From Christian Broadcaster to Thinking Atheist: An Interview with Seth Andrews

Oklahoma, according to Seth Andrews, is known for two things: tornadoes and churches, and the tornadoes are easier to escape. Born into a family of six children, he was raised by devoutly religious parents who lived and taught a literal Bible. It was a life packed with religious discussion and debate—but never questions or doubts.

In his new book, Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason, he talks about those first doubts and takes readers on a deeply personal journey of coming out. He has shared much of that journey on his website, TheThinkingAtheist.com, which he created as his response to his own “childhood indoctrination, the overwhelming wave of religious messages in our society, and the countless throngs who make ridiculous claims and dismiss skeptical voices with warnings of eternal torture.”

One of the missions of American Atheist is to be a handbook of how to come out as a non-believer, how to show someone else the way out, and how to live with the atheist stigma while working to eliminate it from public life. Seth’s story is a valuable page in the handbook. [Read more...]

An Editorial Cartoonist’s Response to an Atheist Billboard

Last week, the San Diego Coalition of Reason unveiled their latest billboard — and a few years earlier, they had one with this design: [Read more...]

Dale McGowan Announces That His Next Book Will Focus on Religious/Non-Religious Marriages

Dale McGowan — who has already cornered the market in writing about atheist parenting — just announced his next book project. It’s one a lot of you may appreciate: [Read more...]

Woman Brutally Murdered in Papua New Guinea After Being Accused of Sorcery

You may have already heard about this horrific story coming out of Papua New Guinea in which a six-year-old boy died after being sick… and his relatives not only blamed 20-year-old Kepari Leniata for committing the crime, they accused her of sorcery and burned her alive. [Read more...]

FFRF and ACLU of Ohio Sue School District Over Middle School’s Giant Portrait of Jesus

You may remember Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio and the giant portrait of Jesus hanging on its walls:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation had lodged a complaint with the school — but the school board decided last month to stand firm in their disregard for the Constitution. They voted to let the portrait stay. [Read more...]


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