Last April, I posted about how the Rationalists of East Tennessee had put up a billboard in Knoxville, Tennessee reading "Don't believe in God? You're not alone!" Despite the month-long contract, the billboard was removed from its location...Show More Summary
In an advertisement that would cause conservative Christian groups like One Million Moms crazy, Dutch electronics company Elgiganten put out a Valentine's Day ad that stresses the beauty of love regardless of who it's between: That roughly translates to: "No matter who you love, you can find the gift from us."
The Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars, ended with this colorful image reading "Believe in Love": And wouldn't you know it? There were people complaining about it on Twitter, making the case that the NFL was using the halftime show to promote homosexuality:
Earlier tonight, during the Super Bowl, the Church of Scientology aired this ad: It's the fourth straight year the Church has aired a Super Bowl ad -- in certain markets, anyway -- and it may have cost them up to $5 million. I guess they didn't want to spend enough money during the game answering that question, so I'll do it for them:
Our latest podcast guest is Robyn Blumner, the newly appointed CEO of the Center For Inquiry. Robyn spent 16 years as a nationally syndicated columnist and editorial writer at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper, where she wrote a lot about civil liberties, church/state separation, and free speech issues. Show More Summary
Wheaton College officials have finally apologized to a professor after being mired in a controversy of their own creation.It all began in December when Professor Larycia Hawkins wore a hijab (and posted a picture on Facebook) in solidarity with Muslim women, adding that Muslims and Christians believed in the same God. Show More Summary
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: What caused the Big Bang?
Planning to watch the big game today? It is kind of hard to believe this is the 50th Super Bowl. I'm still not sure if I'll bother to watch it this year or not. I don't particularly care for either team, but I really despise the Broncos. Show More Summary
No matter how much we quibble over the God question, surely we can all reach the same conclusion:
Author Susan Jacoby has a wonderful op-ed in the New York Times wondering why politicians choose to ignore millions of Secular Americans while pandering to an ever-decreasing religious crowd: The question is not why nonreligious Americans vote for these candidates — there is no one on the ballot who full-throatedly endorses nonreligious humanism — but [Read More...]
Last July, police officers in Puerto Rico set up a roadblock for drivers. But instead of administering sobriety tests or checking for people driving without their licenses, they preached and distributed religious propaganda. It was a...Show More Summary
A new website has launched to help Mormons leave the Church for good. QuitMormon offers free legal representation for anyone ready to resign their membership.
A couple of weeks ago, Utah State Senator Mark B. Madsen proposed a bill -- S.B. 73, the Medical Cannabis Act -- that would allow the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from ALS, Alzheimer's, Crohn's, epilepsy, multipleShow More Summary
I don’t know what I just watched. But I’m pretty sure I now know everything there is to know about the history of Japan. Minus some stuff. Religion makes an appearance at the 0:51 mark: Don’t do drugs, kids. (via Vox)
In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty discusses the messed up story of Abraham and Isaac:
Delaware Governor Jack Markell has once again issued a proclamation in honor of Darwin Day, recognize the accomplishments of Charles Darwin:
When people make a large donation to a university, they sometimes receive the opportunity to put their name on a building. On a smaller scale, too, schools will tell donors that if they make a certain-size donation, they'll get to choose the inscription that goes on a brick (or something similar). Show More Summary
On the show Christian Today, Eric Hovind and Paul F. Taylor recently posed a question to atheists: Absent Christianity, why is suicide a bad thing?The pair made the case that Christianity is what fostered the idea that suicide was wrong to begin with, citing everything from ancient Roman times to the Synod of 425 AD to prove their case. Show More Summary
It's one of those popular but illogical "gotchas" of the conservative repertoire: You must "tolerate" intolerance or you're not truly tolerant.This is illogical because it suggests an unattainable, self-defeating view of tolerance that does not at all resemble actual tolerance (or how the real world operates). Show More Summary
If you had any doubt that GOP rhetoric is ushering in another era of McCarthyism, I present you with the fruit of their efforts.On a day when the President visited a mosque and called for tolerance, the Pew Research Center released a new poll regarding Americans' beliefs about Muslims in the country. What did they find?