Does It Make Sense for Atheists to Pray?

I’ve known for a while that the percentage of people who pray doesn’t necessarily make sense given the percentage of people who are non-religious, but I always reconciled that discrepancy by reminding myself that a lot of non-religious people still believe in a higher power.

Now, the Washington Post‘s Michelle Boorstein profiles an atheist who prays to a fictional deity:

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New Jersey is Set to Award $11,000,000 in Taxpayer Money to Two Religious Schools, but This Lawsuit May Stop Them

Last November, the voters of New Jersey agreed to spend $750,000,000 (PDF) on construction projects at the state’s institutions of higher learning. Combined with other technology and infrastructure funds, that number later jumped to $1,300,000,000.

What we didn’t know was which schools would get how much money.

Last month, Governor Chris Christie’s administration proposed a list of 176 projects at 46 different universities.

The problem was that two of the universities, slated to receive $11,000,000 in taxpayer-approved money in total, were religious:

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Can You Be Moral Without God?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Can you be moral without God?

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Video of the Atheists vs. Christians Volleyball Game in Kansas City

The other day, I posted about how the Kansas City Atheist Coalition would complete against members of the Abundant Life Baptist Church over the weekend in a volleyball match (with all proceeds going to a worthy cause):

Well, Sally Morrow of the Religion News Service was there for the event and captured this great video:

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FFRF Runs Ad in New York Times Opposing Atheist Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America

In yesterday’s New York Times, the Freedom From Religion Foundation ran a quarter-page ad opposing the exclusion of atheists by the Boy Scouts of America:

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