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...]

Unpacking atheism, you say?

It turns out, just down the road from Kansas City in Raytown, MO, there is an event at Westridge Christian Church called “Unpacking Atheism.”  It’s going to include a live broadcast from Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg and William Lane Craig.  You know William Lane Craig – he’s the one who, in his book Reasonable Faith [Read More...]

A pineapple named Muhammad and a lot of moxy.

I like these guys. A group of atheist students were kicked out of their university’s fresher fair because of a “blasphemous pineapple” named Mohammed. The Reading University Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Society (RAHS) took part in the fair on Wednesday, in order to promote their upcoming debate “Should we respect religion?”. The society displayed a [Read More...]

Student group lands grant to help students transition away from faith.

A Wisconsin atheist group recently submitted a 50+ page proposal to the committee that allocates certain organizational funding at their school. The proposal was for a $90,000+ budget to provide two services to the campus:

Faith Questioning is a peer-to-peer religious advising service, designed to help students struggling with their faith, and to encourage all participants to develop their own religious identity.

Secular Support Groups are discussion-based meetings for nonreligious, questioning, or any students interested in discussing topics relating to religion in a large group setting. [Read more...]

Open letter to Justin Vacula.

Justin, It will come as no surprise to you that I have gripes with your post from the other day.  I will not lie and say that I do not believe you stepping down was for the best.  I will also not lie and say that I am happy with how this has concluded. But, [Read More...]

Petition to the SCA on Justin Vacula.

Surrounding the whole hullabaloo with the SCA promoting a very bad person (unless all volunteers are co-chairs of a state branch, in which case I guess Justin wasn’t promoted, although that would make their announcement of Justin’s new title somewhat weird), Stephanie Zvan has created a petition to the SCA to have him removed.  If [Read More...]

Wrong answer, Edwina.

So I wrote an open letter to the SCA about their association with Justin Vacula.  SCA Executive Director, Edwina Rogers, came by and left a comment. Correction – the Secular Coalition for America has not “hired” anyone in any state. We have a staff of seven in DC. We are staffing state coalitions in 49 [Read More...]

Open letter to the Secular Coalition for America?

To whom it may concern at the Secular Coalition for America, My name is JT Eberhard.  I am an atheist activist who writes a blog on the Patheos network.  I was present at your conference call of the movement’s opinion leaders before the announcement of Edwina Rogers as the SCA’s new Executive Director. I want [Read More...]

Guest post: Your Facebook Votes Are Worth Over $50!

Here be a guest post from Josh Brose, the partners intern at Foundation Beyond Belief. Josh from Foundation Beyond Belief here, Seriously, everyone needs to do this.  In case you haven’t heard – the Foundation Beyond Belief, the Secular Student Alliance, and Camp Quest have all been nominated for the CHASE community giving program.  2 [Read More...]


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