Your Definitive Guide to Heaven in 2009 (and 2010, 2011…)
February 25, 2009


Here’s everything you need to know about heaven—oh wait, most people reading this are going to hell. OK, we’ll cover that soon.

Anyone Have Smelling Salts?
February 25, 2009


Stranger than fiction: a conservative legal group has endorsed removing anti-atheist provisions from the Arkansas constitution!

Does Viewing Evidence of a Crime Injure the Victim?
February 24, 2009


The president of the NCMEC claims that viewing evidence of a crime re-injures the victim. Truth or hype?

Pope’s ‘Holy War’ Against Pseudo-Mystics
February 24, 2009


Pope’s “Holy War” Against Pseudo-Mystics New guidelines to employ science, dogma, superstition.

A Theologian’s Confused Response to New Atheism
February 23, 2009


Catholic theologian John F. Haught has some confused responses to the New Atheism that are nevertheless worth pondering.

Virginia GOP Chair Insults Darwin on his Birthday
February 20, 2009


Virginia GOP Chair Jeff Frederick accused Darwin of racism . . . even though the Darwins were a family of ardent abolitionists.

Borneo’s Lake Monster Photos: Legend Come to Life? Or Hoax?
February 19, 2009


I examine two new photos of a huge snake-like creature allegedly taken in Borneo.

When Housecleaning Takes Courage
February 19, 2009


In one of the seven U.S. states whose constitutions block atheists from elective office, a legislator dares do the right thing.

How Does Humanism Find Moral Value
February 16, 2009


Humanists agree that we have ethical obligations to everyone, but how can we tell what has moral value?

Ultra-Religionists Around the World Oppose Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2009


Religious extremists across the globe want to ban Valentine’s Day. Secularists ought to claim it.