Words From a Former Fundamentalist

Dan Barker, the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, used to be a fundamentalist evangelical preacher. He writes all about it in his book Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists. In the latest Secular Student Alliance newsletter, he explains the mindset of a fundamentalist: It would be your lucky [Read More...]

American Atheists Names New President

After quite a bit of drama, American Atheists has chosen a new president: Dr. Ed Buckner. It’s a fantastic choice. I’ve met him once, a few years ago, at the Lake Hypatia advance (not a “retreat” — atheists don’t retreat) sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He was a nice guy when I met [Read More...]

Insight into Sarah Palin’s Theology

Sarah Palin is a member of an Assembly of God church. Guess who just so happened to be a preacher in that denomination? Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Well… before he went public as an atheist. He sheds some light on the theology of that church: Pentecostals are “gifted” people. Besides [Read More...]

How to Be an Atheist Activist

Vjack offers a solid list of steps anyone can take to become an atheist activist: Vote up good atheist-related material on Digg, Reddit, and/or StumbleUpon. This helps others find it. Take action on relevant action alerts you receive. This is typically as simply as making a phone call, signing an on-line petition, or sending a [Read More...]

Imagine No Religion Ad in the New York Times

In case you didn’t pick up a hard copy of today’s The New York Times today, you missed a full-page ad (PDF) placed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation: According to FFRF: “One of the lessons of 9/11 is that there is no greater source of terrorism, strife, bloodshed, persecution or war than religion,” the [Read More...]