Atheists to Give Speeches at Pennsylvania’s State Capitol Building on 9/11

In Pennsylvania, the PA Nonbelievers have reserved space in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg this Sunday to hold their own 10th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11. Featured speakers include David Silverman, president of American Atheists, and Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. Silverman will address the actions [Read More…]

Humorous Australian Show Gets Ad Agencies to Promote Banning of Religion

The Australian TV show The Gruen Transfer include a segment called “The Pitch” during which advertising agencies compete to promote something radical (“Euthanize everyone over 80!”) and have a panel of experts judge their ads. Recently, one topic was so controversial that they had ad agencies declining the invite to appear on the show (and [Read More…]

The New Atheists, Ponies, and Alcohol

As Kelley Freeman showed us last month, the best way to make the Four Horsemen — Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett — appealing to women is to turn them into ponies.* Now, Kelley (of the Pastafarians at USC) and Katie Hartman (of the Missouri State branch of the Church of the [Read More…]

An Atheist Donates to a Catholic Group Because They Have the Infrastructure in Place to Help Others

I got an email from reader Keith that’s worth sharing: I live in Austin, Texas. We are currently within 30 miles of several major wildfires fueled by months of severe drought and a day or two of high winds (mercifully subsided). The last estimate I saw predicted 500 homes destroyed in Bastrop County alone. I [Read More…]

University of Alabama Atheist Group Won’t Let Damaged Chalkings Get In Their Way

It’s the beginning of the school year and a lot of campus atheist groups are chalking the sidewalks and sitting behind tables at organization fairs to sign up new members. The Alabama Atheists and Agnostics have been around for two years and they’ve actually had a good run at the school considering how conservative the [Read More…]


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