100% Un-deluded

Blog reader Jeff created a t-shirt design for those who enjoy the atheist Scarlet A and puns Feel free to check out the gear. The more people who display the A, the better. (And it makes a great conversation piece… well… at least a great very-short-conversation piece.) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Where Are the Jews?

Many Christians visit this atheist blog. Some come regularly to read and comment, some for a brief time to learn about atheists or to challenge or clarify their own beliefs, a few to preach, and a very few to snipe or condemn. In the last 15 months I can remember Muslims commenting here three times. [Read More...]

A Collection of Atheist Quotations

A collection of some thought-provoking quotations about atheism and religion, set to dance music — what else would you expect from someone named TranceDevotee? [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

You Knew This Was Coming…

Westboro Baptist Church, home of Fred Phelps, has plans to picket Heath Ledger‘s funeral. Ledger was one of the Oscar-winning stars of the movie Brokeback Mountain. ***Update***: Did anyone else know there was a site called Phags for Phelps, which argues that WBC is good for everyone because it “give homophobes a bad name. Unlike [Read More...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #15: What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?

Last week, I ran this contest: What is this dog thinking? Here are the Top 5 comments (with submitters)! 5| “If I move my rear end two inches to the left, I can drop it right into his slippers.” (GDad) 4| “What’s that you’re saying, God? Timmy’s little brother just fell down into the well? [Read More...]

Star Trek: Planet Atheist

The Star Trek crew explores a new planet, one “devoid of a belief in a creator God!” Oh no! We should be thankful, though. The crew is greeted by our ambassadors, Emperor Carl Sagan and the mentally-challenged Darwin! At least there are “billions and billions” of us. We can apparently procreate like crazy on our [Read More...]

I’m Going Straight to Hell

So are *lots* of other people. Including George Bush and Dick Cheney. And Ann Coulter. And Ryan Seacrest. And Dakota Fanning (?!?) Betty Bowers said so: (via Landover Baptist) … ***Update***: Siamang’s right. This video by The Bastard Fairies is much better: [tags]atheist, atheism, Christian, Jesus[/tags] [Read more...]

IlliNo1s at Organ Donation

Illinois has a “first-person consent” law regarding organ/tissue donation. Here’s what that means: First-person consent makes your decision to be an organ/tissue donor legally binding. Additional witnesses or family consent is no longer required to carry out your wishes in the event of your death. In the event a person has not had the opportunity [Read More...]

A Bad Month for Miracles

Miracles were at an all-time low this holiday season… [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

A Couple Things to Watch and Listen To

The first one isn’t atheist related. It’s just hilarious. Listen to the third segment of the latest episode of This American Life (MP3). Here’s the synopsis: Elna Baker reads her story about the time she worked at the giant toy store, FAO Schwartz. Her job was to sell these lifelike “newborns” which were displayed in [Read More...]

The “New” Theology

It’s rare that you find a newspaper article that actually addresses theology in depth, so I was surprised to see the Chicago Tribune Magazine article this past Sunday on “The New Theology” regarding theistic evolution. The article highlights several Christian scientists, physicist Howard Van Till and geneticist Francis Collins among them, who have reconciled their [Read More...]

Amazingly Helpful Tips

Mark Erickson has a series of videos online where he gives you some helpful tips on a variety of subjects. His show, Infinite Solutions, is a bit cheesy graphics-wise, but you’ll be amazed after you see them. For example, here’s one where he teaches you how to get your YouTube video subscriptions sent directly to [Read More...]

A List of Unconvincing Arguments Made by Atheists

I’ve previously posted August Berkshire‘s list of the 34 Unconvincing Arguments for God. But Ted Stoltz has something slightly different: A list of bad atheist responses to Christianity: Over the years of debating, I’ve noticed there are a number of arguments which atheists routinely present, but are ineffectual at convincing Christians that Christianity might have [Read More...]

Church Apologizes for Conversion Attempts

You don’t see this every day. On Saturday in Los Angeles, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church of Thousand Oaks held a joint service with local Hindu leaders. Part of the service included the Christians apologizing for their past and present treatment of the Hindus: During the service, the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the [Read More...]