Post image for A war on Christmas? Penn Jillette says no.

In the video below, the normally obnoxious Penn Jillette thoughtfully argues against the supposed “war on Christmas” and asks christians why they go to such great lengths to exclude people from the holiday.


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“The faith in God around our globe Is just bad magic, just a joke Rabbis, priests and muftis, too Are “naked apes” like me and you Only, they see floating ghosts And wear quite funny caps and clothes” The excerpt above is from a German children’s book called Wo bitte geht’s zu Gott?, fragte das […]


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The following is a guest post from Nicole Franklin. Some people are quick to ridicule faithful religious adherents. But me? I envy them. I envy the ability to believe that there is something out there just for you – a plan or a specific place. It’s comforting aspect cannot be overstated. The mental peace that […]


Post image for No, not <em>those</em> Ten Commandments

To billions around the globe, the Ten Commandments are a fundamental set of rules to base ones moral and religious lives. To many others, outside of the Judea-Christian tradition, the set of guidelines is problematic or simply unnecessary. Like the Golden Rule and the Seven Deadly Sins, several other versions of the Ten Commandments exist. […]


Are we all agnostic?

by Todd Hebert

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During an afternoon of boredom, I suddenly had a eureka moment. I came to the realization that we are all agnostic. I am, you are, the Pope is, and so is Richard Dawkins and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Big Bird too. Not a particularly profound thought, but one that had not occurred to me […]

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Post image for Bill Maher’s “Religulous” is preachy and proud of it

The film Religulous, released last week on DVD, follows Bill Maher on a trek around the globe to find out what make religious people tick. “These questions about what happens when you die, they so freak people out that they will just make up any story,” says Maher after the opening credits. “Things that they […]


Post image for Vampire Jehovah’s Witnesses? A conversation with author Dave Hitt

What if a Jehovah’s Witness became a vampire? This is a theme that Dave Hitt explores in Blood Witness, a horror/comedy novel that he is releasing in weekly podcast installments on I interviewed Mr. Hitt about the novel, atheism, and his views on religion. Have you always been an atheist? I was raised as […]


Darwin is the Devil!

by Todd Hebert

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Growing up in an ultra-conservative sect of Christianity, I believed Charles Darwin to be a monster. Pure evil. A tool used by the devil to discredit God and the Bible. I knew nothing about Mr. Darwin, mind you. The only thing I knew about his evil theory was that humans supposedly evolved from apes. It […]