Nebraska Governor Issues “National Day of Reason” Proclamation

Get ready to see National Day of Reason proclamations issued by mayors and governors across the country.

First up this year, at the request of the Omaha Coalition of Reason, is a proclamation signed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts:



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In All Seriousness, Will Ted Cruz Really Drive People to Atheism?

Yesterday, humorist Andy Borowitz published a piece at the New Yorker with the headline “Cruz’s Constant References to Jesus Drive Millions to Atheism“:



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A Glimpse Inside “Atheist and Secular Oklahomans Day” at the State Capitol Building

Yesterday, several non-theistic groups held the first-ever “Atheist and Secular Oklahomans Day” at the State Capitol Building, urging legislators to base their decisions on secular, not religious, grounds. (Because who wants to emulate Indiana?)

They set up an “Ask an Atheist” table; handed out information about their groups, their demographics, and what they wanted from politicians; and spoke to legislators. In other words, they held an event that local groups could copy in just about every state. (*Wink wink nudge nudge*)



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Here’s Why We Won’t See an Atheist President Anytime Soon

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why we won’t see an atheist President anytime soon.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 49: Jason Heap, Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason

Our latest podcast guest is Jason Heap, Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason, an organization that has placed billboards promoting local atheist groups all over the country.

Jason is also trying to become the first Humanist chaplain in the United States Armed Forces.

I spoke with him about the strategy behind putting up non-aggressive billboards, how he left the evangelical Christian faith he was raised in, and why politicians are working so hard to prevent Humanists from becoming officially-recognized chaplains.

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