Governor Rick Perry Wants Texans to Pray to Stop the Fires

As wildfires race across Texas while a drought continues, Governor Rick Perry has figured out a way to put a stop to Nature’s wrath: … throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer; it seems right and fitting that the people of Texas [Read More…]

Does Belief in a Vengeful God Make You More Honest?

For all the non-atheists out there: Do you believe in the God of the Old Testament or the New Testament? A vengeful God who must be feared or a loving God who wants what’s best for you? According to psychology researchers Azim F. Shariff (University of Oregon) and Ara Norenzayan (University of British Columbia), your [Read More…]

Foundation Beyond Belief Seeks Summer Interns

If you’re looking for an internship this summer that gives you practical skills without taking away all your vacation time, the Foundation Beyond Belief could use you. We’re looking for volunteer interns who could commit about 15 hours a week for three months. You can do all the work from home and you’d be working [Read More…]

Ask Richard: How Do Atheists Absolve Themselves of Guilt?

Dear Richard, How do atheists absolve themselves of guilt? I’m an atheist who is very comfortable in my beliefs and/or non-beliefs. I try to be a good, charitable person. I try to make moral decisions and take responsibility when I’ve wronged or unintentionally offended someone. However, like every other human being, I’m not perfect and [Read More…]

Junior High Atheist Talks About His Segment on Nick News

Nickelodeon, a channel for children, recently aired a faith-focused episode of Nick News. Host Linda Ellerbee did a fantastic job of introducing kids to what a variety of people believe — and debunking the falsehoods we often hear (like the notion that we’re in any way a “Christian nation”). It’s almost too balanced — they [Read More…]