Relay For Life Controversy Discussed on Ask An Atheist Podcast

Todd Stiefel and I appeared on the Ask An Atheist podcast over the weekend to talk about the American Cancer Society’s rejection of an atheist National Relay For Life team. You can listen to the podcast here. Thanks to Sam, Mike, and Scott for helping publicize this story! [Read more...]

Atheists Doing Volunteer Work

I don’t have a better title for this. There’s just a lot of it going on lately. The Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison cleaned up garbage on State Street on Sunday. Why? No special reason. They’re just that awesome and they knew no one else was stepping up to do [Read More...]

Sean Faircloth Talks About His New Book

Sean Faircloth‘s new book Attack of the Theocrats! won’t be out in hardcover until February, but the Kindle version is already available! Sean just released a promotional video about it: He’s been the opening act during Richard Dawkins‘ recent book tour and I suspect he’s getting crowds energized to vote as a secular bloc. If [Read More...]

A Follow-Up to the Halifax Transit Religious Ad

A few days ago, I posted about this ad seen on a Halifax, Nova Scotia bus: But weren’t religious ads banned? Wasn’t an atheist group rejected for their own ad campaign? Isn’t the transit authority breaking its own rules? Lori Patterson of the Metro Transit responded to reader Dorothy yesterday. (***Edit***: I spoke with a [Read More...]

A Successful Humanist Community in Boston

Over at Harvard, Humanist chaplain Greg Epstein has been hosting a series of Sunday gatherings featuring talks and discussions: At a recent meeting, Epstein and his acolytes — they included students and people whose college years were far behind them — shared plastic chairs in the chaplain’s modest office suite. There was a guest speaker, [Read More...]


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