To Show Solidarity with Muslims, I Spent a Day at a Local Mosque

After the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, followed by Donald Trump‘s inflammatory speech on the aircraft carrier Yorktown near my home in Charleston, South Carolina, my wife Sharon and I wanted to do something to counter some of the unfair anti-Muslim sentiment in our state and country. So we made an appointment to stop at the local mosque and say how pleased we are to live in the same community with Muslims.

Waiting to greet us were the imam and three other leaders, and they appreciated our taking the time to stop by. I mentioned that atheists are also sometimes demonized, and it’s important for those of all faiths and none to find common ground and work together.

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Well Played, Steve Harvey

He’s still a homophobe who doesn’t understand science and who thinks dating atheists is a huge red flag, but at least Steve Harvey can make fun of himself:

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Someone Said “Merry Christmas” To Me

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how someone said “Merry Christmas” to me.

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Atheist Group Puts Up “Peace on Earth” Display in California Park

In Temecula, California, at Duck Pond Park, you’ll find a menorah, Nativity scene, and Christmas tree. They’ve been up there every winter for several years. And this year, they got a brand new addition from the Temecula Valley Atheists:

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Thanks to Ted Cruz, a Ceremony Ending with “Hail Satan” Took Place at the Michigan State Capitol

Because the supporters of Ted Cruz held a “live Nativity” on the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol earlier this month, the door was open for any group to stage a live demonstration!

That’s why The Satanic Temple held the “nation’s first state-sanctioned Satanic Ceremony in history” in the same space on Saturday night. The main speech, given by the Temple’s Detroit director Jex Blackmore, ended with a call for everyone to “Hail Satan.” A Judas Priest song closed the event as two men made out on the Capitol steps.

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