Atheist Billboard Campaign in Brazil Aims to Change Stereotypes and Influence Elections

In 2011, the Associação Brasileira de Ateus e Agnósticos (Brazilian Association of Atheists and Agnostics) put up these incredible billboards around the country (forgive all my rough translations below):

“Religion does not define character” — Charlie Chaplin is described as someone who didn’t believe in god while Adolf Hitler is described as someone who did.

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Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain the Argument from Design

In the next video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty explains the Argument from Design — specifically, how certain objects have the order, purpose, and appearance of design, but are actually the products of evolution:

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It Was All Part of God’s Master Plan

Who really deserves the blame for the crucifixion…?

You can see the rest of the strip here :)

(via Far Left Side)

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Ep. 16: TAM2014: Dave Silverman & Comedians Paul Provenza, Kira Soltanovich, & Mike McShane

Our latest podcast guests are American Atheists’ Dave Silverman and comedians Paul Provenza, Kira Soltanovich, and Mike McShane.

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Three Christian Publications Reject Evangelical Group’s Ad Calling for a Conversation About Civil Marriage Equality

This week marked the launch of a welcome new group to the broader conversation about religion and marriage equality: Evangelicals for Marriage Equality:

As Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, we believe you can be a devout, Bible-believing evangelical and support the right of same-sex couples to be recognized by the government as married. Our commitment to following Christ leads us to speak out for equal treatment under the law for others — whether or not they share our religious convictions.

Good for them. They’re not saying evangelical churches should perform or recognize the marriages, only that the government should. You have to wonder why so many evangelical leaders have such a hard time getting behind that.

But organizers have already hit a problem. In order to publicize the group, they planned to purchase a full page ad (seen below) in three major Christian publications: Christianity Today, Relevant, and World Magazine.

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