Religion in Caves, God Flunks Engineering School
July 25, 2018

  Is there any evidence that our closest relatives (living or extinct) harbored religious beliefs? —Al Not to my knowledge, though if anyone has any info about Neanderthal or any other cousin practicing rudimentary religion, I’d be interested too. Of course, early humans had nothing of the organized religion you see in more modern history …

Xenu, Murder, and Declining Heaven
July 18, 2018

Is there anything positive in religion? Research shows that some dogmatic atheists are unable to see anything positive in religion. Aside from being a positively wonderful target for your devilish sense of humor, what do you find that is positive in religion? James Well “James” (if that’s your real name), I’m not sure what a …

Mormon Spray, Geriatric God, Sarah Silverman & Jesus
July 11, 2018

Why are the religious so irritating?? Mormons are invading at the moment and I can’t spray for them 🙁 Shaun Does Shark Tank know about this anti-Mormon spray? I may want a piece of that action. Short of poisoning proselytizers who visit your home, consider asking the cherry-faced young chaps in for a talk. Ask …

Christian Nation? A loving God? Agnostics in Foxholes?
July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July everyone… and as George Carlin once said, “Let’s get right into the heavy sh#@.” Is the U.S. a Christian Nation? R. Frapples Yes and no. It is in the sense that the largest religion is Christianity, but if you mean was the U.S. founded as a Christian country, then the answer …

Sex with the Unchurched, Atheist for Trump, Benny Buck$
June 27, 2018

As a general rule, is sex with an atheist better? Let me know. —Curious in Kentucky (This question was asked in one form or another multiple times…) The answer is yes. Much better. Much much better. Let’s put it this way: I’m sure there are plenty of believers who can raise the old flag, if …

Ask the Atheist: Activist and Comic to Field Believers’ Tough Questions
June 22, 2018

Press Releases

Hollywood: Despite the fact that the nonreligious are among the largest “belief groups” in the United States, most of what people think they know about atheists comes from believers. That’s why veteran atheist activist and performer James Underdown is launching a new column, “Ask the Atheist.” “People who are atheists, they hate God,” says Pat Robertson to his daily …

Nature vs. Nurture, Verified Miracles(?), and Why do you hate God?
June 20, 2018

I don’t hate God, Homer Simpson, or any other fictional character. Though I have seen Homer Simpson.

Irony Maiden
June 29, 2017



Elizabeth Moss’s role in The Handmaid’s Tale should be a cautionary tale for all Scientologists

Cubs win, but what about the Universe?
November 3, 2016

Coins land on edge, someone wins the lottery, asteroids kill off large swaths of life on our planet, a universe pops into existence. All of these things happen without defying the laws of physics. The Core Theory is intact. We’re ok.

Give Scientologists a Chance
May 19, 2015

Leah Remini, another ex-Scientologist (and former co-star of King of Queens) was there, and mentioned at one point that most Scientologists were good people.  That shouldn’t have surprised me.  I was sitting in the midst of a crowd of people who to a person were kind, fun-loving, decent people. Many were at one time not just Scientologists, but big hitters in the church with serious positions and responsibility.