New Atheist Billboards Show a Smiling Santa Saying “Go Ahead and Skip Church!”

New billboards from American Atheists just went up in Raleigh, North Carolina and Colorado Springs, Colorado — two cities known for their religiosity.

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Students Heckled Ex-Muslim During Talk; Now, They Want the Video Removed from YouTube

Last week, activist Maryam Namazie gave a speech at Goldsmiths, University of London, during which she was heckled by students from the school’s Islamic Society (who were, in turn, supported by the school’s Feminist Society and LGBTQ+ Society). They couldn’t handle her criticism of their bad ideas. You can see just how awful it all was in the video below, specifically at the 14:40 and 35:20 marks.

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New Report Says Britain is No Longer a Christian Nation and Must Reflect That In Its Policies

For the past two years, the “Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life” has been putting together a report on the proper role of religious in society. The 19-member committee, which included Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association, was to make policy recommendations as well.

They issued their final report today, and it’s causing massive headaches for those who thrive on Christian privilege.

The report (which wasn’t available in full at the time I wrote this) makes clear that Britain is no longer a Christian country in any meaningful sense and should be systematically de-Christianized:

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I Assume They Had Devil’s Food Cake for Dessert

Don’t you hate it when your new girlfriend’s parents turn out to be super-religious?

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 84: Chaz Stevens, Atheist Provocateur

Our latest podcast guest is Chaz Stevens, an activist who’s especially passionate about the First Amendment.

Stevens is an activist who’s especially passionate about the First Amendment. In response to a Nativity scene in the Florida Capitol Building last year, he put up an 8-foot-tall Festivus pole made of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans. This year, he’s attempting something similar with a 6-foot pole covered in rainbow colors.

He has also been requesting to deliver invocations as a Satanist, forcing several city councils to abandon the prayer practice altogether.

I spoke with him about what a Satanist invocation would look like if he ever got to deliver one, why he prefers an over-the-top approach, and what he hopes to accomplish with his activism.

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