The Danger of Books

Alexander Aan is currently serving 2.5 years in Muaro Sijunjung Penitentiary for asking for proof of God’s existence on Facebook, is in the process of appealing his case to the Indonesian Supreme Court. [Read more...]

New Survey Talks About the Atheist Influence on the 2012 Elections and Beyond

The Public Religion Research Institute has just released the 2012 American
Values Survey
(PDF) and it focuses on, among other things, how the religiously unaffiliated will shape the upcoming elections (“and beyond”).

It also talks about our changing demographics, the rise of the Nones, and our views on a variety of social issues.

Let’s get to the good stuff: [Read more...]

An Egyptian ‘Blasphemer’ Speaks Out Against a Victimless Crime

A month ago, I posted about Alber Saber, an Egyptian atheist who was arrested after posting the “Innocence of Muslims” movie on the Egyptian Atheists Facebook page.

Saber is still in jail.

His friend Maikel Nabil Sanad was accused of the same crime — blasphemy — but managed to write a blistering article in Foreign Policy against the blasphemy laws in Egypt. It’s called “Yes, I’m a blasphemer. Get over it.” In it, he tells the stories of person after person who got arrested, jailed, and tortured for doing nothing more than criticizing religion: [Read more...]

Another Church Taunts the IRS by Endorsing a Candidate; the IRS Does Nothing About It

The Church in the Valley in Leakey, Texas currently a church sign up that reads “Vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim! The capitalist, not the communist!”: [Read more...]

Even With Catholic Charities Out of the Picture, Illinois Foster Children Are Doing Just Fine

After Illinois began allowing civil unions last year, the Catholic Charities groups in the state were worried that they would have to put children in the homes of gay or lesbian couples (oh, the horror!). Since they received taxpayer money for their work, they had no right to discriminate. So instead of doing the right thing for the children, they opted to shut down altogether. [Read more...]


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