7 Words Theists Misuse Constantly

Me and my friend

I have this friend. She’s a good fifteen years younger than me, and we lived pretty close to each other when I was in vancouver. That was almost 4 years ago, so she was in her early twenties at the time. I remember one year, as her birthday approached, she kept bubbling on about wanting to go

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Your Stories of Atheism: Beaten For Reading Stephen King

Child crying - your stories of atheism

This is an ongoing series featuring your stories of how you came to identify as an atheist. If you want to send me your story, you can submit it here. To read past stories, click here. Our first story this week is from Cory. He says, So my story is fairly boring, I was born

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Follow Friday: Revolution, Evolution & An Atheist Institution

Jerry Coyne

Happy Friday, freethinkers! I hope you’re all getting ready to spoil your moms this weekend because moms, unlike gods, are capable of producing life. Just nine months and a quarter cup of baby batter, and voila! Life is created. Sure, it’s no seven days… but we can demonstrate it, unlike gods. Here’s hoping some of you get

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What Would You Do If Christianity Were Proven True?

Fuck god

So, I was asked the other day what I would do if Christianity were suddenly proven true and there was no denying Jesus is the son of god any longer. While I clawed my way through the rest of the email, dotted with familiar phrases like “typical atheist” and “denying the evidence all around you” and

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Follow Friday: Prison Outreach, Power and a Podcast

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Follow Friday

If you caught my piece last week about punching nazis, you know I mentioned the Lalo Dagach podcast. Specifically, an episode featuring Dan Arel. Recently, Lalo had Joshua Turner on to counter some of what Arel had said. Joshua is, in his own words: Former Neo-Nazi. Now secular humanist/classical liberal. President of Secular Humanist prison program

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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Use Algebra In The Real World

Math

You know when you’re showering and with the lack of distractions, something brilliant suddenly dawns on you? Shower thoughts. There’s a subreddit for those, too. The other day, while perusing r/showerhtoughts, I read this: After 20+ years I am finally using algebra in the real world!!!!! …to help my daughter with her algebra homework. from

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Atheist Kids: A Guide For Religious Parents

Atheist kid

So, your child is heathen… what a conundrum. There are so many different avenues you could take to deal with this. You could kick them out of the house until they recognize that the evidence for god is all around them. You could berate them for falling into Satan’s grasp. You could disown your child because

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How Do Atheists Explain Anything?

Ball of the gaps

In my head right now, I have that insipid line from Rebecca Black’s glossolalia episode, Friday. You know the line. It’s goddamned poetry: “Fun, fun, fun, fun…” I’ve got this line in my head, because nothing is more fun than when theists demand an explanation for the unexplained, or the insufficiently explained phenomena that saturates our

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New Podcast – Indoctrinating Our Kids With Atheism!

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Parenting godless kids

In this episode, Oz and I chat a little bit about promoting critical thought in kids. We also talk about wearing heathen attire in public as well as just how science friendly the Catholic church is. Here is the episode: We record these live on YouTube now, so you can subscribe to our channel to

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6 Activities Atheists Love That Theists Feel Guilty About

female orgasm

If there is one overwhelmingly common theme running through all the emails and stories I get from atheists, it’s the guilt theme. As a lifer atheist, I have zero understanding of the guilt that comes with religion, but it seems to me it’s more crippling than a shot of that crap your neighbour’s distilling in

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