More Musicians Embrace Godlessness

Yesterday, I mentioned that Jazz bassist Ben Allison recently outed himself as an atheist. Apparently, he’s not the only musician taking that path. The band A.F.I. (A Fire Inside) has a new album coming out tomorrow titled “Crash Love.” One song on the album is titled “Sacrilege” and the lyrics allude to a pro-atheist stance: [Read More...]

Charlotte Music Festival Gives Proceeds to Dawkins Foundation… Complaints Ensue

***Update***: I made an error with the original posting. No band opted out of the festival; only sponsors did. The posting now reflects that. Sorry for any confusion … The Charlotte Pop Fest ’09 took place this weekend — it’s a music festival that featured the likes of The Smithereens, Jill Sobule, and several bands/singers [Read More...]

The Atheist Blogroll Hits 1,000?

Mojoey‘s atheist blogroll is about to hit 1,000! Is it significant? Absolutely. Say what you will about the quality of some of the blogs on that list, but it’s one barometer of the growth of the atheist blogosphere over the past few years. It tells the world that there are more and more people offering [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais Discusses Religion, Atheism, and The Invention of Lying

Ricky Gervais has been making the media rounds the past few weeks to talk about his new movie The Invention of Lying. In the movie, lying leads to, among other things, the invention of religion. So, Gervais has been talking about religion in many of the interviews he’s done: When [Gervais' character] Mark Bellison learns [Read More...]

Jazz Bassist Ben Allison Outs Himself As an Atheist

Ben Allison is a jazz bassist whose ninth album, Think Free, will be released in a couple weeks. What’s the deal with the album’s name? Allison explains: This is my “coming out” album. I’ve been living with a secret for quite a while. It’s something that most of my friends know about me but I’ve [Read More...]


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