New Jersey Nixes License Plate That Says ATHE1ST, Calling the Word ‘Offensive’

If you ever come across a passenger car with New Jersey plates that spell ATHE1ST (with a number 1 instead of the letter I), chances are that the driver is David Silverman, the president of American Atheists. Give him a friendly wave. Silverman will have earned it, because he will have prevailed in his current feud with New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission.

You see, the other day, the MVC’s powers-that-be decided to reject rather than rubber-stamp Silverman’s application, on the grounds that a license plate that says ATHE1ST is “offensive.”

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Months After an Assassination Attempt, a Bangladeshi Atheist Blogger is Still Speaking Out

Earlier this year, Asif Mohiuddin, a 29-year-old Bangladeshi man, was violently attacked for being an outspoken atheist blogger in his country.

The other day, after a month-old email request, I finally heard back from him.

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What’s the Point of Pink Masses?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses rituals people do over gravestones after a person is dead:

You can read more about the Pink Mass over Fred Phelps‘ mother’s gravestone here.

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Ray Comfort: Humanism is to Blame for Miley Cyrus’ Twerking

On his daily online show today, Ray Comfort explained how Miley Cyrus‘ provocative dance at the MTV Video Music Awards was the result of her godlessness.

Eric Dolan at Ray Story has the clip:

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The Christian Version of Kmart’s ‘Ship My Pants’ Commercial

Remember Kmart’s not-bad-for-Kmart “Ship My Pants” commercial? It was a play on words that angered the Christian group Few Hundred Moms.

You knew there was a church just waiting to make their own Christian version of it.

So when Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, FL wanted volunteers to switch from attending the more popular weekend services to the services with fewer people, they knew it was time

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