Here are some useful sites for people who are interested in blogs, news, podcasts, humor, etc. having to do with freethought/atheism/skepticism and religion. Make sure to also check out the Resource button on the right, which focuses on more in-depth tools about the history, background, and analysis of freethought, holy works, and other related issues. A number of these sites could fit into several categories, so be sure to browse around a variety of categories.
I will update these links with descriptions and will periodically add new links based on sites I find as well as suggestions I receive. If you have a link you think should be included here, please contact me.
Blogging the Bible. David Plotz from Slate read the Bible from cover-to-cover, blogging his thoughts on each book as he read it.
Dwindling in Unbelief. From Steve Wells, the author of Skeptic's Annotated Bible, this blog current events and the Bible. Definitely a site to check out if you're interested in biblical analysis or criticism. Of late, Steve has been covering blow-by-blow the atoricities in the Bible.
Cynical-C Blog. Posts about religion and current events from a cynical point of view.
jasonmosler.com. A nicely-done, frequently-updated blog, with a variety of "Atheist fun stuff": humor, news, and video clips. We've been exchanging emails for a while (like me, he's an independent blogger), so be sure to check out his site.
Community (Forums, Social Networking, etc.)
Atheist Nexus. A social networking site exclusively for the atheist community. Basically, Facebook for atheists.
Richard Dawkin's official website. With discussion forums, articles, events, and updates about atheism and Richard Dawkins.
Think Atheist. A social networking site focused on freethought and atheism, but which also allows agnostics and believers to join.
Cynical-C Blog. Posts about religion and current events from a cynical point of view
A New Atheism. Commentart about (new) atheism, religion, and news
The Brick Testament. Presents actual stories from the Bible using Legos.
Church Sign Generator. Create a realistic-looking church marquee on the web.
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Home of Pastafarians and others who united after the Kansas School Board wanted to include creationism instead of evolution.
Pat Condell. Humorist famous for his YouTube videos taking believers (and government officials too afraid to stand up to religious extremists) to task.
Edward Current. YouTube videos poking fun at religion in a Stephen Colbert sort of way (pretending to be a believer)
Jesus and Mo comic strip. Comic strip detailing the (fictional) adventures of Jesus and Mohammed.
Garfunkel and Oates. Actresses who became a YouTube sensation for their "Sex With Ducks" (about a comment Pat Robertson made about hate crimes against gay people, comparing homosexuality to beastiality)
XTC. Famous for their song "Dear God".
Friendly Atheist. Five contributors posting about atheist and religious hot topics.
Good Reason News. A blog aiming to show the harm of religion, with news that "counteract[s] the so-called Good News"
Infallible Failure. A new blog that includes news and commentary on "skepticism, atheism, religion, psuedoscience, and other topics of importance (and annoyance)."
Unreasonable Faith. Blog of Christian-turned-atheist Daniel Florien, including posts on current news items of interest to skeptics and atheists.
Podcasts (and Radio)
American Freethought. John Schnider and David Driscoll interview atheist, skeptical, and scientific authors and discuss the religious issues of the day.
Atheists Talk. Podcast of Minnesota Atheists featuring weekly interviews with notable atheists.
Dogma Free America. "From the Dogma Free Media Complex in beautiful Aurora, Colorado", Rich Orman hosts this hilarious, yet serious podcast with news stories (and occasional interviews) about the tragically crazy world of dogma and religion. Co-hosted by "legal analyst" Flynn and "medical analyst" Rob.
Freethought Radio. Weekly radio show / podcast in which Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker present news about the Freedom From Religion Foundation, current freethought news, and an interview with a notable freethought figure.
Infidel Guy. The famous show which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, hosted by Reginald V. Finley. Features interviews with atheist and religious guests as well as occasional debates on religion.
Reasonable Doubts. "The radio show and podcast for those who refuse to 'just take things on faith.'" Each show is centered around one specific skeptic-related theme. Hosted by Professors Jeremy Beahan, Luke Galen, and David Fletcher.
TED.Talks and performances about technology, entertainment, and design, often featuring videos by scientists and about science.