An Israeli student from the University of Haifa is mired in controversy as people debate whether a piece of art she created for class went too far in unintentionally offending Muslim students.
Mississippi State Rep. William Shirley has put forth a bill that will fine schools $1,500 for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance within the first hour of the day. Because that's an educational priority.
A person who banishes bad desires from their own makeup is surely more moral than someone who hasn't accomplished this.
Last month, the Washington, D.C. city council passed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to end life on their own terms. But a Utah congressman wants to overturn the law. Because watching people suffer and making medical decisions on their behalf is the Republican Party's favorite pastime.
Of the many highlights from Sen. Jeff Session's confirmation hearings to become our next Attorney General, perhaps the most relevant to readers of this site was the question Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) asked him, in a roundabout way, about church/state separation.
Outgoing President Barack Obama reminded Americans Tuesday night that, despite the emerging political scandals and consumption of "fake news," science and reason still matter.
Warren Allen Smith, a longtime atheist activist, died Monday evening at the age of 95.
Of all the bad things I thought would happen during a Donald Trump presidency, I have to admit I didn't even think something like this was on the radar.
A house with broken windows and debris in the front yard during a race riot in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I was recently asked to write something on the subject of the left's reaction to the alleged kidnapping (and possible hate crime) in Chicago involving a White victim with special needs and the apparent double-standard involved. Show More Summary
As a secular family living in the South, this is what we do to help our children adjust.
Religious Right activist Bryan Fischer is now backtracking on his comments that anyone who opposes or criticizes Christian influence in the U.S. is automatically a traitor. He never said that, he says... even though we have a recording of him saying exactly that.
Donald Trump will be meeting today with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-science advocate who falsely claims there's a link between vaccines and autism. Given Trump's own anti-vaxxer beliefs, it's a troubling sign that Kennedy could have some influence on public policy.
E.W. Jackson, the conservative activist who ran a losing campaign in 2013 to become Virginia's next lieutenant governor, said on his radio show yesterday that the "godless atheist secularists" who went after singer Kim Burrell for saying gay people were perverts who would die from their homosexuality did it because they hate black Christians.
When Sen. Jeff Sessions begins his confirmation hearings on Wednesday to become our next Attorney General, there are a number of questions relating to church/state separation that we deserve good answers to. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has compiled a strong list of questions they'd like the Senate Judiciary Committee to ask him.
I've always liked this particular meme. It manages to be silly while simultaneously poking fun at Christians for some of the absurd things they believe about atheists. And yes, that is my take on the primary meaning of this meme: itShow More Summary
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses Richard Dawkins' Atheism Scale.
In this cringe-worthy video featuring Christian evangelist Ron Luce, we learn that "God would blast Adam with His love... and that was the original love affair." The moral of the story is that dating is only getting in the way of our relationship with God.
The thought of a World Religions conference where attendees can learn about various beliefs might sound educational... until you realize the speakers are all Creationists and the goal is to teach Christians how to fix everyone else.
In a recent episode of the Kidneycast, a podcast about a man who has a genetic disease affecting that part of his body, Ari Decherd and his wife Larra Morris (both atheists) talk about how religious people often say his disease is part of God's plan or offer non-scientific solutions to whatever Ari is going through.
Back in November, a pro-Mormon website published a list of reasons you'd want to join their Church even if you didn't believe any of its theology. So it's entertaining as hell to read this response -- written by a believer, I should add -- of all the reasons you might want to leave the Mormon Church even if you believe in its stories.