Burka and Niqab Banned in France

The French Senate voted 246-1 (with about 100 abstentions) on Tuesday to ban burkas and niqabs in public places. In case you need a reminder… What will happen when the law goes into effect in the spring? The law imposes a fine of 150 euros ($190) and/or a citizenship course as punishment for wearing a [Read More...]

The Tea Party Movement Is Not Secular

by Jesse Galef – I used to think that the Tea Party movement was predominantly libertarian — that they were against taxes and spending and wanted the government to get out of… well, everything. Not my political leanings, but at least it was secular, I thought. It wasn’t about religion. But I was wrong. Whoo [Read More...]

Announcing the Secular Coalition for Arizona

The Secular Coalition for America is set to introduce its first state affiliate! This is part of Sean Faircloth’s Secular Decade plan (PDF). And of all the places to begin this program, Arizona has to be at the top of the list right now. There’s a party to celebrate the new group on Tuesday, October [Read More...]

How Many Scots Are Good Without God?

Reading a random article about the Pope… The Pope is visiting Scotland… He admits there are child molesters within the church hierarchy.. Nothing new… I’ve heard all this before… Holy crap. There are about 850,000 Catholics in Scotland, according to the 2001 U.K. Census, but 27 percent of Scots — about 1.5 million — did [Read More...]

What If They Burned Atheist Books…?

I know the piece is satire, but if Pastor Terry Jones ever decided to burn copies of The God Delusion, I hope this is the way we would respond: A spokesman for the Atheist Brotherhood in Australia was quoted as saying: ”We feel strangely unaffected and will seek revenge by raising our eyebrows and shrugging [Read More...]