Friendly Atheist Contest #37: Praying Outside the Discovery Institute

Last time, I ran this contest: Why are atheists Tiana and Kate praying outside the Discovery Institute? (Pic via Kate_Holden) … Clearly, most of you decided to answer your own reworded questions… which makes deciding the winners difficult. Ah well. Here are the Top 5 explanations… or responses (with submitters): 5| Due to an overabundance [Read More...]

Stranger Writes About the Michigan Atheists Convention

Lawrence Cosentino, a reporter for the Lansing, Michigan alternative newspaper City Pulse, was a guest at the recent Michigan Atheists convention. It’s an interesting read considering he’s clearly never been to one of these gatherings before. What did he learn? We like our bumper stickers: It was tempting to infer divine displeasure from a lot [Read More...]

How To Become An Atheist Ally

Atheists have a habit of being insular — when we’re working on projects or staging protests that have to do with church/state issues, we tend to stick with each other. Religious partners and allies are an exception, not a norm, even though our issues are less about showing that there is no evidence for a [Read More...]

Rick Warren Will Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation: Is This Really a Big Deal?

Rev. Rick Warren — pastor of Saddleback Church — has been tapped to deliver the invocation at Barack Obama‘s inauguration in January. The reaction has been swift and negative: Obama had a chance to set a non-sectarian, progressive tone at this event, and he has chosen to kow-tow to the wretched evangelical movement. … It [Read More...]

You Are Wrong! You Are *So* Wrong!

This is just fun to watch. (Though it’s fun anytime someone yells at Bill O’Reilly — repeatedly — for being wrong.) Megyn Kelly defends the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s atheist plaque in Olympia, Washington: And while atheism is not a religion, Kelly is right that it must be treated as such. (via Atheist Media Blog) [Read more...]