Christian Complains About Atheist Students at a High School

I don’t know why Jameel Naqvi or his editor at the Daily Herald feel this is worthy of a news article at all… but since it’s on their site, let’s talk about it. It’s another example of how crazy the Christian mentality can be when faced with any sort of opposing viewpoint. A group of [Read More…]

Are All Christian Movies Bad?

Andrew O’Hehir at Salon wonders why Christian movies like the recent “Soul Surfer” are incredibly lame: But do Christian-themed movies really have to be so bad?… Believe me, I have learned, over and over again, that ordinary moviegoers, a lot of the time, want to see a story that’s positive, predictable and not all that [Read More…]

Appeals Court Rules Against FFRF in National Day of Prayer Case

You knew it was too good to last. Last year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation won a lawsuit which declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. It was the correct decision, but a surprising one, nonetheless. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote in her decision: … the government has taken sides on a matter that [Read More…]

I’m On Freethought Radio This Weekend

For those of you in Madison, WI who still listen to the radio, I’ll be appearing on Freethought Radio (The Mic 92.1) Saturday morning at 11:00a! For those of you who prefer podcasts, it’ll be up at the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s website sometime this weekend. I spoke with Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor [Read More…]

Maybe Religion’s Not That Bad…?

In case you missed This American Life this week, there was a really interesting story by David Ellis Dickerson. (It begins around the 8:38 mark.) David had “rejected the evangelical Christianity of his family” but was now coming home to see them again, ready to fight back against their religious arguments, expecting to win that [Read More…]