An Excerpt from Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars

Despite all the press we’ve seen in the past few years, the number of atheist books on the market is still pretty small. It’s even rarer to see a book about atheism from a female perspective. It’s even rarer still to see a book about atheism from a black female perspective. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is [Read More…]

To Santa or Not To Santa

Should you tell your kids about Santa? One character struggles with the notion: Click over to Penny Arcade for the atheist-friendly punchline (Thanks to everyone for the link!) [Read more…]

Jesus Ultrasound Billboard

A group called Cincinnati Right to Life is putting up five billboards with the following images: That’s Fetus Jesus with a Halo. (Which is also a great band name.) This leads to a number of questions: When the mother gives birth, will the halo produce complications? Christmas does start with Christ. Thank you, Captain Obvious. [Read More…]

Pat Robertson on Marijuana

It’s newsworthy because it rarely happens: Pat Robertson said something reasonable. He was talking about America’s marijuana policy: “There’s something else we’ve got to recognize. We’re locking up people who take a couple of puffs of marijuana, and the next thing you know, they’ve got ten years. They’ve got mandatory sentences. These judges say, they [Read More…]

A New American Atheists Billboard: You Know They’re All Scams

The American Atheists billboard near the Lincoln Tunnel got more than its money’s worth of publicity over the past month: That billboard has now been taken down, and there’s a new billboard in its place: That one’s put up by the Times Square Church (based in Manhattan). It’s fine — they’re allowed to have it [Read More…]