Politically Correct Christmas Cards Will Save You From Everything

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Tired of stepping in it yet again because your newly converted atheist cousin is no longer celebrating "religious holidays" and you forgot to take him off your Christmas card list? Well, there's a handy-dandy solution for that! Now you can send "politically correct" Christmas cards, to save yourself from all future… » 12/25/13 12:15pm 12/25/13 12:15pm

Dude Scientists Say Fanatical Feminists Should Shut Up About Diversity

An all-white, all-male Very Important London science talk — Richard Dawkins is one of the headliners — preemptively told nutty super-sensitive "feminists" (their quotes, not ours) to go on Facebook and Twitter if they wanted to "drone on about the lack of women" in the line-up. When they did, the site crashed and the hosts … » 9/23/13 12:20pm 9/23/13 12:20pm

How to Be an Atheist Without Being a Dick About It

I'm an atheist and I'm embarrassed. Not because I'm self-conscious about my convictions (lol, no), but because so many people insist on being such condescending dicks in the name of atheism. I didn't settle on my belief system because it's a great opportunity for me to dunk on church ladies—it's my belief system » 7/18/13 5:15pm 7/18/13 5:15pm

Atheist Tornado Survivor Sparks Crazy-Juice Fueled Religious Debate

Four days after a more than 1-mile wide tornado ravaged Oklahoma, the media is awash with victims-standing-in-front-of-their-ruined-houses interviews. CNN's Wolf Blitzer was in the midst of conducting such an interview with Rebecca Vitsmun, who escaped her collapsing home with her 19-month-old son. After proclaiming… » 5/24/13 3:40pm 5/24/13 3:40pm

Rhode Island Flower Shops Sued for Refusing to Deliver Flowers to…

After Jessica Ahlquist, unabashed teenage atheist and crusader against bullshit, successfully sued her Rhode Island high school to take its prayer mural taken down last January, we hoped that she'd be able to take her $40,000 scholarship and ride off triumphantly into college sunset, confident that she'd be equipped to … » 2/03/13 3:30pm 2/03/13 3:30pm

The Art of Inter-Faith Banging (and Marriage)

One of the great things about living in an ostensibly free society is our choice to bone wtih abandon. Catholics doing Jews, Jehovah Witnesses getting down with Jains, and Zoroastrianists bumping and grinding into Buddhists — desire is beholden to no single devotion. Now, your families might not be super happy about… » 1/18/13 2:10pm 1/18/13 2:10pm

Arizona Is This Close to Electing an Openly Bisexual Woman to Congress

Conservatives, polish off your finest clutching pearls: after a close race, we're getting closer to a winner in Arizona's 9th Congressional district, and she's a Bill O'Reilly nightmare. Meet Kyrsten Sinema, a 36-year-old pro-LGBT, pro-environment, pro-choice, non-religious, openly bisexual Democrat in her thirties.… » 11/08/12 12:40pm 11/08/12 12:40pm

Woman Writes About Sexism in the Skeptic Community; Men Get Violently…

Rebecca Watson's first-hand account of sexism in the skeptic community — and the 5,000+ comments it's inspired in the past 24 hours — illustrate that just because someone says they value "rational thought" doesn't mean they're not also a misogynist troll. But the controversy also highlights how hard it is for women to… » 10/25/12 5:00pm 10/25/12 5:00pm

1 in 5 Americans Going to Hell, According to 4 in 5 Americans

Rents in the trendy postlife neighborhood of Hell are likely to increase dramatically in the next decades as more and more Americans check the "none" box on surveys about religion. In fact the proportion of the American population that consists of atheists, agnostics, and otherwise totally unaffiliated freelance souls… » 7/20/12 5:30pm 7/20/12 5:30pm

Teacher Idiotically Brags About Illegally Blocking an Atheist Student…

Imagine that you're a high school teacher who prioritizes your love for the baby Jesus over your legal responsibilities as an educator and thus, in the name of all that is holy, successfully stops an atheist group from forming on campus. Nice work! But you're not done. You're so pleased with yourself that you can't… » 7/16/12 4:40pm 7/16/12 4:40pm

As You Inch Towards Death, You're More Likely to Start Believing in God

Depending on where you are in the world, you may believe in one kind of God or another, or you may not believe in anything. But one thing is for sure, according to a new report, as you get older you're far more likely to veer into God-fearing territory. Why? Because you start to realize that, in fact, you will die… » 4/30/12 11:00am 4/30/12 11:00am

When Things Go To Hell In A Handbasket, People Get Their God On

It's no surprise that religion can help people through tough times, but new research shows it doesn't help as much when things are good. In societies that are under stress, religious people are happier and outnumber non-religious people, according to University of Illinois psychologists. Lead author Ed Diener explains: » 8/09/11 9:30am 8/09/11 9:30am