panel on CNN tonight. The show, What Would Jesus Really Do?, is hosted by Roland Martin. Wish him well! (It’s tough to speak in .00005 second soundbytes.) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Don’t Make Them Think!

The Halton Catholic District School Board in Canada recently banned Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials trilogy (which includes The Golden Compass). Board chair Alice Anne LeMay said that a majority of the board voted against a committee’s request to keep the books in the library. Here’s the money quotation: “The board felt that because it [Read More...]