Friendly Atheist Contest #40: How Obama Will Reach Out to Atheists

Last time, I ran this contest: Barack Obama has taken a presidential oath without a Bible. He mentioned non-believers in his Inaugural Address. In what way will President Obama reach out to atheists next? Here are the Top 3 answers (with submitters): 3| In an effort to balance faith-based initiatives, becomes eligible for federal [Read More...]

Can Atheists Be Conscientious Objectors?

The latest issue of The Humanist has an incredible article by Karen Frantz about army specialist Agustin Aguayo. Aguayo is an “agnostic who believe[s] in a higher power.” During his army training, he realized he could not kill someone even in the case of war: During his training in arms and military operations he began [Read More...]

They’re Fetally Nutritious

I would just like to point out that I am not the only person who feels this way about babies. I did think the protein count would be higher, though… (Thanks to Nick for the link!) [Read more...]

Not a Good Omen?

Italy’s first atheist bus is on the road! Intermittently, it seems. This can’t be a good sign: ”By pure chance,” a member of the Italian atheists association said wryly, ”the vehicle left the depot bright and early but had to go straight back because of a ‘curious’ problem with the batteries”. … After repairs the [Read More...]

I Read the First Chapter of Ray Comfort’s New Book So You Don’t Have To

Bananaman and Crocoduck-proponent Ray Comfort’s has a new book out: You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think. I read through the first chapter on Amazon. I’m sure you can’t wait to read some excerpts: When someone becomes a Christian, he immediately cares about those around him. He cares about [Read More...]