I thought about posting this video as I would most other videos I like, but having watched it, I think it deserves a bit more attention.
David Silverman, president of American Atheists, speaks to the FreeOK2012 convention on what his organization has been about, what it is doing now, and a vision for the future of atheism in the United States.
Dave gets fired up in this video (truth be told, I think he's ALWAYS fired up!), and he has every reason to be fired up. Atheism is…
I have just finished watching a wonderfully done yet singularly disturbing piece: the HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. In it, writer/director Alex Gibney exposes the depravity of the catholic church regarding sexual child abuse by priests, particularly but not exclusively in its defense of one Father Lawrence Murphy, who had a two-decade history of such abuse at the St. John’s School for Deaf Children near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
There is no way…
It seems that there is a lot of fuss being made in the atheist community regarding an apparent sub-culture known as "Atheism-Plus." I've noted a few pieces here and there on Atheist Nexus regarding it, though I don't know as any particular consensus has emerged out of A|N on the topic. I DO know how I feel about it, and a few weeks ago, I shared my point of view on Reason Being's blog, to wit:
My personal evolution to atheism was a long and slow one, probably starting with the…