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Can Secular Homeschoolers Escape The Weird Majority In The Homeschooling Movement?

When most people think of homeschoolers, a particular image comes to mind: A Christian mother who is intent on making sure that her children don’t learn about the scientific theory of biological evolution through natural selection, or birth control, or climate change, or PG-13 movies.

Christian homeschoolers tend to suck all the air out of [...]

What Are The American Values That The Campaign For American Values Supports?

The Campaign for American Values is a Super PAC, and as such, it likes to keep a lot of secrets. There are a few things that the Campaign for American Values is up front about, however, and those include its agenda, which is to… uh… support American values.

What are American values, anyway?

The United [...]

Safe Haven For Emerging Secular Americans

My earliest memories of religion are experiences with harassment. Living in communities where Christianity was the norm, I was openly nontheist when I was young. Other people didn’t want me to be that way. I got nasty notes in my locker telling me to accept Jesus or else. There were taunts on the playground. Even [...]

The Buddha That Would See No Evil

The Buddha is supposed to have been dedicated, like no other person before him, to the effort of perceiving the world as it is, and sharing that perception with others.

I found it amusing, for this reason, to find the collection of three Buddha statues you see below, representing the classic motif: See No Evil, [...]

Apostacon Brings Godless Marinara To Omaha

Where can you continue to be touched by his noodly appendages and talk like a pirate?

What is the sauciest freethought conference in the noodle-verse?

It used to be called the Midwest Humanist Conference, but that was… oh dear… I’m falling asleep just thinking about it.

Last year, they renamed it Apostacon, and it suddenly [...]

Senator Mike Enzi Writes Bill To Give Religious Groups Special Power To Deny Social Services To Children

This week, when U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced S. 2706, his Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, he declared it to be, “A bill to ensure that organizations with religious or moral convictions are allowed to continue to provide services for children”.

Look at the actual text of S. 2706, however, and you’ll see something quite [...]

He is Risen, Indeed?

Help me understand this reasoning of this sign, which surely hopes to accomplish something as it’s read on the street. I just can’t figure out what. What does this declaration communicate to someone who is already a Christian other than a recapitulation of what Christians already believe? From a marketing point of view, what [...]

Charisma News Advocates Putting Corpses On Trial

Charisma News says that the USA needs to recover its Christian heritage. That heritage includes digging up rotting corpses and putting them on trial. [...]

Louie Gohmert: What’s Good for Christians and What’s Good for Muslims in America

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert is warning America that radical Muslims are trying to enshrine their religious values in American government. Making claims about the Council on American Islamic Relations in a speech to Congress last year:

“At some point, we have to learn that there are people who want to do away with our Constitution [...]

The Mythological Precedent Of The Woman Thor

This week, Marvel Comics announced that its comic book hero Thor, which is based upon the Norse god Thor, will become a woman.

A representative of Marvel explained, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike [...]

Survey: Americans Feel Coldest Toward Atheists and Muslims

Last week, Rowan created a visualization of Pew Research polling data on Americans collected from January-March 2014. When Pew asked respondents how they would feel about their children marrying athiests, members of the American Christian majority displayed a strong tendency to express unhappiness at the prospect.

Because surveys gather data from [...]