Rapper Reyshizz Puts Out a Song Called ‘Atheist’

Rapper Reyshizz is working independently to put out an album called “Transcend” and the first single is the song “Atheist”:

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The Freedom of Religion Must Include the Freedom to Force Our Religion on Everybody Else!

DarkMatter2525 takes a swipe at Texas Governor Rick Perry‘s recent signing of the “Merry Christmas Law”, which allows teachers and students in public schools to say Merry Christmas… something that was already perfectly legal.

At the signing, Perry added: “Religious freedom does not mean freedom from religion.”

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High School Atheist Wins Ingersoll Oratory Contest

Over the weekend, the third annual Robert G. Ingersoll Oratory Contest was held in Washington, D.C. Competitors recite excerpts from the Great Agnostic’s speeches and a panel of judges vote on the best speakers — who receive hundreds of dollars in prizes.

I’m thrilled to say that this year’s winner was Sarah Henry, a high-schooler from Indiana, a camper at Camp Quest Ohio, and a contributor to this site:

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This Is (Probably) What Happens When Rick Santorum Heads Up a Movie Studio

If you haven’t heard yet, one-time Presidential hopeful and long-time frothy mixture Rick Santorum is now the CEO of EchoLight Studios, “a faith-based film company.”

Fred Clark summarizes what the company is:

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Pew Survey Shows That Even Non-Religious People Are Unhappy About There Being More Non-Religious People

We know the percentage of people who are non-religious (although some of them might be “spiritual”) is on the rise, and has been for a number of years now, as indicated in this graphic by NPR’s Matt Stiles:

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, knowing the trends, asked people if they thought the rise of the “Nones” was a good thing. Specifically, they asked (PDF):

Please tell me if you think each of the following trends is generally a good thing for American society, a bad thing for American society, or doesn’t make much difference?

[Item C] More people who are not religious

Turns out people aren’t thrilled about it:

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