Is There a Market for Godless Merchandise?

Karen E. Klein at Bloomberg BusinessWeek asks whether businesses that court atheist consumers have any staying power, noting that we’re nothing compared to the Christian marketplace: Retailers who cater to evangelical Christians with items including books, apparel, gifts, and Bibles represent $4.63 billion annually, according to the Association for Christian Retail. Those who sell to [Read More...]

What Political Party Best Represents Atheists?

Correct answer: Not the Republicans. Obviously. Correct answer: Not the Democrats. Unfortunately. Correct answer: Whatever third party that you care about that no one else cares about. Back to the Democrats, though. They’re all about the inclusion of God in their platform (even if it’s mild) and the expansion of the office of faith-based initiatives. [Read More...]

Help Atheists Raise Money for Doctors Without Borders This Weekend

DPR Jones is conducting his annual fundraiser for Doctors without Borders this weekend on BlogTV (schedule here). You can also donate directly to the cause here. Or, if you feel lucky, you can bid on an assortment of atheist-y items on eBay. (My book’s in the mix!) Whatever you do, please help out! It’s a [Read More...]

Pew Forum Non-Shocker: The ‘Religiously Unaffiliated’ Lean Democratic

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life put together a slideshow explaining the trends between religious groups and political party identification. There’s nothing in it you couldn’t have predicted yourself, but here are a few of the highlights: The “Nones” need to be more like Black Protestants — we’re only about 2:1 in favor [Read More...]

After High School Teacher Defends Atheist and Gay Students, He Is Forced to Resign

Last February, Lenior City High School senior Krystal Myers wrote an article for the school newspaper called “No Rights: The Life of an Atheist.” The administrators refused to run it because they thought Myers’ exposing the Christian privilege in the school was too controversial. (The Knoxville News Sentinel later ran the full article on their [Read More...]


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