Atheist Delivers Invocation to Grand Junction City Council

Joe Alaimo of the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers gave the first-ever invocation by an atheist at the Grand Junction City Council (Colorado) recently. You can always try to beat them at the game and have invocation prayers stop altogether, but if that’s not a likely option for you, then it’s not a bad idea [Read More...]

Bill O’Reilly Can’t Explain the Tides or the Sun

Just the other night, Dave Silverman of American Atheists was talking about his group’s new billboard with Bill O’Reilly: O’Reilly: I’ll tell you why [religion's] not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can explain why the tide goes in… Silverman: [Read More...]

The Religious Makeup of the 112th Congress

I wrote this post almost word for word two years ago. In fact, I just copied/pasted it, updating a few things along the way. It’s sad how little has changed since then regarding atheists in Congress. … What are the religious affiliations of members of the 112th Congress? Pretty similar to the American public — [Read More...]

Dave Silverman Talking About the Religious ‘Scam’ with Bill O’Reilly

When American Atheists put up this billboard in Alabama this week, I knew it would get attention, but I also felt it would be much more difficult to defend: To the atheists who sit in pews each week despite not really believing what they’re told, it makes sense to say “You know it’s a myth.” [Read More...]

I’m An Atheist, but Tucker Carlson’s a Dick

Earlier this week, President Obama called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles to congratulate him on giving I-went-to-jail-because-I-was-involved-in-an-illegal-dog-fighting-ring Michael Vick a second chance to play football. FOX News personality Tucker Carlson wasn’t happy with Obama’s decision and said this on the air: “I’m a Christian… I believe in second chances. But Michael Vick killed dogs… [Read More...]