It’s Incredible How Easy It Is for These New Zealand Politicians to Admit They Don’t Believe in God

The New Zealand Herald asked the leaders of the nation’s various political parties to give their thoughts on a variety of subjects, including whether or not they “have a God.”

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 15: Myq Kaplan, Comedian

Our latest podcast guest is comedian Myq Kaplan:



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American Humanist Association Launches Campaign Urging Students to Stay Seated During the Pledge of Allegiance

Last week, the American Humanist Association released the results of a poll they conducted about the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge. The poll showed that when people are told about the history of the phrase — how it was added to the Pledge in 1954 during the Cold War — more than a third of respondents supported removing the phrase.

The AHA is following up those results today with what’s sure to be a controversial national campaign. They’re urging students to remain seated during daily recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance to show solidarity with the non-religious people who are being discriminated against — and that means educating everyone about the history of “Under God.” The campaign includes bus ads in Washington, D.C. and New York City as well as 15-second ads on YouTube:



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Fargo Officials Have Spent More Than $120,000 of Taxpayer Money to Defend a Ten Commandments Monument

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a Ten Commandments monument in the city of Fargo, North Dakota.

It was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1958 and was the only religious monument of its kind on city property. Long story short, it remains there even after two separate legal challenges.

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An Open Records Request Revealed What Oklahoma Officials *Really* Think About the Satanic Temple’s Proposed Monument

Last December, the New York-based Satanic Temple made nationwide headlines when they said they wanted to donate a monument to be placed outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building, where a Ten Commandments monument already stood:

That was later followed by a request from a Hindu group that wanted to erect a monument of Lord Hanuman.

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