Atheists and the 9/11 Cross

***Update***: On Monday, July 25th, American Atheists and select individuals filed a complaint (PDF) against people involved with the WTC memorial. The lawsuit has begun… … Days after 9/11, in the middle of all the rubble, there were steel beams from the World Trade Center everywhere. Some of that debris looked like a Christian Cross [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins Drops His Lawsuit Against Former Employee

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on the lawsuit between the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and former employee Josh Timonen. In short: RDFRS was accusing Timonen of “embezzling $375,000″ from the charity. Latest news? Dawkins has dropped his suit. His lawyer claims it was just too costly to keep it [Read More...]

Win a Copy of The Christian Delusion by John W. Loftus

John W. Loftus recently edited a book called The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails (Prometheus Books, 2011). It includes a number of essays, written by scholars, all debunking Christianity as we know it. Loftus has offered to give away a copy of the book to one lucky reader. Details on that below. First, a couple [Read More...]

Every Fair Needs a Freak Show…

If you’re visiting the Dane County Fair in Madison, Wisconsin today, keep your eye out for Mary Weigand, who has a special booth set up: The part-time nurse from West Bend seeks to convince people that the universe is only 6,000 years old and that Charles Darwin was wrong. Her booth proclaims Christianity and evolution [Read More...]

What Can We Do To Help High School Atheists?

Jessica Ahlquist, the student who is leading the charge to take down a religious banner hanging in her high school, has some inspirational words about how her life has changed over the past year: When all of this started, everything changed. I went from being afraid to even tell people I was an atheist to [Read More...]