Ayaan Hirsi Ali: “I Have to Outlive a Generation… Whose Minds Have [Been] Contaminated with This Ideology”

In case you missed it last night, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the former Muslim whose friend Theo van Gogh was assassinated by Islamic radicals more than a decade ago, appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to speak about yesterday’s massacre:



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USA Today’s “Year in Defense” Publication Includes Full-Page Ad Honoring Military Atheists

If you look through USA Today‘s “Year in Defense” publication, there’s a full-page ad supporting atheists in foxholes (on page 71), courtesy of the Freedom From Religion Foundation:



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Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Got His Own Late Night Talk Show

The man you love to watch, whether he’s hosting Cosmos or appearing as a guest on Comedy Central, just got his own late night talk show.

Neil deGrasse Tyson will premiere Star Talk (based on his podcast of the same name) on the National Geographic Channel beginning this April:



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Help Out Some Folks Doing Research on Atheists

Here’s the information:

Professor Catherine Caldwell-Harris of Boston University, and graduate student Thomas J. Coleman III of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, invite you to participate in an online survey on how personality and cognitive styles might influence religious belief and attributions of intentionality. The study is open to atheists, theists, and anyone who might consider themselves ‘in-between’. You must be 18 years or older to participate. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes.

If you’re interested and able to help, the link to the survey is here.

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Newspaper Reader Complains About Atheism Story in Religion Section

I love letters to the editor because they often showcase the ignorance of the community, and Ann Ludlow’s letter in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is a perfect example.

She’s very unhappy that the Religion section covered the announcement from Ryan Bell that he no longer believes in God:



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