College Atheist Tries to End Invocation Prayer at Graduation Ceremony

The George Washington University, like many other schools, has an invocation prayer during graduation ceremonies. Of course, there’s no reason for prayers to be said by school officials at a public school ceremony. John Beers, an atheist at the school, tried to put an end to that: Beers spoke up during last week’s SA senate [Read More…]

Joss Whedon on Humanism

Joss Whedon — the man behind the shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly — recently received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism award from Harvard’s Humanist Chaplaincy. Here’s a fantastic excerpt from his acceptance speech: The ending is fantastic, where Whedon talks about the true enemy of Humanism. Reader Alycia transcribed [Read More…]

Number of Teenage Atheists in Canada Is Going Up!

Canadians can be optimistic about this statistic (hey, I rhyme!): Teens who said they definitely believed in God, or a higher power, went from 54% to 37%, from 1984 to 2008, while the number of atheists rose from 6% to 16%. The number of teens that remained uncertain about God stayed at 31%. In an [Read More…]

In Pittsburgh Tonight!

You know you have no other plans for Good Friday. So come see me speak in Pittsburgh! (Plus, it’s a free talk and you get pasta!) It’s the best Friday night *ever* Date: Friday, April 10 School: Carnegie Mellon University Sponsoring group: Carnegie Mellon AHA: Atheists, Humanists & Agnostics Time/place: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in [Read More…]

Atheists Are Taking Over the Streets

We’re already taking over buses. It only makes sense that atheists begin to adopt the streets those buses could drive on The Atheist Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin have been doing their part to keep the city clean — nice! Are there other atheist groups out there who are adopting streets or [Read More…]