Book Review: Nothing: Something to Believe in by Nica Lalli

The shorter review: Go read Nica Lalli‘s new book Nothing: Something to Believe in! You’ll love it. The longer review: There are a lot of books out there written by academics who can give you a philosophical explanation of why we shouldn’t believe in God. There are an increasing number of books out there (mine [Read More...]

Comedy Jesus

During the American Atheists convention, we were given a slip of paper that asked us what question we would like to ask God (if there was one). Those who chose to do so wrote a question down, put the slip of paper in a box, and then forgot all about it. Then, during dinner one [Read More...]

Speaking in Minnesota

On Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm (CST), I’ll be speaking to the Minnesota Atheists group at Roseville Public Library (in Roseville, MN). If you’re in the area, please come by! Detailed information can be found here. Some other interesting notes: One member of MN Atheists is August Berkshire, who wrote the popular “18 Unconvincing Arguments [Read More...]

What Would Jesus Really Do?

Roland Martin is a syndicated columnist and former editor of the Chicago Defender, an influential black newspaper. If you’re unfamiliar with him, you may remember this exchange on legacy admissions (which essentially mean you got into a good college because daddy went there and now gives the school money) he once had with President Bush– [Read More...]

Where Are All the Atheist Women?

At the American Atheists convention, there were more women (at least ratio-wise) than I’ve seen at just about any other atheist/skeptic event. It was nice to have them there, but this convention, like all others, was short-lived. It raises the question of why there are relatively few women in the secular movement. Why is it [Read More...]