What Are Atheists Thankful For?

Zach Moore of the Fellowship of Freethought in Dallas asked attendees at Skepticon what they’re thankful for and the result is this wonderful video: Summary: Atheists are thankful for family, friends, work, good health, happy lives, etc. That is so much better than thanking god or Jesus. Sure, Christians are thankful for their friends and [Read More…]

Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice

The American Humanist Association has launched a Christmas advertising campaign “aimed to raise awareness of discrimination against nonbelievers in America.” Billboards with the following image have gone up in New Jersey and Michigan: This week, a similar ad is also appearing in newspapers in several states where atheists have been the targets of discrimination. “Nonbelievers [Read More…]

A(n Honestly) Classy Apology from the Gelato Mio Owner

Andy, the owner of Gelato Mio, just posted a more extensive apology to atheists on Reddit. This isn’t just PR-speak. I think he genuinely feels bad about what he did and wants to make things right. You can decide if he accomplishes that: To the World: Hello, my name is Andy and I’m the owner [Read More…]

Lessons Learned from the Gelato Mio Sign

***Update***: Please read the update here. … Despite most of the food and drink establishments in Springfield, Missouri being grateful for our business during Skepticon IV, the owners at Gelato Mio made it very clear — at least temporarily — that they wanted nothing to do with us: Skepticon is NOT welcomed to my Christian [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Conflicted About Family’s Prayer at Holiday Meals

Dear Richard, I’m not sure how to start my letter but I suppose a little background might help. My parents are Pentecostals and they tried to raise me as such. I’m one of three siblings and all three of us ended up in the Baptist church by the time we were in high school. You [Read More…]