U.S. Army Major Wants Dog Tag to Say ‘Humanist’; Military Says No

U.S Army Major Ray Bradley calls himself a Humanist. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we know that’s not synonymous with “atheist.” It’s atheism + ethics. It’s what you’re for instead of what you’re against. And people who use the “Humanism” label feel it’s a more thorough description of who they are — atheist just [Read More…]

When Brother Jed Visits, Atheists Get the Last Laugh

When Brother Jed comes to your campus to preach his message of bigotry and hate, the best way to respond is to turn the attention away from him and onto you, and that’s what the Secular Student Alliance at Texas State University did yesterday: The Secular Student Alliance showed up in force brandishing signs reading [Read More…]

The Least Offensive Atheist Billboard Ever?

With our own Richard Wade providing the inspiration, Justin Vacula is one step closer to putting up what may be the Least Offensive (But-I’m-Sure-Someone-Will-Still-Complain) Atheist Bus Ad Ever: Just one word. And yet, someone in Scranton, Pennsylvania is bound to get all huffy about it. “Various ads placed by atheists on billboards, buses, and elsewhere [Read More…]

Name That Cathedral!

Remember the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California? In 2010, Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for bankruptcy. Now, the building is in the possession of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange — they paid $57,500,000 for the place. The Diocese doesn’t know what to name their new acquisition, though… and they’re asking for help. This can [Read More…]

Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and an Embrace

Even though the image has been around for a few months now, a few different people sent it along saying the caption underneath it is simply beautiful. They’re absolutely right: It’s odd, thinking about death while being an atheist. To understand that afterward, you are simply not. Dawkins and Hitchens both know that what is [Read More…]