Atheist Activist Taslima Nasrin Gets Criticized for Rejecting “Muslim” Label

Taslima Nasrin is one of those atheists who holds little back in her public criticism of religion, especially Islam. The Bangladeshi author has been threatened multiple times but she has continued to speak out in defense of women and freethought.

In an interview with The Hindu this week, she had this exchange with the reporter:

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FFRF Fires Another Lawsuit Against Indiana County That Wants to Display a Nativity Scene on Courthouse Grounds

Back in December, I wrote about a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.

The display is owned by the Town of Brookville and sat on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.

The defenders of the display kept clinging to the same old arguments as usual: It’s tradition. Just look away. Why do you hate Christmas?!

None of them wanted to address the legal issues.

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Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Paints “In God We Trust” on Patrol Cars, Then Flaunts It on Facebook

If you’re going to break the law, why would you flaunt it on Facebook?

The other day, I posted about the San Antonio Police Department and their “morning prayer.” Now, the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department in Mississippi has posted this image of a squad car:



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Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen Suggests Law Making Church Attendance Mandatory for Everyone

Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen (R) was discussing a bill Tuesday that would allow citizens to carry concealed weapons and bring them into public buildings.

Along the way, she decried the moral decay of our country and suggested offhand that the legislators should be considering another bill to fix that:



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The State of Atheism in America… from a Christian Perspective

The Barna Group is a research organization that focuses on questions of interest to the Christian world, and they just released a survey they did on people who haven’t gone to church in the past six months. They called them the “unchurched,” though we usually refer to them as the “Nones.” Most of them aren’t atheists, but they still want nothing to do with organized religion.

Barna’s overall findings won’t be a huge surprise for readers of this site, but they might cause panic for church leaders. We’re talking about a group that represents about 25% of adults. Also, our current demographics resemble their wish list. Just look at how Skeptics (which they define as atheists and Agnostics) have changed over the past 20 years:



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