Friendly Atheist Contest #35: What Events Are Atheists Not Invited To?

Last time, I ran this contest: Atheists were not invited to the Democratic National Convention’s Interfaith Gathering. What other events are atheists not being invited to? Why not? Here are the Top 3 events (with submitters): 3| Ecuador’s 11th Annual Curved Yellow Fruit Enthusiast Convention: too many atheist attendees experiencing horrendous nightmares. (Anthony) 2| Baby [Read More...]

Only Because You Were Wondering

I know you stay up late at night asking: What religion is Amy Winehouse? You can go to bed now. She’s a Buddhist. A source said: “One of her musicians introduced Amy to Buddhist chanting. She chants for ten minutes in the mornings and just before she sleeps. “Amy has also been watching the interview [Read More...]


Adding to the Bristol Palin onslaught, I know. But I found the picture funny. That is all. (via Reddit) [Read more...]

Getting De-Baptized (For Real)

In Italy, a group called the Italian Union of Rationalists and Agnostics (UAAR) has taken it upon themselves to help people get debaptized. As I wrote last year, “If you’re Catholic, you need to send the Church a formal letter (the ‘actus defectionis’) in order to officially leave the faith.” A sample copy of this [Read More...]

Reactions to Sarah Palin’s Unwed, Underage Daughter’s Child

The Christianity Today Blog discussed conservative Evangelical Christian reactions to the news of Bristol Palin‘s pregnancy. It seems all the Religious Right leaders are supporting Palin and her family. Here’s James Dobson, for instance: “Being a Christian does not mean you’re perfect. Nor does it mean your children are perfect. But it does mean there [Read More...]