After Kicking Out Atheist for Sitting During Pledge, Florida City Leaders May Change How It Opens Meetings

You may remember that Mayor John Rees, the leader of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), kicked atheist Joseph Richardson out of last week’s meeting after he refused to stand for the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:



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14 Commandments That God Forgot

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, offers 14 more Commandments:



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I’m Speaking in Illinois and Idaho This Month… Come Watch!

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be speaking at two public events about the experiences of young atheists. All the details are below. Both events are free (though donations to the organizations are always welcome)!



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Study Shows That More Religious Places Show Less Scientific Innovation (or When Religion Wins, Science Loses)

According to a recent paper by a Princeton economist and his colleagues, we can attach some numerical data to the battle between science and religion (or, rather, “patents per capita” versus how seriously the people there take religion):

Chris Mooney at Mother Jones explains:

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The Founding Father Who Began the Boston Tea Party Didn’t Believe in the Christian God

We know the Founding Fathers included a mix of Christians (of various stripes) and Deists. Now, a new book by Matthew Stewart, excerpted at Politico, explains that the latter category includes the man behind the Boston Tea Party, Dr. Thomas Young — literally, the original Tea Partier:



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