Starting a College Atheist Club in 20 Steps

Reading so many stories about religious or conservative colleges resisting the approval of an atheist club, I noticed what seems to be a pattern of 20 steps: Club applies to college Administration for approval. Silence for several weeks. Club inquires about application. Admin. says the deadline has passed for this semester. Club resubmits application early. [Read More…]

I Don’t Think This Church Gets Its Own Advertisement…

I’m sure a lot of you have seen this image online, featuring a quotation from House, M.D. Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people. I love that line — it’s funny. It’s true. And for some reason that I still can’t figure out, a Catholic Church in [Read More…]

Help Create a Video Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

A group of Redditors are trying to create a video tribute to Christopher Hitchens and they’d love to get your submissions: Make a short video. Aim for about 1 min length, give or take. Say anything you like, keeping in mind the nature of the effort. The only thing we ask is: Close your video [Read More…]

Atheist Dressed As Muhammad in Halloween Parade Gets Attacked by Muslim in the Crowd

At a (strangely early) Halloween parade last week, two members of the Parading Atheists of Central PA marched as Zombie Pope and Zombie Muhammad. The latter proclaimed, “I am Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. I’ve risen from the dead!” Dickish? Totally. Do I like what they did? No. I think they alienated more people than [Read More…]

Are Religious Ads Allowed on Halifax Transit or Not?

A couple years ago in Halifax, Nova Scotia, an atheist group had their ad rejected for being too controversial. The ad in question read: You can be good without God The Supreme Court there said that Metro Transit had no right to selectively choose which political/religious messages it allowed, so the company revised its policies: [Read More…]