Springfield Area Freethinkers Will Put Up Atheist Sign in Illinois State Capitol Rotunda

If you’re in the Springfield, Illinois area tomorrow afternoon, the Springfield Area Freethinkers are putting up the following sign in the Capitol Rotunda at 3:00p!

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Dave Silverman Talks to Sean Hannity About the Atheist Billboard in Times Square

Earlier tonight, Dave Silverman appeared on Sean Hannity‘s show on FOX News Channel (in a taped interview):

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American Atheists is Suing the IRS, Claiming That It Gives Preferential Treatment to Religious Groups

The IRS loves churches.

How do I know this? On Pulpit Freedom Sunday back in October, more than 1,500 churches openly defied the law and endorsed a candidate for President. The IRS sat back and did nothing about it. Why? Bureaucracy. There was no one in the office who had the authority to initiate the audits, they said. It didn’t sound like they were in a rush to find someone to fill that position, either… [Read more...]

Atheist Banner in Pennsylvania Taken Down and Replaced with an American Flag

Yesterday, Justin Vacula put up the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Winter Solstice banner in Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square (Pennsylvania):

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Is There Really a ‘Christmas Schism’ in the Atheist Movement?

CNN’s Dan Merica has a story on the atheist divide over Christmas and how we ought to respond to it:

Some atheist activists are trying to seize the holidays as a time to build bridges with faith groups, while other active unbelievers increasingly see Christmas as a central front in the war on religious faith. With the dramatic growth of the nonreligious in the last few decades, more atheist leaders are emerging as spokespeople for atheism, but the Christmas rift speaks to growing disagreement over how atheists should treat religion.

Specifically, he focuses on two people and their approaches: Dave Silverman and Greg Epstein:

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