Is Jesus Getting in the Way of Your Relationship?

Natasha Scripture — who, despite her name, isn’t very religious — wonders whether her boyfriend’s faith ought to be a dealbreaker for her: When I first told my friends I was dating an actual Christian, they were all uppity about it: “Well, you have to respect someone’s religious views.” But when I mentioned he was [Read More...]

A Super Bowl Sunday Ad You Won’t See During the Game

American Atheists will have a plane fly a banner over Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon, hoping to get the attention of tailgaters… and the media: The banner will read “Football beats church anytime – atheists.org.” The banner is scheduled to be in the air from 9:30-11:30 AM local time. Dave Silverman, President [Read More...]

‘Atheism is Religion Like Abstinence is a Sex Position’

On Real Time last night, Bill Maher responded to Alain de Botton‘s claim that atheists ought to create temples (without actually saying his name or the temple idea) by ranting about how atheism is nothing like a religion: “We’re not two sides of the same coin, and you don’t get to put your unreason up [Read More...]

State Congressperson Debates Dan Barker on ‘Year of the Bible’ Resolution

Pennsylvania State Rep. Rick Saccone recently introduced House Resolution 535, declaring 2012 the “Year of the Bible” in the state. Recently, Ernest Perce had Saccone on his show, “The Atheist’s Perspective on News and Events.” He also brought on FFRF’s Dan Barker You *know* that debate was all sorts of heated… I haven’t had a [Read More...]

Florida Senate Bill 98 Would Allow Graduation Prayers at Public Schools

In Florida, Senate Bill 98 would give school boards permission to allow “an inspirational message to be delivered by students at a student assembly.” In other words, instead of banning such practices outright, this bill would allow a school to let students vote on whether or not a prayer could be delivered at a graduation. [Read More...]


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