A London woman who left her ultra-Orthodox Jewish partner has done the unthinkable: She took their nine-year-old daughter to McDonald's and allowed her to attend a co-ed gym class. The father worries the girl may be shunned by his community as a result.
As we say "good riddance" to 2016, the prospects of 2017 being much better may not appear to be particularly good. Is there anything we can do to make this year better? Broadly, I think we need to make sure that we are learning something useful from our experiences and that what we are learning corresponds to reality. Show More Summary
Because we haven't been in the middle of an all-out assault against the teaching of evolution in public schools like we had a decade ago, it's easy to forget what Intelligent Design was and why Creationists were so enamored by it.In the video below, YouTuber Rationality Rules explains the theory and why it never made any sense.
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, features 36 questions I'd like to ask God.
Gretta Vosper, the United Church of Canada minister who accepts all the tenets of her faith except for that pesky little God bit, is now helping create a non-theistic congregation.
After 500 years together, the Church of Norway and the nation's government are finally getting a much-needed divorce. But the Norwegian Humanist Association's secretary general Kristin Mile says the separation is far from complete and needs to go much further.
The Southeast Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless group spent Christmas Day serving meals and distributing care packages to those in need.For some Christians, however, this act of compassion couldn't be divorced from the idea that God must have been using non-believers to enact His will.
In a sermon she streamed on Facebook Live, gospel singer Kim Burrell went on a homophobic rant in which she said people with the "homosexual spirit" would die from it.
Hip-hop artist Azealia Banks has once again shown the world that critical thinking isn't one of her strong suits. She posted a video to Instagram on Thursday in which she revealed that her closet was full of the bloody remains of dead chickens, because she had been sacrificing them for the past three years.
2016 sure has been one hell of a year, hasn't it? For those of us living in the U.S., I suppose the big story would probably have to be the unexpected election of Donald Trump and the many side stories related to it (e.g., the failure...Show More Summary
Fake news is hardly a 2016 phenomenon.
Just in case you had any doubts, there's a big difference between what Jesus Christ preached and what Donald Trump's favorite preachers are saying. Case in point: Paula White, who will pray at his inauguration.
Rwanda's long national nightmare is finally over: Witchcraft has been banned from soccer matches.
In a bizarre rant on his show yesterday, televangelist Jim Bakker said God loved that Donald Trump stood for "Bible reading" in public schools, that Britain legalized "three-person marriage," and that it wouldn't be long before we could marry baboons.
While there's a practical argument to be made for reaching out to every large group of voters, it would still be a waste of time for Democrats to invest resources in the evangelical world.
For many reasons, 2016 was a year that most of us would like to forget. But there are some good things too that are worth an annual wrapup, and so we begin with… Family Matters In September, I became a parent. I wrote about how child-raising cries out for communal effort and the lessons humanists [Read More...]
The American Humanist Association just received the "Ebenezer Award" from a conservative legal group for fighting a school district that's promoting a religious ministry. I guess we're supposed to think this award is a bad thing, but I fail to see the problem.
2016 has been a rough year in many ways, but that doesn't mean that nothing good came out of it. The atheist blogosphere continued to generate thought-provoking posts for us to read. I think it is safe to say that we witnessed some push...Show More Summary
Jan Chamberlin, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has been having a lot of sleepless nights ever since she found out her group would be performing at the inauguration of Donald Trump. That's why, yesterday, she quit the group rather than play along and be seen as supportive of Trump's actions.
Rapper Baba Brinkman just released the latest video from his album The Rap Guide to Religion, and it's a wonderful collaboration with Greydon Square called "Neighborhood Atheism."