GOP Extremism Will Doom Its Future Prospects

It has begun!

Republicans nationwide are proffering a variety of excuses to explain their resounding defeat on Tuesday. We should take full stock the defeat’s impressive scope — remember, this was an election the GOP always expected to win. [Read more...]

You Might Be a Humanist If…

The American Humanist Association tossed out a prompt and they’d like you to finish it: [Read more...]

What Happened to the Dinosaurs…

Now, it all makes sense: [Read more...]

Could Charles Darwin Have Beaten Creationist Congressperson Paul Broun?

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) just ran for Congress unopposed.

That’s disturbing when you consider that he sits on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology… and told an audience at Liberty Baptist Church in September that evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang are “lies straight from the pit of Hell”: [Read more...]

Teresa MacBain: From Methodist Minister to Atheist Advocate

It would be fun to say that if Teresa hadn’t come along, we would have had to invent her. But American Atheists isn’t an organization that needs to invent beings who are too good to be true. Real people, with real stories and faith in reason, are more than enough.

The reaction by news organizations to her coming out is proof of that. She made headlines at many levels. Her local news station treated it like a scandal. National reports were objective for the most part, yet they presented her as a curiosity more than anything. Here, in her own words, she demonstrates that coming out of the Atheist closet is not the end of the world. It’s the end of just one of many possible worlds. She may not believe in life after death anymore, but she’s a firm believer in life after faith. [Read more...]