Religion

Guest Post: Islamic Art and the Smithsonian Celestial Globe

Guest Post: Islamic Art and the Smithsonian Celestial Globe

This is a guest post from Skepchick Network contributor Benny! Benny is best know for his writing on Queereka and we were thrilled when he asked us to post this article on islamic art and it’s link to astronomy. Enjoy! From Benny: Since I am attending a Catholic college we are required to take two religion classes as part of our general degree requirements. Luckily the types of classes that ... »

An Introduction and Part I of The Iron Chariot

An Introduction and Part I of The Iron Chariot

I contemplated my first Mad Art Lab post for a while before putting it up. This is going to be the first in a series of posts centered around photography and the Secular Movement. Specifically, they are going to be posts about photos that I feel represent my experiences in the Movement and the stories that have come out of those experiences. This theme is gigantic. I don’t know how I am goin... »

Giraffe: A Pain in the Neck for Science?

Giraffe: A Pain in the Neck for Science?

Did you know that the giraffe’s neck is proof of a god of some sort? Neither did I until a few years ago when I was becoming an atheist. I was surprised by how many times I saw information like the following from Project Creation: “…when a giraffe lowers its head to get a drink of water it would, without its specially designed features, literally blow out its brain because of the... »

Live performance of Godless Perviness.

Live performance of Godless Perviness.

If you are not aware of the Godless Perverts, you really should be, I mean with Greta Christina as one of the spearheads, how can it not be good. Last weekend in San Francisco at the Center for Sex and Culture was the latest installment of the Godless Perverts Story Hour which featured readings from Jen Cross, David Fitzgerald, Greta Christina, Virgie Tovar, M Christian, Molly Weatherfield aka Pam... »

A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography Vs. Cinematography

A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography Vs. Cinematography

I’m doing something a bit different this week. Last Wednesday, August 14, Mad Art Lab went to the movies…well, not literally, but some of the Labbers got together via a Google Hangout and discussed “Atheists and Film”, specifically about the Atheist Film Festival. Since my internet connection is notoriously slow (I kept dropping in and out of the Hangout), I opted to pre-re... »

Art Inquisition: Whose Art Is It, Anyway?

Art Inquisition: Whose Art Is It, Anyway?

Kiev is celebrating the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus, the medieval kingdom that laid the Orthodox foundation for modern-day Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. One of its museums, the Mystetskyi Arsenal, had collected the works of 1,000  artists from 35 different museums in a pan-Ukrainian Arts Project called Great and Grand. The general director of the museum, Natalia Zabolotna, had... »

The Way of The Mister: Skepticism & Atheism

The Way of The Mister: Skepticism & Atheism

Can you be a good Skeptic and believe in God? Comedian, Brian Keith Dalton (aka Mr Deity) has the answer. Scroll down to see the video. *featured image taken from video linked above. »

“Palm Reader” and “Religion vs. Skepticism”: SkepchickCon, Part 1

“Palm Reader” and “Religion vs. Skepticism”: SkepchickCon, Part 1

The time has finally come! I can finally reveal a photography project that I originally started working on back in February. It was such an entertaining, yet challenging project and I enjoyed it thoroughly. What was especially cool was that during this project I had the wonderful opportunity to work with one of my heroes, Donna, aka Ms. Information. So what was this super-secret photography projec... »

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