Monthly Archives: March 2009

How is it they want to outlaw gay marriage…

…but bestiality, ehhh, not so much.  Does it shock you to discover that in 15 states in our “Christian nation,” it is not against the law to have sex with animals?  [Caution: disturbing subject matter if you read this news … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman in The Times

Novelist and outspoken atheist Philip Pullman (author of the controversial His Dark Materials trilogy, which consists of The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is interviewed by The Times this week.  My favorite Pullman quote: “I find … Continue reading

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Godless congregations?

There’s an encouraging article just published by the Associated Press about Greg Epstein, a Humanist chaplain at Harvard, and his efforts to create “godless congregations” that replicate the community experience of churches but within a humanist context. This sort of … Continue reading

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We’re on Skepticality

Hear us (John Snider and David Driscoll) in conversation with pioneering podcasters Derek and Swoopy on episode #97 of Skepticality, which is their Atlanta Skepticamp Recap.  The episode features exerpts from many of the excellent Skepticamp presentations, including a five … Continue reading

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Right America: Feeling Wronged

I know, I know–the election is long over and everybody who voted for John McCain should get over it (and yes, I realize they weren’t so much voting for John McCain as voting for Sarah Palin).  Still, if you really … Continue reading

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Pope says condoms aren’t the answer. Now what was the question?

During his current trip to Africa, the pope pulled his head out of his c(ass)ock long enough to declare that “You can’t resolve [the AIDS crisis in Africa] with the distribution of condoms…on the contrary, it increases the problem.”   On … Continue reading

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Liberals and non-Christians must die!

In Tennessee, Jim Adkisson has just gone on trial for the murder of two people and the wounding of six others at a Unitarian church in Knoxville.  Adkisson freely describes his actions as a “hate crime” and rails against religious … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Godless

National Journal Magazine just published an extensive article written by Paul Starobin about the current atheist movement in America.  “The Rise of the Godless” features quotes from various freethinkers in leadership positions around the country, including millionaire Louis J. Appignani.  … Continue reading

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Fine Bros. vs. Prop 8

Web-based comic duo The Fine Brothers (Benny and Rafi) turn their satirical powers against California’s Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment passed last fall that bans gay marriage.  The Fines promise four more installments of this miniseries; meanwhile, the CA … Continue reading

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A Skit? Really???

There’s been a spate of horrific shootings over the last few days, with 15 people murdered in Germany, 11 dead in an Alabama rampage, and last Sunday, Rev. Fred Winters gunned down during his sermon at First Baptist Church in … Continue reading

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