Pharmacists sue for right to deny medication

There's a disturbing new trend in the US. Pharmacists are attempting to prevent the sale of the morning after pill because of their belief life begins at conception. In Washington state, the government has taken the position it is illegal to deny any care based on religious convictions, due to the simple fact that their profession is not subject to theocratic moralization. This hasn't pleased everyone, and ...

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Cool list of brilliant atheists

Here's an awesome list of 50 of the most brilliant and celebrated atheists of all time. The list is pretty impressive, including such geniuses as Richard Feynman, Sigmund Freud, and Ivan Pavlov (yeah, the guy with the dog). Be sure to go check it out! ...

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Does loving dogs make you a genocidal monster?

Ok, that may sound like a stupid question, but let me refer you to the picture above. Hitler loved his dog, and he was responsible for the Holocaust. Surely, according to this logic, I've made a powerful case against owning canines. If you think I've gone insane, rest assured I'm only trying to prove a point. There's an article on Proud Atheist that tries to debunk the claim Christians make about Hitler's p ...

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Harris and Warren debate on Newsweek

No, contrary to what you may believe, this isn't Sam Harris day, although I will admit the man has been on a bit of a tear lately. Here's his debate with Rick Warren on Newsweek. Warren does what most religious people do in debates: create an intangible metaphysical entity that defies both explanation and reason, and most notably, scrutiny. Here's an interesting back and forth that shows you the level of un ...

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The Good Atheist 050

On this week's episode, we talk about the strange history of Easter in the Christian faith, as well as discuss the tragedy of YouTube enthusiast Anthony Powell's (also known as Tony48219) descent into madness. ...

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Just who is full of hate, buddy?

This kid shot and killed a classmate for no apparent reason, and yet from the videos he previously released on YouTube, you'd think we atheists are the monsters. I can see from his visage this was not a man interested in anyone's viewpoint but his own. Another fool who needed his medication but who instead turned to God for sanity. The results were sadly predictable. ...

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Sunday school teacher accused of murder and rape

Proving once again that religion has no special vanguard against immoral behavior, Melissa Huckaby, whose grandfather is a Baptist minister, was arrested today when the body of Sandra Cantu was found stuffed in a suitcase. The little girl was apparently also raped, which only makes the whole thing even more disturbing. In typical 'I know the killer but never really clued in' fashion, her family describes Hu ...

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