A Preview of the Secular Student Alliance 2013 Conferences

Cool trailer! [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins Speaks About the Problem with Metaphors

On October 12th, 2012, Richard Dawkins received the “Emperor Has No Clothes Award” at the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s annual convention. The award goes to someone who “make[s] known their dissent from religion.”

The video of his talk just went up online and it’s worth a view. Dawkins begins speaking at the 14:30 mark and the transcript is available. In the speech, Dawkins talks about the problem with bad metaphors (and those who end up believing they are actually true): [Read more...]

Why the National Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers is Not Just for Blacks Only

Created by Donald Wright (author of The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go) in 2011, the National Day of Solidarity’s mission is to promote community and solidarity among blacks in America who identify as non-theists. In the face of the highly religious climate in the Black community, as well as the predominantly White presence in the freethought community, Black atheists often feel as if they are completely isolated. The Day of Solidarity encourages in-person fellowship, recognition of historic and current Black freethinkers, and the pursuit of Humanist strategies to solve the problems facing humanity — especially those affecting the Black community. [Read more...]

The Importance of Frivolity

My grandfather recently died. He was old — 91 — and had Parkinson’s disease. His physical well-being had declined over the years and it had been hard to watch, especially because he was still very mentally sharp. My grandfather was a retired professor and one of the smartest people I’d ever known. He, like the [Read More...]

The Next Pope Should Be…

Never gonna happen.

(Image by Kevin Siers of the Charlotte Observer. Via Canadian Atheist) [Read more...]


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