Why Don’t More Atheists Speak Out Against Islamophobia?

Chris Stedman raises some excellent points about how atheists with large forums (via books and blogs) have done relatively little to speak up on behalf of Muslims in our country. He’s not saying we should stop criticizing their false beliefs — Stedman has no big problem with that. But when a shooting occurs at a [Read More…]

Republicans Go Nuts

First, let me apologize for that terrible, terrible pun in the title. I am, of course, drawing attention to the ejection of two attendees from the Republican National Convention for throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman. According to witnesses, the individuals told her “this is how we feed animals” as they threw the nuts. Needless [Read More…]

Tomatoes: 1, Atheists: 0

Dammit! Time to drown my American Atheists membership card in a vat of fancy ketchup… (via Toothpaste for Dinner) [Read more…]

‘Creation Science Hall of Fame’ Set to Open in Kentucky

What’s even more shocking is that it has no affiliation with the Creation Museum or the Ark Encounter theme park (though Ken Ham is one of the “living inductees”): “We honor these people, not because we believe everything they say, but because they made critical contributions to creation science and to the explanation of the [Read More…]

National Atheist Party Cancels 2012 Convention

It’s hard to top the Reason Rally as far as getting atheists to come together and getting media attention, but the National Atheist Party wanted to replicate that feat by holding their own convention. Yesterday, though, president Troy Boyle announced that it would be canceled due to lack of support and funding: NAPCON 2012 was [Read More…]