Greensboro City Council Goes from Public Prayer to Moment of Silence Thanks to Atheist Activists

In 2010, I wrote a couple of posts about Mayor Bill Knight of Greensboro, North Carolina and how he supported open prayer before city council meetings. Members of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics group spoke out against the public prayers at the city council meetings but Knight didn’t care. His public display [Read More...]

Why Does Religion Persist?

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explores the question: We must ask ourselves why this is, because it is actually very odd indeed. Think about it: every function that was once performed by religion can now be done by something else. In other words, if you want to explain the world, you don’t need Genesis; you have science. [Read More...]

A Message of Equality from Young Students in the South

The first thing you should know about this video is that it comes from a school in Alabama. The second thing you should know about this video is that it comes from a middle school in Alabama. Regarding religion, there are signs that say “I’m a Christian,” “I’m a Mormon,” “I’m Saved,” and “I’m God’s [Read More...]

Portrait of Christopher Hitchens on Sale with Proceeds Going to ReasonFest

As I mentioned yesterday, the Society of Open-Minded Atheists & Agnostics (SOMA) at the University of Kansas is holding it’s second annual ReasonFest on February 11th-12th. Adam Brown, the co-creator of We Are Atheism, has painted a picture of Christopher Hitchens and put it up for sale on eBay. He tells me all the proceeds [Read More...]

The Mohawk of Reason

Back in my day, campus atheist groups were lucky to get one big speaker to come to their school over the course of a year. Now, some college groups are putting on events like Skepticon and not even charging an entrance fee. It’s awe-inspiring how far they’ve come. Whenever these student-run conferences happen — and [Read More...]


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