Upcoming Campus Events

I will be speaking at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The event is free and, if you come, I’ll privately dance for you. It begins at 8:00 pm in The Founder’s Lounge of the Frick Center. — And for those of you in Indiana, the student group at Purdue University will be [Read More...]

In Wake of Economic Crisis, Christian Colleges are Closing

According to an Associated Press article by Justin Pope, the economic crisis has played a major role in the closings of several Christian colleges: Late last month, [Cascade College,] the small Christian college with just 280 students and $4 million in debt announced it would have to shut down at the end of the current [Read More...]

How Do You Keep the Atheist Group Momentum Going?

Reader Samuel is a leader of the Agnostic & Atheist Student Association (AgASA) at the University of California Davis. Friday night, Dan Barker — author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists — spoke to the group. It was a successful event and Samuel is facing a wonderful problem: … [Read More...]

The Incredible Hulk. In Bed. Thanks to Allah.

This video speaks for itself. The money part begins at the 2:35 mark: I don’t know the story behind this, but reader Jason gives us the abridged version of the video as well as the claims we ought to be skeptical about: Egyptian guy claims that the doctors (never named them or the hospital or [Read More...]

Maybe It’s Not a Church/State Violation?

Reader (and lawyer) Bruce offers his take on the Catholic Churches denying Communion crackers to anyone who voted for Barack Obama — and whether that constitutes a violation of separation of church and state: … I don’t know that urging those who voted for X not to participate in a religious rite AFTER the election [Read More...]

Better Than a Swiffer

I now have an excuse to clean my apartment: (via onehandclapping) [Read more...]

Kay Hagan Drops Lawsuit Against Elizabeth Dole

North Carolina Senator-elect Kay Hagan is dropping her defamation suit against opponent Elizabeth Dole — Dole had claimed that Hagan was linked to an atheist organization: “It’s clear that the people of North Carolina have rejected personal attacks aimed at dividing people of this state instead of bringing them together to solve the problems at [Read More...]

Minor Ethical Dilemma Resolution

I wrote about my recent dilemma over whether pay the full $42 price I owed for parking at the airport lot for three days… or claim to have “lost” my ticket and pay the $14 lost ticket fine instead. What did I end up doing? I paid the $42. But part of me is still [Read More...]

Trying to Eliminate Atheist Stereotypes

I spoke to members of Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers at Northern Illinois University earlier this week. Part of the talk was about my book and part of it was advice on how to overcome the atheist stereotypes and recast our image. The Northern Star student newspaper wrote up a nice story about the talk. Mehta’s [Read More...]

The Catholic Church and Barack Obama

A lady attending a Catholic Church says the priest “expelled her from Mass because her vehicle sported painted signs in support of president-elect Barack Obama.” So reporter Ryan Chalk of the Vacaville Reporter went to talk to the priest in question, Rev. Sebastian Meyer. He asked Meyer if the allegations were true. The priest said [Read More...]

Minor Ethical Dilemma

I went to visit my sister in Arizona recently. When I arrived at Midway Airport on a Friday afternoon, I parked my car in the economy parking lot — it cost $14/day. My flight arrived back in Chicago that Sunday night. The way the rates worked out, I owed a full three days worth of [Read More...]

Proposition 8 Creates an Ex-Mormon

The Mormon Church gave millions of dollars to support Proposition 8 in California. The measure passed and, as a result, gay people in the state will have to wait a little longer before they obtain equal rights. Jodi Mardesich tells an incredible story about how she was a practicing Mormon for so long but her [Read More...]

Future Atheist Ad Campaigns

We’ve conquered billboards and buses. What will atheists do next? Scamp has some ideas: There are more ads over at Scamp. If you make any atheist ads of your own, please let me know! [Read more...]

How Much Sex Do Christians Need?

You always hear about how conservative Christians are all for abstinence until marriage. What you don’t always hear about is how they are completely pro-sex after marriage. Freaks, really. But how much is enough? A church in Dallas is asking congregants to get it on for seven straight days. And the pastor will be doing [Read More...]