When Religious People Explain Their Beliefs, They Sound Ridiculous

To no one’s surprise, I don’t think it’s productive for atheists to call religious people names. You want to attack the arguments, not the people making them. Sometimes, though, the religious people make a better case for atheism than we ever could… just by not shutting up. The more they explain (or we expose) all [Read More...]

An Atheist’s Version of Dante’s Inferno

Here’s an interesting book idea. S.A. Alenthony (a pen name) rewrote Dante’s Inferno, but from an atheist’s perspective — Same poetic style and everything. It’s called The Infernova. One major difference is that punishments would be offered to “televangelist-frauds, pedophile-priests, prophets” and more. And instead of Virgil as a guide, Alenthony goes with someone a [Read More...]

Atheist Billboard in Alabama Makes Christians Angry

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has been putting this billboard up across the country: The “Imagine No Religion” is hardly offensive… it doesn’t attack or mock a particular faith. It merely suggests the thought of life without religion using the words of John Lennon. But when the Alabama Freethought Association helped put that billboard up [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Needing Secular Counseling After a Mastectomy

Mr. Wade, This may be an ordinary complaint from a non-believer, but every time I have had to stay in hospital for more than an hour, a “patient advocate” comes into my room and wants to pray with or for me, or leaves me with some sweet religious phrase or blessing in addition to asking [Read More...]

A U.S. Senator Should Know Better

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America.  He also blogs at Rant & Reason … I’ve been watching the confirmation hearing for Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  It’s of particular interest to the Secular Coalition because she’ll be replacing Justice David Souter, who was one of the staunchest defenders of [Read More...]