Jessica Ahlquist Totally Was the Bad Guy

There is a large, angry mob in Cranston, Rhode Island (and I imagine this mob extends across the United States) who believes Jessica Ahlquist, a shy, overly compassionate high school student is the bad guy.  This boggles my mind. She saw the prayer banner and did not run immediately to the ACLU.  Instead, she informed [Read More...]

Victory for Jessica Ahlquist

Jessica Ahlquist, the brave student at Cranston High School in Rhode Island, has won her lawsuit.  The prayer banner in the Cranston High School gymnasium is coming down. I have often referred to Jessica as the Harry Potter of atheism.  She is young, got thrust into a situation against adults who tried to bully her, [Read More...]

Buy Rock Music, Help Atheism

Todd Stiefel, the man behind the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, is the philanthropist who provided the money for my position with the Secular Student Alliance.  He’s a great guy and apparently a musician (I wonder if he knows about my musical background…perhaps we can jam sometime). His band, Words Such As Burn, which is playing at [Read More...]

The End of Apathy

There was an article in USA Today recently that made a point worth considering. The hot religion statistical trend of recent decades was the rise of the “Nones” — the people who checked “no religious identity” on the American Religious Identification Surveys (ARIS). The Nones numbers leapt from 8% in 1990 to 15% in 2008. [Read More...]

Help teach skepticism to non-skeptics!

Hi bloggites! Christina here. I don’t know if you know this, but I’ve been organizing and giving skeptical workshops.  Most of the time the workshops are designed to be educational with skeptics as the target audience. However, I’m working on a new one, Skepticism 101. This workshop will be aimed at non-skeptics. I plan to [Read More...]

Mohawks and Charity

The Skepticon conference model (lots of famous atheists at no charge) made the atheist community available to a swath of new people – namely the people who couldn’t afford a few hundred bucks to see/meet their atheist heroes.  A quick glance at the Skepticon crowd will confirm that a lot of those people were students, [Read More...]

Bravery Has Its Rewards

A while back I posted an email I got from Allie asking how to be an activist even when you’re afraid.  In the email she talked about wanting to have the atheism talk with her religious parents. I want to be able to ask my Christian parents – my good, kind, loving, amazingly supportive Christian [Read More...]

A Statue of Hitch

A growing number of non-believers are petitioning London officials to provide a plot for a memorial statue of Christopher Hitchens within London.  I added my signature to the list.  If you’d like to follow suit, give this link the clicky clicky. [Read more...]

How To Be an Activist

“Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation.”  ~ Oscar Wilde I received [Read More...]

Discovery Channel Playing Politician

PZ has noted that the Discovery Channel has elected to axe information about climate change in David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet series. Well, the word is out. The Discovery Channel only bought 6 of the 7 episodes. They dropped the seventh because…it talks about global climate change. Not ok.  Science is about finding the truth, regardless [Read More...]


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