Help Washington State Ban Displays of Faith in the Capitol Building

Remember when the Freedom From Religion Foundation created a media firestorm after putting up a pro-atheist plaque next to a nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building last Winter? Everyone wanted a symbol of their faith allowed in the building after that and officials had to put a moratorium on further displays. This year, [Read More...]

Bill Donohue and Me

Hemant has been urging me to tell this story, and with the recent mentions of Bill Donohue, it seems like a good time to bring this up: Yes, I’m laughing at Bill Donohue on Fox News.  (Here’s a link) This happened was while I worked for the American Humanist Association, when we had put up [Read More...]

No Religious Displays in the Capitol Building This Year

Last Winter, the Freedom From Religion Foundation began a media controversy when they decided to put their own pro-atheist plaque next to a nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building The reason they did it was to make a point: You cannot allow one religion’s beliefs to be represented on government property while rejecting [Read More...]

The War on Festivus

The atheists have lost. It looks like Festivus is only getting bigger — it’s followers are going to steal our thunder as the propagators of the War on Christmas! Most importantly, we can’t compete using our current ways of doing business, says Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle: (Disappointingly, the atheist “display” [in Olympia, [Read More...]

Atheist Christmas Carols

Perhaps that’s a paradoxical headline… but whatever. Try singing these with your family! My favorites: Joy to the world, Bill Nye is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every mind prepare him room, And science and nature sing, And science and nature sing, And science, and science and nature sing. … O Christmas Tree, [Read More...]


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