An atheist writes about Leah’s baptism

What does someone who’s never been to a church, and who doesn’t believe in God, make of it all? A friend of Shiny New Catholic Leah Libresco attended his first Mass, which also happened to be Leah’s baptism, and shares his impressions:  Today I had the great pleasure of getting to meet Leah Libresco of Unequally [Read More...]

Here they go again: atheists want Maryland cross removed

Details, from Gazette.net: A complaint filed by an atheist group asking for the removal of Bladensburg’s Peace Cross — a longtime community fixture dedicated to Prince George’s County veterans — has stoked debate and opposition from officials and residents across the county. The Peace Cross was dedicated in 1925 in honor of the Prince George’s [Read More...]

Atheist sues restaurant, charges discrimination over discount for diners who bring in church bulletin ad

Seriously? Yeah: A Manheim Township man [near Lancaster, PA] has filed a discrimination complaint against a Columbia restaurant that offers a 10 percent discount for diners who present a church bulletin on Sundays. John Wolff, who is an atheist, filed the complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia. [Read More...]

Awesome: Patheos atheist blogger to become Catholic

A big Catholic welcome to the “geeky atheist” Leah Libresco, who chronicles some of her journey here: I decided to take a little time to make sure I really believed what I thought I believed, before telling my friends, family, and, now, all of you.  That left me with the question of what to do [Read More...]

Catholic League launches “Adopt-an-Atheist” campaign

This year’s anti-Christmas billboard may have touched a nerve — but at least they’re responding creatively. The Catholic League’s press release: Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Catholic League is starting a new initiative aimed at atheists: Approximately 80 percent of Americans are Christian, and 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Of the 20 percent [Read More...]

Another sign of Christmas: billboards from atheists

They’re back: Nearly $40,000 was spent during the last Christmas season on a billboard war between atheists and Roman Catholics at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. But so far, this year’s version of the atheist billboard has failed to generate much of a fight. The American Atheists’ new orange and black billboard, just [Read More...]

Army to host concert for atheists at Fort Bragg

Was this really necessary?  Some people evidently think so. Details: A group of military atheists have won the backing of U.S. Army officials to hold a “Rock Beyond Belief” concert for nonbelievers at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg next year. The victory came after several church-state separation watchdog groups complained last month to the Secretary of [Read More...]

Atheists sue to remove Ground Zero cross

Is anyone surprised at this? A group of atheists filed suit Monday to prevent the iconic symbol from being displayed in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Details: American Atheists, a group that describes its mission as protecting civil rights for non-believers, claims the government installation of the religious symbol is an unconstitutional “mingling of church [Read More...]

Soldiers push for a chaplain for atheists

I know: it sounds like a headline from The Onion.  But it’s true. From the New York Times: In the military, there are more than 3,000 chaplains who minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of active duty troops, regardless of their faiths. The vast majority are Christians, a few are Jews or Muslims, one [Read More...]

There they go again: atheists put up new billboard

And this time, they’re going after all religions, not just Christianity.  The sign was placed in Huntsville, Alabama. Details, from the Christian Post: The ad reads, “You know they’re all scams” and pictures some religious symbols including the cross, the Jewish star, and Islam‘s crescent moon and star. The billboard further claims that the group [Read More...]


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