In Case You Wanted to Become the Next Pope…

This video runs down the method for choosing the next Pope — it’s actually very helpful with just the right amount of snark. If you ever needed proof that we just make this whole “religion” thing up as we go along, just take a look: [Read more...]

Christian Commentator: Pastafarians Are Mocking My Faith and I’m Offended

Larry Mendte of WXMI-TV in Michigan thinks religion is under attack.

His evidence? There are people who follow a newfangled religion called “pasta-fairy-ans”[Read more...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Mother: My Daughter is Going to Church

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I have read with great interest your advice to atheist teens coming out to their theist families, and I wonder if you have any advice to someone in the opposite situation. I am an atheist parent trying to deal with my college sophomore [Read More...]

On Black Sitcom, Atheist Character is Undateable

There’s a show called “Belle’s” on TV One, a network geared toward African-American viewers. (We can add both of those to the List of Things I Learned Existed About Four Seconds Ago.)

On the most recent episode, Jil Cooper introduced her boyfriend Jack to her family. (Get it? Jack and Jil!) Just one problem: Jack is an atheist — something even Jil didn’t know about — and father Big Bill Cooper can’t deal with it. [Read more...]

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Resigns After Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

February has been a strange month for the Catholic Church. While those enthralled by the bubble that is the Vatican are still reeling after the Pope’s resignation, today, the most senior Catholic in Britain has been forced to step down amid allegations of “inappropriate behavior” dating back to the 1980s. 

Cardinal Keith O’Brien (current holder of Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ award) has been the Archbishop of St Andrews since 1985 and a Cardinal since 2003. He was due to step down from his post in March due to his age, but the Pope has now requested he leave early. [Read more...]


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