READER QUESTION: What is the best way to get involved in the atheist community?

I got a reader question from Danielle Martin who wanted to know the best ways to get involved in the atheist community: Do you have any advice for someone that wants to be more involved in secular community? I have talked to Danielle Muscato frequently about American Atheists and other secular organizations and I know [Read More...]

ACTIVISM & GODLESSNESS: Purpose-driven life and secularism.

The following is a guest post by Gleb Tsipursky (Co-Founder, President, and Chief Insights Officer at Intentional Insights, a new reason-themed nonprofit devoted to spreading rational thinking strategies to a broad audience). Purpose-Driven Life and Secularism Graphics by: Cerina Gillilan We need religion for a sense of purpose in life, at least according to the vast majority [Read More...]

ACTIVISM: I guess I’ll be spending a week at Camp Quest KC…

You beautiful, beautiful people.  Last week I asked you all to help Sarah Hargreaves raise money for Camp Quest Kansas City in her competition with David Diskin from Camp Quest West.  I said that if she raised over $2,000 that I would commit a week of my time to Camp Quest KC in the summer, [Read More...]

ACTIVISM: The Hotline Project has officially launched!

For months now I’ve been volunteering with the Hotline Project (my capacity has been to vet applicants).  After all this work (and exponentially more work on the part of Sarah Morehead and Suzi Bocks), it’s finally launched. We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Hotline Project! After two years of work by a [Read More...]

FAITH, LAW, & ACTIVISM: Victory for FFRF in Warren prayer station case.

The city of Warren, MI has allowed a prayer station in the atrium of their City Hall since 2009.  Recently a local resident applied to host a reason station in the same space but was denied: For six years, the city has permitted volunteers at the “prayer station” to distribute religious pamphlets, offer to pray [Read More...]

CHARITY & ACTIVISM: Help Sarah Hargreaves raise money for Camp Quest!

Sarah Hargreaves with Camp Quest Kansas City is turning 31.  She doesn’t want presents for her birthday.  Instead she wants people to help make CQKC as special as possible this coming summer.  That means money (I can assure you, you’d be hard pressed to find a workaholic who will make that money go farther than [Read More...]

ACTIVISM: Become a volunteer with the Hotline Project.

For the last few months I’ve been volunteering with Recovering From Religion, specifically for their Hotline Project.  The goal of the Hotline Project is to have a number people can call from anywhere if they’re struggling with doubt in their religion or such and receive support.  It’s not a tool for evangelizing, just a place [Read More...]


I feel like a pretentious ass, but I have to share this.  J. Michael Spencer is starting up an Oasis in Boston (fuck yes!) and has written about how the project came to be.  I’m in there, along with my wife: Over time, I began to read less and less of PZ’s blog and more [Read More...]

More on the Baxter County nativity lawsuit: the legend of Paul Theresa Jaques.

Got ourselves another winner in the comments of the local paper establishing why people are reticent to challenge religious privilege in the South. The guy says that if somebody doesn’t like Christians getting access to government land that’s denied to everybody else, they should leave.  That’s kind of like the bully telling the person whose [Read More...]

More from the locals on the nativity.

I know many of you have been in the comment section of our local paper’s article on the nativity defending the brave plaintiff.  My family has been as well, and my brother just came up with a highlight with one of the locals who used to have a radio show here in town and who [Read More...]