Kate is a junior studying psychology and human development at Northwestern University. She is the president of Northwestern's Secular Student Alliance and a writer at Teen Skepchick, Heresy Club, and various other places around the internet. Sometimes she sleeps.
A few months ago, I wrote about Sean Austin’s film project: a documentary examining the intersection of religion, non-belief, philosophy, and community in the lives of black atheists. Since I last posted, Sean has traveled to Pennsylvania and Michigan in pursuit of stories, and he has also done interviews around Chicago. Black Beyond Belief isn’t quite ready for the public, but a second trailer is here! Read more
Today, there’s a new face on Patheos, a firebrand to oppose the friendly, an angry atheist who terrifies everyone in sight. What I’m saying is, today JT Eberhard joined Patheos. You might know him for his karaoke skills. Or perhaps you know of him from his snazzy website. Maybe you’ve seen him on a bumper sticker? Or perhaps you’ve heard of his blog, WWJTD? JT, who, until recently, worked as the High School Coordinator for the Secular Student Alliance, left… Read more
A few days ago, Jason Torpy wrote about a “strength of character” survey for the incoming class at the United States Military Academy. In attempting to determine the “personal strengths” of the cadets, West Point asked them to respond to statements as being on a scale from “like them” to “unlike them.” Most of the survey was what you’d expect — about creativity and resourcefulness and other important characteristics of leaders. Four of the questions, however, were about the depth… Read more