New Orleans Pastor Used Large Chunk of $250,000 Katrina Relief Money to Help Himself

I’ll set you up: A church near New Orleans was given $250,000 to help build “low-income housing for recovering addicts.” Take a wiiiiiild guess how this story ends. Yep! You’re right. Not all the money was used for the intended purpose! In fact, most of it went right back into the church itself. And into [Read More…]

You Can Lead a Creationist to Water…

Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, was faced with a dilemma recently when a student in his “Science and Pseudoscience” class wrote this on her final exam: “I wrote what I had [to] to ‘agree’ with what was said in class, but in truth I believe ABSOLUTELY that there is an amazing, [Read More…]

Bible Reading and Social Progressivism

This post is from Mike Clawson, the occasional Christian contributor here at Friendly Atheist. I just wanted to highlight for you all an interesting article in the Huffington Post: Frequent Bible Reading Tied to Social Justice, Openness to Science. Aaron Franzen, a recent graduate from Baylor’s Masters program in sociology (I’m personally pursuing a PhD [Read More…]

Atheist Ads Go Up in Missoula and Spokane

Thanks to the Missoula Area Secular Society, there’s now an atheist billboard in Montana: They’re excited about it, too! Jon Garvin, president of the Missoula Area Secular Society and organizer of the campaign said, “Our goal is to reach out to the thousands of secular humanists, atheists and agnostics living in this part of Montana. [Read More…]

Will Atheists Continue to Lag Behind When it Comes to Mainstream Acceptance?

Every now and then, the On Faith section at the Washington Post asks a question about atheism and those of us in the fold can’t help but respond to it. Here’s the question posed to us: Atheist actor and writer Ricky Gervais is working on a new show, Afterlife , which features “an atheist who [Read More…]