The Reason Project’s 2012 Video Contest

Sam Harris‘ Project Reason just announced its annual video contest — first prize gets $10,000. You can’t submit videos until June 1st of next year, but if you have any ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments. Maybe someone can get to work and make them a reality! (I promise to demand at [Read More…]

Survey Says Catholics Are Becoming Less Catholic

The National Catholic Reporter has put out their fifth survey cataloguing Catholic attitudes and practices in America. We should be throwing a party to celebrate these results. When asked what aspects of Catholicism are important to them, most Catholics fall in line with typical Christian teachings, but they take a Honey Badger approach to what [Read More…]

American Atheists’ New Christmas Billboard Campaign

Christmas is near and that means it’s time for American Atheists to reveal their next billboard campaign! (The War on Christmas begins earlier each year, doesn’t it?) First, some background. Last year, AA President Dave Silverman put up this billboard on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel: That caused all sorts of controversy. [Read More…]

How the Pre-Game Prayer at Penn State Should Have Gone

If you were watching the Penn State vs Nebraska football game yesterday, you witnessed the scene before the kickoff: That was a pre-game prayer for both teams led by Ron Brown, an assistant coach at Nebraska. Lord, we know we don’t have control of all of the events that took place this week, but we [Read More…]

Growing up in a Faith-Healing Cult

This is a guest post by Rachel Holierhoek. Rachel is a Secular Humanist living in Canada with her partner, Roy, and their four children. … We were different. We were the only ones in our small town who belonged to the Worldwide Church of God, a church founded by Herbert W. Armstrong; a self-proclaimed apostle [Read More…]