In the Middle East, Some Atheists Fake-Fast During Ramadan To Avoid Detection

We know it’s not easy to be an atheist in the Middle East. In Saudi Arabia, for example, vocal atheism is on par with terrorism. But I didn’t realize to what extent atheists are trying to avoid detection.

According to a report at Vocativ by Inna Lazareva and Noam Binshtok, some atheists are even fasting during Ramadan just so no one will catch on.



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Humanist Group to Hold Congressional Briefing on the Need for Non-Religious Military Chaplains

On Tuesday, July 22, the American Humanist Association will hold a congressional briefing about the need for Humanist chaplains in the military. Speakers include Jason Torpy (President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers), Stephen Boyd (retired colonel and military chaplain), and Major Ryan Jean (current military member).



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It’s Basic Christianity, People!

I guess conservative Christians really are following the Bible

Cartoonist Matt Bors has plenty more of what Jesus said at Medium.

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This Atheist Provides a Constant Rebuttal to Local Street Preachers

Ben McCanna, writing for The Forecaster, has a wonderful article about an atheist in Portland, Maine who offers a daily counterpoint to local street preachers:




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New Crime Drama Show Will Feature Episode About Murdered Founder of American Atheists

Investigation Discovery is the crime-porn channel that’s home to shows like Ice Cold Killers (about crimes in Alaska), Wives with Knives (about women who kill their partners), Blood Relatives (about people who kill relatives), and Southern Fried Homicide (take a wild guess).

Soon, it’ll premiere a series called Vanity Fair Confidential about crime scandals that were covered in the pages of the magazine.

Check out the focus of one of the first episodes:

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