Edmonton Atheists Invite Theists to Join Them for Conversation… and It Works

National Ask An Atheist Day is coming up in a couple of weeks, but a bunch of atheists in St. Albert (Alberta, Canada) are taking a different approach to having conversations with Christians: They just advertise that they’re gonna be at a local gathering place and invite theists to join them. It seems to be working, too — they’re getting a lot of takers:

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Three Atheist Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested on Blasphemy Charges

It’s been a rough few months for outspoken atheists in Bangladesh. Violence broke out after some bloggers were accused of criticizing Islam. They’ve been censored and threatened to no end. And one citizen has already been brutally attacked.

And now, earlier today, three atheist bloggers were arrested for the crime of saying things that hurt religious sensitivities:

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Have a Good Friday… Night!

This past Friday — Good Friday — the Secular Student Alliance at the University of South Carolina decided to have a little fun with their student body. They got together a bunch of members, their tabling supplies, some flyers, and… condoms.

Taking a page out of the Illini Secular Student Alliance‘s book, they decided to tell their fellow students to “Have a Good Friday… Night!”

Perhaps due to the University of South Carolina’s low Catholic population, general friendliness of the student body, or the fact that they were passing out condoms, the event was a huge success! SSAUSC reports that they were out of condoms and flyers by 1:00PM that Friday. They had started tabling around 11:00 that morning.

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Catholic Blogger: ‘Atheism is as Intellectually Credible as Holocaust Denial and Racial Theory’

Alright, I hate linking to this, but I can’t avoid it. You have to see firsthand the gall of Thomas L. McDonald, Catholic blogger here at Patheos.

He criticizes atheists based off his own prejudices while wishing us all a Happy April Fools Day:

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Julia Sweeney’s New Book and $5 Film

Following in the footsteps of comedian Louis CK, atheist playwright (and former Saturday Night Live cast member) Julia Sweeney is now releasing the film version of her *incredible* one-woman show “Letting Go of God” on her new website:

Check out the preview below:

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