What Do Atheists Live For? To Learn More, Says Martin Wagner

Martin Wagner, one of the co-hosts of The Atheist Experience, filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life. In the segment below, Wagner talks about the importance of discovery and how that makes life worth living even when you don’t believe in a god: [Read More…]

Phyllis Schlafly: Obama Wants to Make This a Godless Nation

You know how President Obama has given millions of dollars to religious groups? You know how he invited Pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation address at his inauguration? You know how he urged the Democrats to put the word “God” back into the party’s platform? You know how he speaks at the National Prayer [Read More…]

Black Pastors Voice Support for Marriage Equality in Maryland

Remember how, back in August, the Coalition of African-American Pastors held a press conference to announce their opposition to same-sex marriage? (After reporter Jamila Bey asked Rev. William Owens about God’s position on polygamy, he asked to have her removed from the room.) On Friday, a different group of African-American pastors — including Rev. Al [Read More…]

Kansas City Atheist Billboards Argue for ‘Godless Government Now!’

In anticipation of the upcoming Kansas City Regional Atheist Meeting, the Kansas City Atheist Coalition has put up two identical billboards in the city reading “Godless Government Now!”: “Our convention is intended to unite people who are concerned that religious fundamentalism in government will seriously harm public education, science policy, women’s rights, gay rights and [Read More…]

Iran Bans Women From 77 Different College Majors

In Iran, more than 30 universities have banned women from taking classes in 77 different subjects. Why? Just because. So stop questioning the judgment of the religious leaders. Heathen. No official reason has been given for the restrictions to courses… Banned courses include nuclear physics, computer science and English literature. The US-based Human Rights Watch [Read More…]