Portland Atheist Bus Ads Go Up

There’s a new addition to the atheist advertisement club: the Portland Coalition of Reason! These words are part of a coordinated multi-organizational advertising campaign designed to raise awareness about people who don’t believe in a god. The King Size ad appears on ten buses traveling throughout the city. Their appearance will continue for at least [Read More...]

Ask Richard: An Atheist Considering Becoming An Anglican Minister

Dear Richard, I am a great admirer of the eloquent yet simple advice you give on Friendly Atheist. I have been “out” as an atheist for about one year now. I work in a Divinity Faculty, where I am surrounded by liberal, thoughtful, sophisticated religious believers, and recently I have been having thoughts about becoming [Read More...]

High Schooler Gets in Trouble After Not Standing for the Pledge of Allegiance

Inspired by 10-year-old Will Phillips‘ refusal to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, a slightly-older commenter said this: I am a High School student in Alaska. For years, I have stood up, but not recited the pledge. My reasons being some quite similar to Will Phillips’. When asked why I don’t recite the pledge, I [Read More...]

Secular Student Alliance Introduction Video

Several months ago, Dano Johnson (the director of the wonderful, animated version of Flatland) and I began to talk about making a video in support of the Secular Student Alliance. He volunteered his services at no charge and stuck with us even when we requested changes late in the game. I’ll spare you all the [Read More...]

Will Phillips Interviewed on CNN

Will Phillips — the 10-year-old boy who won’t stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance because there is no “justice for all” for the GLBT community and so many others — was interviewed on CNN today. What an awesome kid. His parents are just setting the bar high for the rest of us who want [Read More...]