Atheism

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I have a theory as to why atheism and skeptcisim tend to be old-white-guy activities (even when they are not) which might explain this picture: But I’ll tell you this theory only if certain conditions pertain: 1) You are someone I trust and 2) I’m slightly drunk.

Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow

Darrow was born this day in 1857. He was a lawyer and a prominent member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). We know him as the defender of John Scopes in the Monkey Trial of 1925. Darrow and Scopes lost that trial, which was the first of many court cases regarding the teaching of…

This Sunday, April 10th, Minnesota Atheist Talk Radio will host Science Blogger and Atheist Dr. Martin Rundvist and journalist and broadcaster Yusie Chou, both from Sweden (Yushie was born in Mao’s China and moved to Sweden as a child). Mike Haubrich and I will serve the roles of host and interviewer. I expect the show…

High school student Brian Lisco just wanted to form a student club. A senior at Stephen Austin High School in the Houston suburbs, Lisco wanted to meet with like-minded students; students who shared common interests, who could talk about ideas they found interesting, who could give one another support. But his efforts were consistently thwarted…

PZ Myers on Minnesota Atheist Talk Radio

Today’s interview with PZ Myers was pretty much Dick Cavett meets David Susskind. OK, maybe more like Jerry Springer meets The View. Well, not really, more like … Oh I don’t know. Let’s just say you don’t want to miss it. And, since you already did miss it you need to listen to the podcast,…

How can there be a God when people are suffering through floods and fires? How can God sit back and allow bad things to happen to good people? A new online resource from the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne offers answers to these and other difficult questions as the Church seeks to engage directly with the…

Did you happen to see Ricky Gervais hosting the golden globes last night? It is said he did it without a script. He was very funny, bitingly funny, and it is quite possible that he went too far in his roasting of some of the presenters (his main job was introducing presenters). Not being very…

In Turkey, there is a game show in which representatives of several religious cults (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism) attempt to convert one or more of a group of ten atheists to their religion. The atheists are pre-certified by a panel of experts and any converts are traced for a period of time to ensure…

Black Atheist Distinction

A message from Ayanna18vcu

Americans and citizens of some of the most Islamic countries tend to agree that it is a force acting on the side of good. Many Europeans say the opposite. There is a rough correlation between the religiosity of a country and how much religion is revered (duh) as a primarily good thing.