An Atheist’s Guide to Mortality

Kirk Israel has written what he calls the “Skeptical Nerd’s Guide to Your Own Mortality.” The entire thing is online (with illustrations by UK artist James Harvey) at the chuckle-worthy website SoYoureGoingToDie.com:

I’d love to see this turned into a physical book!

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A Discussion Between Atheists and Mormons: Exposing Myths and Dispelling Stereotypes

As a prelude to the American Atheists National Convention taking place this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, a panel discussion was held Wednesday night between atheists Dave Silverman and author Joanne Hanks and Mormon authors Drs. J. B. Haws and Richard Holzapfel:



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Someone’s Been Messing with Westboro Baptist Church on Google Maps…

I don’t know which one of you is messing with Google Maps, but I have to admit these labels in Topeka, Kansas are pretty accurate:

(Thanks to @JakeBe5 for the link!)

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Ellery Schempp, Who Helped Put a Stop to Bible Readings in Public Schools, Applauds Ayaan Hirsi Ali for Her Courage

This is a guest post by Ellery Schempp. Ellery’s protest against mandatory Bible readings at his public school played a pivotal role leading to the Supreme Court’s 1963 decision to end the practice.

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Last week, Brandeis University offered an honorary doctorate to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and then quickly rescinded it when Muslim groups complained. Among other responses, I particularly enjoyed American Atheists’ President David Silverman‘s open letter to the school’s president, in which he stated he was “ashamed of [his] association with Brandeis University.”

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In Downtown Chicago, a Catholic Group’s Easter Display Has Some Godless Company

If were to walk around Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, you might see a giant 14-foot cross and image of Jesus put up by a Christian group:

It’s legal. They requested and received permission to do it.

But that means everyone else gets to join in the fun! Which is why the Metropolitan Chicago chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation put up its own display yesterday:



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