Does Reddit Hurt Atheism?

Derek Miller, the incoming president of the Illini Secular Student Alliance, gave a fascinating presentation at the 2012 Secular Student Alliance conference on perceptions of atheists in society and how to change them. In short, we know atheists have a bad reputation and we know the Internet has been a blessing (you know what I [Read More…]

Pat Robertson: When Gay People Bring Forth Babies from Their Butts, I’ll Rethink My Views on Homosexuality

The wisdom of Pat Robertson: You *know* The Daily Show will find a way to use the first few seconds of that video somewhere… (via Christian Nightmares) [Read more…]

Paul Ryan Earned an F on the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Scorecard

When the Secular Coalition for America released its 2011 Congressional Scorecard (PDF), Mitt Romney‘s just-announced running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, received a solid F: That made him one of 230 Republicans to receive a failing grade (5 earned Ds, 6 earned Cs, and none received anything higher). The one bright spot for Ryan was RC [Read More…]

Seen in St. Paul Tonight

The game featuring the Mr. Paul Aints minor league baseball team took place tonight. At the moment, they’re losing 2-0… so, um, say your prayers! American Atheists’ Dave Silverman threw out the first pitch. From what I hear, the ball *almost* made it to the plate. Guess he should stick to his day job [Read more…]

Arkansas Atheists: Even If It’s Unenforceable, the Constitution Still Says We Can’t Run for Office

We know there are a number of states that forbid atheists from running for public office. Those laws are unenforceable, but sometimes, pointing them out is a way to show people what atheists have had to overcome in the past several decades. The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers raised awareness of their own state Constitution’s “No [Read More…]