Categorizing Religion Books

This unnamed now-named Toronto-based bookstore has a radical way of categorizing books about religion: Ron Brown, who points this out, explains the anonymity: Some have asked about the identity of the bookstore (so that they may go shop there!). I have deliberately kept this a secret. The reason being that I would hate to risk [Read More...]

An Unintentional Message

Chad at No Gods Allowed was checking out the website for Mars Hill Church when he saw this picture on the home page (you may have to click the church’s website a few times to see the image): Chad started thinking about the picture — maybe overthinking it — but came to this conclusion: Maybe [Read More...]

Ask a Seminary Student

Jared is a seminary student. How did he get involved in that career path? I got involved in a large ministry and traveled all over Eastern Europe doing missionary stuff both while I was finishing school and a little bit after school. Then I worked for corporate America for a few years and I realized [Read More...]

Interview on The Man in Black Orthodox Podcast

A couple weeks ago, I was interview by the people at The Man in Black Orthodox Podcast. You can download the MP3 here. Fr. Andrew Welzig, Calee Lee, Jacob Lee and I discussed the book, my background, as well as some of the differences between the churches I visited and the Orthodox church. Thanks to [Read More...]

Put God First… or Else

Opus chooses action over prayer and faces the wrath of an angry political opponent (click to enlarge): [tags]atheist, atheism, Berkeley Breathed[/tags] [Read more...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #14: Dog Prays to God

Last week, I ran this contest: What will be the New Year’s Resolution for any of the “New Atheists” (Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, etc.)? Here are the Top 3 resolutions (with submitters)! 3| Hitchens’ resolution – Get a fragrance named after him. The scent? A combination of whiskey, rum, tequila, and [Read More...]

You Can’t Give an Inch…

I think friendly atheists do feel this way about more aggressive ones from time to time… (Thanks to Maria for the image!) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Murder By the Book Features Madalyn Murray O’Hair

A TRU TV (formerly Court TV) show called Murder By the Book features authors discussing a murder case that has fascinated them. Monday night’s episode (10:00 p.m., ET) features author Kathy Reichs talking about the murder of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the founder of American Atheists. Here’s the synopsis: Forensic anthropologist and best-selling author Kathy Reichs [Read More...]

God’s Eye View

The UK-based Glue Society was commissioned to create artwork depicting “four key Biblical events as if captured by Google Earth.” (One would think that the creative Glue Society could design a better website than the one they have…) Here they are: Moses parting the Red Sea: The Garden of Eden: The Crucifixion: Noah’s Ark on [Read More...]

Checkmate: Christians Win

Edward Current has proven me wrong again: This was the first time: Damn you, Current. Your logic is impossible to refute! (via [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Whose Conversion Would Matter Most?

A couple days ago, Shalini jokingly said she converted and started receiving tons of messages from Christians saying that their prayers were answered. When Anthony Flew came out as a Deist in 2004 (and a book about it came out a couple months ago), a lot of Christians used him as an example of how [Read More...]

Church/State Separation Questions for the Presidential Candidates

Professor Marci Hamilton has a number of pointed questions she would like to ask both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates regarding their views on church/state separation. The Republicans and Hillary Clinton are asked more direct questions than John Edwards and Barack Obama (who she says do not have records that tie their faith with [Read More...]

Eric Zorn to Speak About the “New Atheists”

Eric Zorn, columnist for the Chicago Tribune, will be speaking about the “New Atheists” and Church-State Separation at the Northbrook Public Library (north of Chicago) in a couple weeks. The event is sponsored by the North Shore Chicago Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The details: Thursday, January 24 Northbrook Public [Read More...]

Secular Student Alliance is Hiring

If you live in Northern California and you’re looking for a part-time job that allows you to be an atheist activist, this is the position for you: The ideal candidate will have experience in atheist, freethought or humanist activism at the college level. Someone with experience leading or helping to lead a student group would [Read More...]