Raising Awareness That Atheists Can’t Hold Public Office in All States

People are still talking about Asheville, North Carolina city councilperson Cecil Bothwell and the recent consciousness-raising of the fact that several states technically forbid atheists from holding public office. In Bothwell’s case, the state constitution says his atheism prevents him from holding his seat, but the U.S. Constitution says otherwise. (The U.S. Constitution trumps the [Read More...]

How Was Your Dating Life Different When You Were Religious?

Laura, the Redheaded Skeptic, used to be a fundamentalist Christian and a pastor’s wife before becoming an atheist. On her excellent site, she talks about the first journal entry she wrote after meeting the man who would later become her pastor husband (whom she has since left). Specifically, she mentions a list of goals she [Read More...]

New Solstice Display Goes Up in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Triangle Freethought Society put up a display in Moore Square in Raleigh, North Carolina earlier today to counterbalance a Christian nativity scene in the same area. “While we support the freedom of religion and the right to free speech, we feel strongly that if the city of Raleigh is going to allow an overtly [Read More...]

FFRF Co-Presidents Profiled in Paper

There’s a wonderful feature-length article by Ann Grauvogl in The Daily Page about Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, the co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation: For Gaylor, being at the helm of an advocacy group for nonbelievers is hard work, and she often feels marginalized and demoralized. She cites a Minnesota poll showing [Read More...]

Dining-Room Table Cthulhu

If Jesus can appear on an iron, then reader AnonyMouse would like you all to know that Cthulhu appeared on her dining room table just last week. I see the resemblance: I think there’s also a dash of the Flying Spaghetti Monster thrown in there. It’s like a hybrid of freakish awesomeness. [Read more...]


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