Tree of Knowledge Video Footage

Filmmaker Gregory Walsh shot the following video last week as the Tree of Knowledge went up in Philadelphia. Very well-made, I think. It’s part of his upcoming documentary on atheism. (Walsh also interviewed me for the film a while back.) [Read more...]

South Carolina “I Believe” Plates Halted

South Carolina’s “I Believe” license plates (shown in a mockup above) are not going to issued in the state, thanks to an injunction by a district judge. In a five-page order, [Judge Cameron McGowan] Currie said she issued the injunction because federal courts would likely find the law that created the plates a gross violation [Read More...]

Would You Help Restore a Nativity Scene?

Admit it: for a few minutes when you knew the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s atheist sign in Olympia, Washington was stolen, you were angry. People could disagree with it — maybe even get offended by it — but to the point that they would steal it? How “Christian” of them. Then the sign was recovered [Read More...]

There is Now a Christmas Tree at the UNC Library

Last week, I mentioned that the librarians at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill decided not to put up Christmas trees in its libraries. It was the right decision. I’ll admit having trees would be less egregious than a full-blown Nativity Scene, but the sentiment was a good one — let’s be inclusive to all [Read More...]

The Culture War Will Stop. After the Menorah.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s atheist plaque in the Olympia, Washington Capitol building has inspired so many other people to apply for their own private displays to be placed alongside the others, that state officials have put a moratorium on all further displays: The ban will remain in effect until the Department of General Administration [Read More...]