What Do Nontheists Believe in?

Dave Niose, author of the forthcoming book Nonbeliever Nation, weighs in on the things godless people do believe in (or at least tend to believe in): Everything since the Big Bang can be explained naturally We can only speculate about what “caused” the Big Bang Ethics do not require a God Religion is man-made The [Read More...]

Air Force Officials Rightly Remove God from Group’s Patch

The U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office patch used to look like: The motto is “Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus,” Latin for “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.” Except they’re not doing “God’s work.” I’ll be honest; I read the description of what the RCO does and it still doesn’t make much sense [Read More...]

Working on an Interfaith Project? Then Leave God at the Door

Here’s something that gets repeated a lot: Even though atheists fight against religion, there are plenty of opportunities to work with religious people toward common goals. Here’s something you don’t hear a lot, courtesy of Luke Gyure at WWJTD: Here’s the answer is to what theists and atheists can do together: secular work. If you’re [Read More...]

U.S. Army Major Wants Dog Tag to Say ‘Humanist’; Military Says No

U.S Army Major Ray Bradley calls himself a Humanist. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we know that’s not synonymous with “atheist.” It’s atheism + ethics. It’s what you’re for instead of what you’re against. And people who use the “Humanism” label feel it’s a more thorough description of who they are — atheist just [Read More...]

When Brother Jed Visits, Atheists Get the Last Laugh

When Brother Jed comes to your campus to preach his message of bigotry and hate, the best way to respond is to turn the attention away from him and onto you, and that’s what the Secular Student Alliance at Texas State University did yesterday: The Secular Student Alliance showed up in force brandishing signs reading [Read More...]