Should We Honor Good Actions That Stem from Bad Reasons?

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. I want to express how grateful I am to be allowed to contribute here. Not only do I enjoy reading the site, but Friendly Atheist has a great community of commenters. In fact, reader [Read More...]

When Geometry Becomes Dirty

Advice for new teachers: Make sure you run through a lesson yourself before presenting it in a high school classroom. Here’s essentially how my Geometry lesson went the other day. Me: Class, what is the name of this polyhedron? Class: A square pyramid! Me: Very good. And what polygons do you see when a square [Read More...]

Trina Hoaks Interviews Richard Dawkins

Atheism Examiner (and contributor to this site) Trina Hoaks had a chance to interview Richard Dawkins over the weekend at the American Atheists conference. The lead-up to the interview is almost as good as the interview itself! It’s very exciting — even from the sidelines — seeing such a huge Dawkins fan get a chance [Read More...]

How Tax Exemptions Can Hurt Churches During the Recession

Churches take in tons of money each week, and they don’t have to pay taxes on them. But because of the recession, they’re not taking in as much as they used to. Therefore, they have to lay off some of their staff members. And the tax exemption is coming back to bite them in the [Read More...]

Why Is He Pointing a Gun?

You try to guess the underlying message in the following video (brought to you by the same group that began the Creation Museum): (via The Daily Dish) [Read more...]