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March 26, 2016
An Obituary for Jesus
Sam Roberts, who normally writes obituaries for the New York Times, decided to write one...
March 14, 2016
The Son of a Pakistani Politician Killed by a Muslim Extremist Reflects After a Disturbing Funeral
In 2009, a Christian woman named Aasiya Noreen (a.k.a. Asia Bibi, below) got in a...
March 14, 2016
The Birth of the “Death with Dignity” Movement
As tough as it may be to write about death, it's one of the only...
March 11, 2016
During Nancy Reagan’s Funeral, Her Son Said in His Eulogy, “I’m Not a Believer in the Supernatural”
Earlier today, at the funeral for former First Lady Nancy Reagan, her son Ron Reagan,...
March 02, 2016
How the Non-Religious Deal with Death
Phil Zuckerman, professor of secular studies at Pitzer College, has just released a new book...
March 01, 2016
Psychic Medium: If Atheists Tell Suicidal People Not to Speak to Me, Blood is on Their Hands
Christine Pavlina is a psychic medium who, like everyone else in that world, claims to...
February 23, 2016
Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Death with Dignity is Still Difficult to Obtain in Canada
Last year, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled (unanimously) that doctors could help terminally ill patients...
February 17, 2016
Radio Host Rick Wiles: Justice Scalia’s Death was a Pagan Sacrifice By President Obama
Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, conspiracy theories began to circulate. It...
February 14, 2016
Justice Antonin Scalia’s Anti-Church/State Separation Legacy
In the hours following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Republicans have already...
February 05, 2016
The Relationship Between Atheism and Suicide is More Nuanced Than These Christians Think
On the show Christian Today, Eric Hovind and Paul F. Taylor recently posed a question...
February 01, 2016
When Killers Repent and Go to Heaven, What Do Christians Think Happens to Their Victims?
The Christians who love to talk about death-bed conversions never tell you what happens after...
January 18, 2016
Scientists Pat and Peter Shaw, Rejecting “Religious Do-Gooders,” Ended Their Lives on Their Own Terms
At the end of their time on earth, Pat and Peter Shaw, a biochemist and...
January 15, 2016
What Should Atheists Do With Their Bodies After They Die?
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses what atheists should do with...
January 13, 2016
There’s a Petition Asking God to Return David Bowie from the Dead
God is being petitioned to bring David Bowie back to life, because, frankly, us Earthlings...
January 11, 2016
David Bowie, Dead at 69, Was “Almost an Atheist”
Musician David Bowie has died following an 18-month battle with cancer. The news comes only...
January 10, 2016
Pastor’s “Research” Into Near Death Experiences Affirms Biblical Account of Heaven
John Burke, the founding pastor of Gateway Church in Texas, has written a book all...
December 19, 2015
How to Die With Love and Humor — and Without Gods
Breast cancer took the life of Heather McManamy this week. Aged only 36, the Wisconsin resident left behind...
December 15, 2015
In Honor of Christopher Hitchens, Four Years Later
Four years after his death, the loss of Christopher Hitchens is still felt by many...
December 10, 2015
Man’s Death Sentence Overturned Because Prosecutors Told Jurors to Consider Biblical Law
In 1992, Rudolph Roybal was found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and burglary. He had...
December 03, 2015
Animal Shelter Founder Claims to Speak with Your Dead Pets
The Great Dane Sanctuary, an animal shelter in Wisconsin, must be a pretty special place,...
November 25, 2015
Months After Ex-Hasidic Jew Commits Suicide, Her Sister Does the Same
Back in July, I posted about Faigy Mayer (below), a former Hasidic Jew who had...
October 28, 2015
A Dying Child Says She’d Prefer Heaven Over a Hospital; Should Her Parents Listen?
Five-year-old Julianna Snow is suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, "a hereditary disease where neurons in...
October 26, 2015
She Lost Her Newborn Daughter, but Please Don’t Comfort Her with Religion
Priscilla Blossom lost her daughter a mere 8 hours after birth. It's a possibility that's...
October 21, 2015
Ken Ham Criticizes Humanist Chaplain for Finding Meaning in Life without God
A few months ago, I had a long conversation with Bart Campolo, a former evangelical...
October 17, 2015
Despite Atheist Politician’s Bill, Nebraskans Suspend Death Penalty Ban and Could Overturn It
Back in May, legislators in Nebraska did something incredible: they voted to repeal the death...
October 06, 2015
California Governor Signs Into Law Merciful Right-to-Die Legislation
Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill allowing mentally competent, terminally ill...
October 05, 2015
An Encyclopedia of Heresy in South Asia
We know fundamentalist religion is a particularly potent institution; it's a subset of organized religion...
September 30, 2015
Angry Hindu Mob Slaughters Muslim Who Might Have Had Beef at Home
News reports out of India are saying that 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was killed by an...
September 15, 2015
In Honor of Slain Atheist Avijit Roy, Here’s a Collection of His Work
Earlier this year, author Avijit Roy and his wife were attacked when returning home from...
September 06, 2015
Even in His Last Interview, Christopher Hitchens Didn’t Let Up on Mother Teresa
In 2011, Richard Dawkins guest-edited the Christmas issue of the New Statesman and included an...
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