What’s Happening with the Damon Fowler Money?

A lot of you want to know (and deserve to know) what’s going on with all the money you helped raise for Damon Fowler. If you’re unfamiliar with what I’m talking about, DarkMatter2525 created this helpful summary of Damon’s story: After asking for your support, you all raised over $31,000 for Damon: I want to [Read More…]

No Religious Texts on the 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books List

The Guardian has put out their list of the “100 greatest non-fiction books” of all-time. Forget the debate about the list for a moment. I just love this explanation of why no religious texts made the cut: … after some debate we decided that religious texts were a little too, well, fictional. Didn’t know a [Read More…]

Let’s Help These Vandalized Churches

In Bend, Oregon, two churches — Westside Church and Christian Life Center — had graffiti painted on them reading “Praise the FSM” (Flying Spaghetti Monster): When Pastor John Bluebaugh of Christian Life Center got the news Monday morning, his first thought was, “Not again.” “Really, what went through my mind was, about six months we [Read More…]

A Message for the Tolerant Christians

An important lesson for moderate Christians from Dan Savage: In summary: If you’re tired of being lumped in with the anti-gay, anti-science, fundamentalist Christians, don’t complain to us. Complain to the leaders of the Christian right who are dragging you down with them. Complain to your pastors. Lead the charge and don’t be quiet about [Read More…]

Updated: Who’s Coming to Rick Perry’s Pray-a-Thon?

Texas Governor Rick Perry has invited all 49 other governors to join him for a massive, worthless pray-in. Who’s in and who’s out? Out: California’s Governor Jerry Brown. Florida’s Governor Rick Scott. (Though he “will declare Aug. 6 a day of prayer” in his state.) Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal. Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels (due to [Read More…]