Illinois Church Will Not Be Getting $1,000,000 From Government

Recently, a capital bill was signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (i.e. the guy who replaced Blagojevich) which would give more than $11,000,000 to various religious projects. $1,000,000 of that was going to go to Pilgrim Baptist Church — this was something that had been in the works for over a year. When atheist Rob [Read More...]

Albuquerque City Councilperson Don Harris Responds About Attack on Atheism

After attacking opponent Dan Barbour about his ties to atheism during the campaign, newly re-elected Albuquerque city councilperson Don Harris must have had enough of your emails. Instead of a canned response, he finally issued a real response to reader Gareth. It’s the response Harris should really have delivered days ago: Thank you for taking [Read More...]

Kiva Atheists Hit $1,000,000 Milestone

Less than I year ago, I wrote about the charity Kiva: Kiva Microfunds is an organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to microfinance institutions in developing countries which in turn lend the money to small businesses… Kiva allows you to lend money in groups, and the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular [Read More...]

The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas Now Available in America

Ariane Sherine‘s new book The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas is finally available in America. If you need any incentive to get it, all the money from the advance and royalties are going to the UK HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust. [Read more...]

No Lessons from Fiction

This is a post by Jesse Galef. … Why do we pretend that we can learn some great truth by studying works of fiction?  In school I was always made to analyze and overanalyze novels.  When their elusive meaning was found, it was handed to us as if we should treat it with reverence. I [Read More...]