Excuses Religious People Give for God’s Awful Behavior

August Berkshire is the atheist from Minnesota who wrote the really popular list of 34 Unconvincing Arguments for God, a list of arguments made by Christians which don’t hold a lot of water with atheists. His license plate also reads ATHEIST He has just come out with an updated and revised list of The Problem [Read More...]

The Gap Hates Christmas, Say Christians with Tunnel Vision

I mentioned a week ago that Liberty Counsel (a Christian group) put out their annual list of “Naughty & Nice” places to shop. “Naughty” were places that said things like “Happy Holidays.” “Nice” were placed that prominently displayed “Christmas” at the expense of everything else. The Gap is mentioned among the “Naughty” places. Gap – [Read More...]

Boy Scouts of America to Be Honored on a Stamp

The Boy Scouts of America will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service on a commemorative stamp to be released in the summer of 2010: I won’t be buying any of those, of course, because I don’t support groups that discriminate against atheists or gays. Unless… Is there any way to use this stamp against [Read More...]

Portland Atheist Bus Ads Go Up

There’s a new addition to the atheist advertisement club: the Portland Coalition of Reason! These words are part of a coordinated multi-organizational advertising campaign designed to raise awareness about people who don’t believe in a god. The King Size ad appears on ten buses traveling throughout the city. Their appearance will continue for at least [Read More...]

Ask Richard: An Atheist Considering Becoming An Anglican Minister

Dear Richard, I am a great admirer of the eloquent yet simple advice you give on Friendly Atheist. I have been “out” as an atheist for about one year now. I work in a Divinity Faculty, where I am surrounded by liberal, thoughtful, sophisticated religious believers, and recently I have been having thoughts about becoming [Read More...]


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