An Atheist Picnic in Ohio

The Mid-Ohio Atheists are sponsoring a statewide picnic on Sunday, July 21st for atheists and the (non-proselytizing) general public.

I assume the signs they put up will look something like this:

They’re also running a contest to benefit a local homeless shelter:

A representative of Harmony House said what they need the most, and what most people don’t think to donate, is toilet paper, trash bags, and paper towels. So, the contest winner will be the one that brings the most of those three items. You can donate other things as well, but the contest will be decided on only the amount of toilet paper, trash bags, and paper towels that you bring. Prizes will be admission to the Great Lakes Atheists Convention in August, tee shirts, buttons, and pens.

If you can make it, you’ll be able to meet some great local activists while helping out a worthy cause. All the details are here! [Read more...]

Edward Tarte Hits a YouTube Milestone

Our friend and former Catholic priest Edward Tarte is still on YouTube and he just hit a major milestone: He recently posted his 1200th video:

Anyone who’s seen his math challenges, piano clips, or atheism-related talks knows how much passion he brings to his videos and how honest he is when talking about his past.

Congratulations, Edward! Here’s to many more. [Read more...]

Atheists Featured on North Carolina’s Light the Night Walk Handbook

The Foundation Beyond Belief blog reports some really cool news: The Triangle Freethought Society is featured on the cover of North Carolina’s Light the Night campaign handbook, representing all of us who walked during an event last year:

The caption reads “FBB 2012 Top non corporate team in the country.”

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The Pope’s First Day at Work

It’s hard out there for a Pope:

(Thanks to Ed for the link!) [Read more...]

After Initially Being Denied U.S. Citizenship Because of Her Atheism, Margaret Doughty’s Application Has Been Approved

Just a few days ago, we heard about how 64-year-old Margaret Doughty was being denied citizenship in America because she was an atheist.

There’s finally good news to report:

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