Atheist Groups Get Positive Press in Texas and Kansas

There was a nice article in the Dallas Morning News on Friday about Terry McDonald, chairman of the Metroplex Atheists. “When you tell someone you’re not a theist, it’s like saying I’m taking the issue that is closest to them and discrediting it,” said McDonald, chairman of Metroplex Atheists. The stigma attached to atheism, be [Read More...]

Newsweek: The End of Christian America

The echoes of the ARIS survey findings are still being heard. In a Newsweek article titled “The End of Christian America,” Jon Meacham talks about how power is shifting away from the Religious Right. Before we get to the article, though, let’s talk about this cover: It’s complete exaggeration, similar to the overblown Time cover [Read More...]

What Would You Do with 72 Virgins?

Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen riffs on the Islamic notion of martyrs receiving 72 virgins in the afterlife… and the idea that you might actually get something else: (Thanks to Ashley for the link!) [Read more...]

Afghan Women Forced By Law to Have Sex

Afghanistan women are far from getting equal rights. This new law doesn’t help — it would apply to the Shia minority: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has just signed a law that forces women to obey their husbands’ sexual demands, keeps women from leaving the house — even for work or school — without a husband’s [Read More...]

Are Canadians Indifferent to the Atheist Ads?

A new poll suggests that Canadians are pretty apathetic when it comes to the atheist bus ads. The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey suggests Canadians are largely indifferent, although similar campaigns have sparked anger in Britain and parts of the United States. The poll found 32 per cent of respondents opposed the ads, 20 per cent [Read More...]