Help Foundation Beyond Belief Continue Putting Humanism in Action

Regular readers of this site know that I work with a group called Foundation Beyond Belief which encourages atheists to give money to various charities, supports on-the-ground volunteering in the U.S. and overseas (we have a team currently in Ghana), and raises funds for resources in emergency disaster situations. It’s a lot to juggle and our staff won’t be able to do it much longer unless we have more support.

We’re holding our year-end fundraiser right now and would really appreciate your generosity. As an added incentive, the first $20,000 raised will be matched, and there are all sorts of prizes available for individuals who make a contribution or groups that encourage members to give!



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Comedians Chime in on Starbucks Red Cup Non-troversy

Now that the Starbucks Red Cup freakout has reached peak Culture War, several comedians have chimed in on the matter.

Like Stephen Colbert giving a shout-out to Joshua Feuerstein, a.k.a. “Paul Blart, Mall Bro”:



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Post-Game Press Conferences Would Be More Interesting if Reporters Asked This Question

Finally: Stephan Pastis of Pearls Before Swine poses the question athletes never get asked:



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Does an Atheist Debater Relish the “I’ve Got a Bible Verse That Will Stump You” Question?

My friend Paul Fidalgo co-hosts an excellent podcast called Thinkery with a wide array of guests, but readers of this site might enjoy the latest episode featuring Matt Dillahunty:



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Kansas Elementary School Held Bible Distribution for Students

Last week, at Seitz Elementary School in Kansas, students were told they could leave class early in order to pick up a copy of the Bible. The Gideons had left a bunch of copies on tables in the hallway.

Yesterday, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a long letter to District officials demanding they end this annual distribution:

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