Remembering the Bangladeshi Bloggers Killed for Their Criticism of Religion

One of the most significant stories of 2015 was the death of several Bangladeshi atheists (and people connected to them) by Islamic radicals.

The Dissident blog — a product of the Swedish PEN society — has a collection of articles, poetry, and illustrations relating to the murders in a special issue:

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To Show Solidarity with Muslims, I Spent a Day at a Local Mosque

After the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, followed by Donald Trump‘s inflammatory speech on the aircraft carrier Yorktown near my home in Charleston, South Carolina, my wife Sharon and I wanted to do something to counter some of the unfair anti-Muslim sentiment in our state and country. So we made an appointment to stop at the local mosque and say how pleased we are to live in the same community with Muslims.

Waiting to greet us were the imam and three other leaders, and they appreciated our taking the time to stop by. I mentioned that atheists are also sometimes demonized, and it’s important for those of all faiths and none to find common ground and work together.

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Well Played, Steve Harvey

He’s still a homophobe who doesn’t understand science and who thinks dating atheists is a huge red flag, but at least Steve Harvey can make fun of himself:

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Someone Said “Merry Christmas” To Me

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how someone said “Merry Christmas” to me.

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Atheist Group Puts Up “Peace on Earth” Display in California Park

In Temecula, California, at Duck Pond Park, you’ll find a menorah, Nativity scene, and Christmas tree. They’ve been up there every winter for several years. And this year, they got a brand new addition from the Temecula Valley Atheists:

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