After Boston Bombs, Atheists Denied Healing

After bombs which recently struck Boston (my adopted city, where I’ve lived for almost six years now), the community seeks to heal. Bombs like that cause more than physical wounds: they tear at the psychological fabric of society. I grew up in London during the tail-end of the IRA’s campaign, and remember how my commute to school [Read More…]

American Atheists Lose 9/11 Cross Lawsuit

I am not at all surprised to report that American Atheists have lost their lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Associated Press reports: U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts rejected the arguments of American Atheists…Batts wrote that the cross and its accompanying panels of text “helps demonstrate how those at ground zero coped [Read More…]

USPS Discriminates Against Atheist-Branded Packages?

io9 is reporting on a fascinating little “study” conducted by an Atheist shoe company from Berlin (thanks to Alex Gabriel for the tip). As they describe: ATHEIST SHOES is a German based-company that, as its name suggests, makes comfy kicks “for people who don’t believe in god(s).” The company regularly ships shoes, like the ones pictured [Read More…]

Freedom of Speech and Public Schools

A recent fight over freedom of speech in schools has prompted me to air out my thoughts on this complex and important topic. The Boston Spirit reports on the controversy (03.02.2013): The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) successfully fought to allow a high school student in Connecticut to wear a shirt that included anti-gay imagery. Wolcott [Read More…]

Secular Service in the Appalachians

The Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard is fundraising for our fourth annual Spring Break Service Trip. We are looking for help to reduce flight costs and to enable us to take a full group of students to engage in environmental work. If you are able to help out, please donate here! At the Humanist Graduate [Read More…]

I’m On the The Pink Atheist Podcast!

Check out my recent appearance on the Pink Atheist Podcast with Rachel Johnson, Phil Ferguson, and fellow guest Todd Stiefel! We talk atheism, Humanism, the Humanist Community Project, and coming out of closets! Listen Now! [Read more…]

Atheists, Come Out! – A Song

David Beadle of The Secular Human has just released a new single encouraging atheists, agnostics, and Humanists to come out and be open about their beliefs! You can listen to it free here, and buy it on iTunes here. Check it out – it’s good fun! [Read more…]