Religious Freedom Day and Thanking Obama

How about some good news? After writing so much about the Charlie Hebdo attacks that intended to silence free speech and free press, I would like to take a moment and recognize a very important day in history that was celebrated on Friday. On January 16, 1786, Thomas Jefferson’s, “Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom,” was [Read More...]

Charlie Hebdo coverage proves MSNBC, CNN and Sky News are hypocrites and cowards

CNN Screen Shot Piss Christ

A couple days ago, I wrote about the brilliant new cover for the Charlie Hebdo magazine. I expressed my hopefulness that news outlets would recognize the newsworthiness of this defiant issue and demonstrate the same courage of USA Today by showing its cover. Here’s an embarrassing Sky News clip that destroys their integrity: Nonetheless, I [Read More...]

Charlie Hebdo and the media coverage of its new issue

Charlie Hebdo cover. Photograph: Charlie Hebdo/EPA

When is support not support? No, I am not talking about the Obama administration’s lack of presence at the anti-terrorism rally in Paris (even though it was disgraceful). I’m referring to the refusal of news organizations, over the past few days, to show any past covers of the Charlie Hebdo magazine that depicted the Prophet Muhammad. [Read More...]

Stephen Fry and the Necessity of Mockery

Those who know me, know that I am careful not to ridicule and mock a religious belief just for the sake of doing it. My personal aims have always incorporated making atheism acceptable (well, at least tolerable) to the world, and encouraging atheists to come out of their closets. Hence, the ends of mockery, often do [Read More...]

The Je Suis Charlie Wake-up Call

When will we wake up? Why do we continue to deny religion’s involvement in terrorist attacks when the perpetrators proudly proclaim, “Allahu Akbar?” Of course, the majority of the world’s Muslims are peace loving, and the idiots who claim otherwise should be ridiculed. Nonetheless, to continue to negate fundamentalist Islam’s hegemony of terrorism across the world [Read More...]

Pat Robertson: Beat an atheist for Christmas

Pat Robertson has a neat and nifty suggestion for a newfangled Christmas tradition. Whether you’re still recovering from your Winter Solstice, Festivus, or good old fashioned Christmas celebration, it’s never too early to plan events for next year. Here’s Pat: That’s right, beat an atheist to celebrate the savior’s birth! It’s what the baby Jesus [Read More...]

American Atheists wants an apology from Troy University chancellor

David Silverman, the President of American Atheists, is asking Troy University Chancellor, Jack Hawkins, for an apology. He has done so in a letter written to the Chancellor on the behalf of a student who was troubled by a video Hawkins emailed his staff and to the entire student body. The video in question features [Read More...]