Richard Dawkins in Chicago

For those of you who didn’t get tickets to next week’s Atheist Alliance International convention, but still want to hear Richard Dawkins speak, just hop on over to Chicago in a couple weeks. Dawkins will be at the University of Chicago’s International House on Thursday night, October 4th to talk about The God Delusion. More [Read More...]

Humanist Symposium #8

The Humanist Symposium can be found this week at Elliptica. Go read it! The next HS is at Greta Christina’s Blog in three weeks. Submit your entries here! [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

They Can’t Get Married (and They’re Straight!)

Mary Jo Knelly and David Huggins-Daines have their wedding next Saturday, September 29th. They requested a marriage license last month. Specifically, they wanted to be married without an officiant (i.e. a priest). Their request was denied by Timothy W. Finnerty, the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Register of Wills Solicitor. … According to Pennsylvania law, Finnerty wrote, [Read More...]

Atheists’ Home Vandalized

Perhaps in response to Rob Sherman‘s atheist activism or his daughter’s recent (successful) campaign to get God Bless America off of the Homecoming Dance song list at her high school, the family evoked a response from the suburban Chicago community. Their home was vandalized Friday night: … with eggs tossed at the house and cars, [Read More...]

Non-Religious Congressman Pete Stark at Harvard

California congressman Pete Stark spoke at Harvard a couple nights ago, his first remarks about his non-belief since the Secular Coalition for America‘s contest. He received the Humanist of the Year award from Harvard’s humanist chaplaincy: In the picture, Stark (right) shakes the hand of SCA’s president, Herb Silverman. The Boston Globe has a summary [Read More...]