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Taner Edis is uncomfortable with the label “atheist”, even though he agrees that he is one. One problem is that I know how far too many Muslims react to the word; “atheist” has connotations of “enemy” as well as someone opposed to all that is True and Good. I would like Muslims to allow scientific…

A new umbrella organization, the Kansas City Atheist Coalition, is forming up and they need help and donations. Check them out, contribute, conquer!

This apologist for religion, James Scofield, has written a bizarre essay titled 5 Myths Atheists Believe about Religion. It’s a peculiar screed that assumes atheists are somehow aliens outside religious culture, looking in uncomprehendingly, needing some kind of correction in our perceptions — more so than the religious members of our culture, who are privileged…

Godless students, combine!

The Secular Student Alliance is having their annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio on 29-31 July. You should go — it’s relatively cheap, it has some cool atheist leaders and me giving talks, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to network and find out how other student organizations are operating. I’m a college professor, so it’ll just…

Some team in Canada won the Stanley Cup, which prompted happy revelers to…riot and destroy public property? I have never understood that behavior; when something good happens in my life, I’ve just never felt the slightest desire to celebrate by setting a police car on fire. I shall now embarrass all the good Canadians by…

A conversion story

Here is a sad, sad story: it’s the tale of Michael Glatze. He was a gay man, a gay activist, someone who supported and helped gay kids. Now he’s straight and crusades for gay conversion therapies. How, you might wonder, did that happen? You won’t be surprised to learn that it was that potent combination…

Jamila Bey on Atheists Talk radio

Tomorrow at 9am central time (you can use the 56267 zip), it’s Jamila Bey. She’s good. You should listen.

Oh, jesus…Chris Stedman is coming out with a book titled Faitheist, all about “How One Atheist Learned to Overcome the Religious-Secular Divide, and Why Atheists and the Religious Must Work Together”, which leaves me with a strange gagging sensation in the back of my throat. My response is that people must work together on shared…

Starting them young

As one of those geezers in his grey, tired, wizened 50s, I’m torn between the cranky get-offa-my-lawn attitude and a patronizing bless-their-little-hearts when I see all these young’uns romping about at meetings nowadays. And the internet is even worse: look, it’s a literate 13 year old atheist and a hardnosed 16 year old skeptic! I’m…

Oh, no. This is the first I hear of the Black Atheists of Atlanta, and what do I discover: they’re pushing the same bigoted, homophobic nonsense that I’d expect to hear from a white Republican teabagger. It’s a choice, it’s unnatural, science has something called the “law of reproduction” that means homosexuality is unscientific, it…