The 2013 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism Goes to…

The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Humanist Community at Harvard, the American Humanist Association, and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics.

The first year, the award went to Salman Rushdie. In the years to follow, it went to Greg Graffin (lead singer of Bad Religion), Joss Whedon, MythbustersAdam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and Stephen Fry.

Last year, author Mary Roach received the honor.

And this year, the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism will go to comedian and actor Eddie Izzard: [Read more...]

It Happens at Atheist Conferences, Too

Every. Single. Time.

(via PhD Comics) [Read more...]

Atheist Banner Vandal Has Been Charged with Criminal Mischief

Last month, Justin Vacula put up the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Winter Solstice banner in Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square (Pennsylvania):

That banner was hung high above the ground specifically so it wouldn’t get vandalized… but within a day, the banner was cut down and replaced with an American flag.

Not only did someone confess to the crime — there was videotaped evidence of it! [Read more...]

Writer Who Blasted Atheists on Popular Website Now Apologizes for It

Back in November, Charlie Jane Anders posted at io9 that atheists needed to read more science fiction because we were smug, arrogant people who have no respect for viewpoints other than our own.

Needless to say, I didn’t care much for those comments. [Read more...]

After Lengthy Battle, Supreme Court Declines Atheist’s Case, Rules in Favor of Illinois Politician to Give $20,000 to Christian Group

Last we heard from atheist activist Rob Sherman, he had filed a lawsuit after Illinois legislators gave $20,000 to the Friends of the Cross organization “for the purchase and installation of new exterior panels for the cross to replace existing panels that are missing, worn or rusted.”

In other words, Sherman was opposed to the state giving thousands of dollars to repair this:

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