Internet issues

Hey guys, just a quick post here to let you know we've been having Internet issues for the past day and a half, hence less love than you're normally accustomed to. It just doesn't seem fair, especially after you guys were so nice to nominate us for Best Atheist Podcast over at About.com! We're currently #2 in votes, so if you've got a few seconds, come vote for us! ...

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The first Chick tract of 2011

Yep, Jack Chick is still churning out hilarious comics detailing all the different ways Satan gets inside you and damns you to hell. He starts 2011 out with another oh so thoughtful tale of how all homosexuals will die of AIDS and burn forever. ...

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Sigh

From the BBC: Men and women have been banned from shaking hands in a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab. Under the ban imposed in the southern town of Jowhar, men and women who are not related are also barred from walking together or chatting in public. It is the first time such social restrictions have been introduced. The al-Shabab administration said those who disobeyed the ne ...

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Hitch’s little brother is religious

This may surprise you, but it turns out Christopher Hitchens' little brother is religious. So religious in fact he wrote a book called The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith. It's basically a repudiation (heh) of his big bro's book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, and it argues religion keeps shaky civilizations from collapsing (maybe on Opposite Day) and prevents the horrors of ...

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Conservapedia proves Atheists are Fatty Fattersons

Oh Conservapedia, you're the gift that keeps on giving. We recently donated some money to Wikipedia, the reality-based crowd sourced encyclopedia, so I suppose it's only 'fair and balanced' we give its right wing la-la land equivalent some love too in the form of a post. On its front page next to such fine articles as "Is Barack Hussein Obama a president, or is he a dictator?" and "More than a thousand scie ...

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Ask God

We're recording another Good Atheist podcast tonight and once again we'll have God on the show to answer a few questions. Submit yours in the comments section below and we'll pick the best three to ask Him. ...

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Religion brings people together

...to hate other religions. Efforts to construct mosques to accommodate growing Muslim populations have sparked intense opposition. A commentary appearing in the New York Post last month attacked plans to construct mosques in the state of New York: "...There's no denying the elephant in the room. Neither is there any rejoicing over the mosques proposed for Sheepshead Bay, Staten Island and Ground Zero becau ...

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Praying in the wrong direction

Indonesian Muslims are being told to adjust their prayer antennae to improve transmissions to Mecca: Indonesian Muslims have been praying in the wrong direction, the country's highest Islamic authority has said. The Indonesian Ulema Council told the country's Muslim populace in March to turn west when they offered their daily prayers. Muslims are supposed to face the Kaaba, the religion's most sacred site i ...

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Jesus Venn

Here's a handy Venn diagram to help you identify between zombies, Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Son of God. (via the very awesome Jesus is Love site - you should probably visit right now) ...

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