The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/22/2012

 This week’s roundup of legal news: A judge in Oklahoma sentenced a juvenile who was convicted of manslaughter to church instead of prison. Tyler Alred’s friend was killed when the car Alred was driving crashed. The teenagers had been drinking. While I don’t think prison is a healthy place for anyone, and certainly not for [Read More...]

Companies that suck: volume 1.

Some business owners are positively livid that they now, by federal law, must provide healthcare to the employees that make them rich.  I’ll try to update this blog with a list as I learn about them. Denny’s.  This one sucks.  I actually kind of like Denny’s. The owner of more than 40 Denny’s restaurants throughout [Read More...]

Gideon Bible Gauntlet Run on College Campuses

Reader questions are edited to eliminate references to specific people and places, unless there’s a need to call out the cavalry. If you see something here that almost resembles your question, but your main concern isn’t addressed, go ahead and ask again in the comments. I’ll do my best to respond.   Reader Question: At [Read More...]

New Book Tells Personal Journeys to Atheism for 25 Young People, Including Me.

I figured I’d just steal the title from the post over at Friendly Atheist, since it applies to me as well.  Former CFI activist, Dan Riley, has released his first book: Generation Atheist. The book interviews and tells the stories of 25 different young atheists, from the bold activist, to the closeted youngster living in [Read More...]

American Atheists: harvesting the cosmos to battle god.

This pretty much sums up why American Atheists is about my favorite atheist organization. In a bold move, the organization announced today the installation of the George Watley Solar Array on the roof of its headquarters in Cranford, NJ.  Not only will the solar array generate 100% of the electrical needs for the main office, [Read More...]

School Choir Sings Religious Songs

So, I’ve got my first legal question to answer for WWJTD.   Question: Our children, Chris and Meg, are participating in a choir at school. All the songs in their upcoming recital are religious songs. I want to complain and raise a huge stink, get the media involved, and sue, but my wife, Lois, urges [Read More...]

Lesson One: Become an Atheist Activist Today

  It’s election time again, which means that now is the perfect time for atheist activism. I know a way for you to become an effective atheist activist without ever leaving the safety of your keyboard, and I’m going to share it with you. Come on – let me see a show of hands – [Read More...]

Dave Silverman gets voicemail.

This is definitely not safe for work. “I can’t wait til you get to hell.”  The irony here is that anybody who lives with that kind of hatred, so much that they relish the idea of someone burning for eternity, I would argue has already created their own personal hell here on earth in which [Read More...]

American Atheists: only people at the debate telling it how it is.

Oh American Atheists, you beautiful, beautiful people.  At the debate tonight there will be a truck circling Lynn University that bears the following uncomfortable facts about the Mormon church. Freaking wonderful! And it won’t end after the debate.  The truck will follow Mitt Romney’s campaign bus out of town and on the road for a [Read More...]

Donate to Greta Christina, you know you wanna.

Christina here…         I once had the pleasure of driving Greta and Ingrid from St. Louis to Springfield for Skepticon.  I’ve also had the pleasure of seeing her speak many times, and she once (unknowingly) helped my friend from the brink of suicide with her writing. She’s recently been diagnosed with cancer, [Read More...]


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