Does God Really Prefer ‘Kind Atheists Over Hateful Christians’?

No. Because god doesn’t exist. *Point for atheists.* … That’s the message on the church sign outside Rose City Park United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon. It’s getting a lot of press, too. “It is my hope from our little sign board in Portland, Oregon that perhaps some good discussion will take place among those [Read More…]

More Background on Patrick Greene, the Atheist-Activist-Turned-Christian

Hemant Mehta covered Patrick Greene earlier, prior to new information that has come to light. … The headline goes “Patrick Greene, Longtime Atheist, Announces Conversion to Christianity”. Hmm… what is this new lock-tight argument for Christianity that has converted an atheist? Apparently a few hundred dollars in donations to help him with his vision made [Read More…]

A Connection Between Shawshank Redemption and Atheism

Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie ever. I’ve seen it several times and could quote entire scenes to you. And yet, I never noticed the connection between Brooks (the elderly inmate) and atheism until I read it at Talking Liberty: Forget Brooks’ age. Forget his gender. Forget the literal setting. Brooks is a metaphor of [Read More…]

School Tries (and Fails) to Take ‘God’ Out of ‘God Bless the USA’

Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham, Massachusetts recently decided to change the way they sing Lee Greenwood‘s “God Bless the USA” at their pep assemblies. First thought: Good! What an awful song. First, there’s the bad grammar… And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. Greenwood apparently lives in [Read More…]

‘Are You An Atheist?’ Billboard Goes Up in Tallahassee

Check out the new billboard up in Tallahassee, Florida: The Tallahassee Atheists meet every Sunday morning in case you’d like to attend a meeting. More information is on their Facebook page! No press coverage for the ad yet, but I’m sure that’ll come soon… (via @TallyAtheists) [Read more…]