Last week, I wrote about the new Museum of the Bible. I expected pushback, but a few things stood out. Below, some thoughts. (And for more, see my video above!) Nonreligious people can write about religion, and often bring a useful perspective to the table. And Christianity, a faith that still permeates the politics and culture of […]
An atheist group is suing to stop an annual blessing of the animals at a New Jersey shelter.
I've had many conversations with atheists, LGBTQ people, and liberals... and somehow, the plan to round up the Christians and execute them never comes up.
Tomorrow, I will see the new production of Richard Wagner's Die Walkure at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This is the second of the four operas in Wagner's Ring cycle. In the spring of 2020, Lyric will have performances of all four of the...Show More Summary
Believe in God and don’t want to be victimized by a hateful atheist with mental issues? Then the Lighthouse Mexico Church of God in Oswego County, New York is the
Andrew Zwicker is a scientist and an atheist.He's the sort of person we rarely see in politics, but the voters in New Jersey just rewarded him with a second term in office.
With each passing day, we learn more and more about the troubled past of Texas church gunman Devin Kelley. An avowed atheist, the Sutherland Springs killer was known as a heavily depressed introvert. According to a new report, Kelley...Show More Summary
A new study suggests spiritual people are younger, more liberal and more generous. Americans who consider themselves spiritual yet not religious are a fast-growing breed. They have even been subject to some mockery among atheists and proponents of organized religion alike. Show More Summary
It’s the new ‘I’m not racist but…’, but with an Islamic twist. And it’s no less ridiculous, writes Michael Brull. Anyone who has been on the internet and witnessed far right goons, New Atheist cultists, or the lawyers of Channel 7 would be familiar with how the argument goes. Person A says something heinous about Muslims. Reply: isn’t [...]Show More Summary
New details about the Sutherland Springs gunman Devin Kelley have emerged. According to reports, Kelley wore “all black” clothes as he carried out the massacre. According to his now deleted Facebook page, it appears Kelley was a fan of CNN and Atheism. Show More Summary
We also spoke about the Boy Scouts decision to welcome girls (but not atheists), the new ads for Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum, and why God's Not Dead gets its basic premise wrong.
A new telling of the story of the Apollo astronauts between 1968 and 1972 involves nervous breakdowns, a former Nazi and an atheist church As he approached the moon in 1971 the Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa played the hymn “How Great Thou Art”. Show More Summary
Psychologists have long known that people tend to favor their own group over others, a social phenomenon known as ingroup bias. But new research provides evidence that atheists are motivated to buck this trend in an attempt to override the stereotype that they are immoral. This article was...
Amy Gillespie, now running for the Bentonville (AR) School Board, once shared an article promoting church/state separation.That's now being used against her in a new attack ad.
I'm already a fan of Nuala McAllister.
We atheists may pride ourselves on being rational about religion, but we don't necessarily apply those same critical thinking skills to other subjects.A new book applies critical thinking to all forms of pseudoscience.
A new research paper offers a neat way to see the differences between how people of faith and no faith conduct themselves on Facebook.
The author of a new book on the alt-right says the movement is made up of a lot of atheists, Agnostics, and people "indifferent to religion."But there's a world of difference between those groups.
As a new study shows, people think the worst of non-believers. What does this mean for US voters? he notion that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is considering a run for president in 2020 seemed fanciful until the final days of last...Show More Summary
Looking at critics of Venezuela makes me feel like intelligent religious believers when confronted with some new atheists: they’re attacking nothing I believe in. The shortcomings of the Chavez-Maduro government in no way whatsoever undermine my conception of socialism. What...