Carnival of the Godless #74 is up at the new Atheist FAQ blog. They were kind enough to include "Where is my Faith": Mother Teresa and Suffering, my piece on Mother Teresa's loss of faith and how it might have led to her obsession with suffering, and hence to the appalling conditions in her hospitals and hospices. Some pieces I especially like in the carnival: The Ridger's I cast you in that role at The Greenbelt, which totally cuts to the heart of the "all powerful God vs. free will" problem, and vjack's Belief Does Not Equal Truth!, at Atheist Revolution, which rips into the whole Bill Nye the Science Guy/"moon as reflected light" kerfuffle with an excellent analysis of the hypocrisy of religious extremists rejecting science while they happily accept its benefits. Neat stuff. Check it out.
And The Humanist Symposium #7 is up at Bligbi, with its tri-weekly collection of positive atheist thought. My faves from this one: Eric Michael Johnson's The Sacrifice of Admetus at The Primate Diaries, about altruism as a natural phenomenon in social species; C.L. Hanson's "He has his faults..." at Letters From A Broad, about relationships between atheists and believers; and The Ridger again, with Looking Up at The Greenbelt, on why looking up at the sky is less important than looking where you're going. Lots of good stuff. Enjoy!