Atheist Group Places Full-Page ‘Constitution Day’ Ad in Newspaper

The Albuquerque chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation bought a full=page ad in today’s Albuquerque Journal marking Constitution Day, the anniversary of when the document was ratified: It’s a response to a full-page ad placed by the Hobby Lobby chain declaring the country a “Christian Nation”: “We feel it is important to respond to [Read More...]

God and the Political Conventions

I love the beginning of Hendrik Hertzberg‘s essay on the role of God at the DNC in this week’s New Yorker: If you happen to be a Republican campaign operative and/or a Fox News Channel chat host, that unexpectedly joyful Convention in Charlotte the other week made for glum viewing. One of the few points [Read More...]

Doonesbury Lampoons Louisiana Science Classes

As we’ve mentioned before, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wants to give $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to religious schools that may teach Creationism. In today’s Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau takes us inside one of those classrooms… [Read more...]

Rick Santorum, Thank You For Making My Job Easier

Oh, Rick Santorum, I was at once giddy about and terrified by your run for the presidency. While the prospect of having a President Santorum was shudder-inducing, you just kept coming up with just the silliest, most stereotypically clueless nonsense. Highlights include: One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, [Read More...]

Atheist Activist Arrested for Blasphemy in Egypt

Last Monday, Alber Saber posted the infamous “Innocence of Muslims” movie on the Egyptian Atheists Facebook page, which he administered… On Wednesday, a “Muslim friend and neighbor” made the connection that Saber was the administrator of an atheist page… and that he was criticizing Islam. By Thursday, this was the scene outside his house: When [Read More...]