What’s Really the Bigger Deal?

Blow up a school for girls? No one pays attention. Burn a Koran? Now, that’s blasphemy. So say Jesus and Mo: It’s true — too many religious people make a way bigger deal about the desecration of holy books and crackers than they do about the desecration of human beings in those religious environments. [Read more...]


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Can an Atheist Run for President?

Simone Pathe, a student at Bates College, has a nice article about being an atheist that starts off with a hurtful truth: By publishing this article on the internet I am probably eliminating any shot I ever had at being elected President of the United States. I’m not too concerned because living in the White [Read More...]


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Lars Vilks Will Finish His Lecture Next Week

You may remember the name Lars Vilks — he’s the Swedish artist who was at the center of controversy in 2007 because he drew the Islamic prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body. You can read more about those pictures here. A few months ago, Vilks spoke at Uppsala University in Sweden and this is what [Read More...]


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Remembering Madalyn Murray O’Hair, 15 Years Later

It was this day 15 years ago when Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the most famous atheist of her time, was murdered by a former employee. It’s hard to find people these days who have anything nice to say about her. For all she did — like getting mandatory prayer out of public school — she was [Read More...]


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Why Are Atheists/Agnostics the Most Religiously Literate Groups?

When a new survey that showcases atheists in a good or bad light is released, we’re all writing about it somewhere or another. After the Pew Forum’s recent study on US Religious Knowledge showed that atheists scored higher on basic religious literacy than any faith group, there are a lot of responses out there from [Read More...]


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