• Family sues N.J. district over 'under God' in pledge

    FREEHOLD, N.J. — A family is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and its superintendent, seeking to have the phrase …

    By Dan

  • Sick.

    I feel like I am about to boil over and burn.Some back story...because I don't know if I've mentioned this before, though I'm certain I have.I was molested by my grandfather when I hit puberty, so was my older cousin...so were many of our friends before it happened to us, and after. My grandfather…

    By Carol Foley

  • Homophobic Coworkers Trolling--To Get Me To Come Out

    Gah, this is so jacked up. I don't know what to do. I need some advice guys, because I can't loose this job too. I haven't been on here in a while because I've been pretty wrapped up in finding a decent job, but I hope some of the regulars are still around with their usual wit and wisdom. This blog…

    By Kairan Nierde

  • Looking for Community and Activism/Moral Teamwork

    Hello everyone. I'm an artist and writer and someone who is interested in community. I've been listening to a lot of Dan Dennett on youtube and find his argument that if secularists want to end the more harmful excesses of religion we have to provide institutions that do the things that religion is…

    By Vincent

  • Sometimes I envy the religious in death!

    I am Greg, husband of the recently deceased White Unicorn, Suzanne Olson-Hyde. We are/were both confirmed atheists of long standing - roughly 50 years each - we both gave up religion in our early teens.But now that Suzanne has 'ceased to be', I am having an internal struggle between my logical self…

    By Greg Olson-Hyde

  • The Poet's Coroner: I Will Not Drink the Blood of a Fool

    i will not drink the blood of a foolwhen the glory of the lord shall shineand blind men to his crimesas the lies that he had promised mewould nail me to his treewhen all the angels in the darkwould brand me with the devil’s marki’d curse and cry with my last breath‘i’ve still a half a bottle…

    By Philip Jarrett

  • Atheist Eulogy

    My mother's funeral is Wednesday, 4/23/2014 and I'll be giving at least a part of the eulogy.A little help here...and maybe an opportunity for discussion in general on the subject.What is an 'Atheist Eulogy'?  What can my differing view of death bring to the table at a Wake?I know it is totally…

    By Philip Jarrett

  • Zella Mae Jarrett

    My mother, Zella Mae Jarrett of Boone County West Virginia ceased to exist at 10:58 PM on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.I'll write more later.

    By Philip Jarrett

  • Seeing the man in the child.

    My 10 year old son asked me yesterday, seemingly out of the blue, "Why did Hitler want to kill the Jews?" I said, "I don't know for sure, but it happened in the context of a long history of people persecuting the Jews."  "How?" he asked.  "Well, people blamed them for things they weren't…

    By Diane

  • Dead man's Switch

    Dead man’s Switchi had a dollar in my pocketat least, i did before i spent iton some trinket or some locketthat now is lost and i resent itthere is nothing quite as goneas a dollar when it’s spentnothing leaves you as alonewondering where the dollar wenta dollar anticipatedis a great treasure for a…

    By Philip Jarrett