Atheist Adopt-A-Highway Signs in Texas Riddled with Bullets

While we’re talking about the Orange County Atheists of Texas, you may recall that the group began taking part in the Adopt-a-Highway program back in October. But within two weeks of their official signs going up on the road, they were vandalized. Someone had painted “I <3 God" and "I <3 Christ" over them.

The signs were eventually replaced, but the issue was serious enough that the group actually raised money to purchase cameras to catch future acts of vandalism.

Over the weekend, as members went to go install those cameras, they noticed that their new signs had also been ruined. This time, there were bullet holes in them:

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Instead of Letting Atheist Banner Go Up, Orange (TX) Officials Take City Hall Nativity Scene Down

Because their city hall had a Nativity scene out front, the Orange County Atheists of Texas decided it was only fair to request a display of their own. It was a simple banner that said “Happy Holidays” (regardless of what anyone believed):

Turns out that peace coexistence was out of the question. Instead of letting the banner go up, perhaps giving the atheists a sort of symbolic victory, city officials decided they’d rather just take down the Nativity.

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New York Times Two-Page Ad Honors “Three Wiser Men” Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights

Today’s New York Times includes a two-page spread from the Freedom From Religion Foundation honoring the “Three Wiser Men” who gave us the Bill of Rights. It comes on the 224th anniversary of the Bill of Rights’ ratification in 1791.



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In Honor of Christopher Hitchens, Four Years Later

Four years after his death, the loss of Christopher Hitchens is still felt by many atheists.

In a time when Republican candidates will say damn near anything to get support from the toxic Religious Right, when fundamentalist Islam is creating havoc on an international scale, and when critical thinking is severely underrated, Hitchens’ take-no-prisoners approach to religion that seemed so radical at one time is sorely missed today.

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We Shouldn’t Say the Bible is a 2,000-Year-Old Book

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why we should stop saying the Bible is a 2,000-year-old book.



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