The Pope Pulls Out

For the first time in more than 600 years, a Pope is retiring before death.

Who knew the big story coming out of the Vatican today would involve old age?! [Read more...]

Christians in Indiana Unite to Create a Prom That Gay Students Can’t Attend

A group of Christian students (and their parents) from Sullivan High School in Sullivan, IN‎ don’t want to go to their own prom… because gay students are allowed to attend.

So, yesterday, they gathered at First Christian Church to make plans for an alternative prom that would ban gay students: [Read more...]

A Powerful Case Against God

Reader Brian sent along this video of atheist Austin Dacey‘s opening statement from a debate against Christian apologist William Lane Craig at Purdue University in 2004.

He called it “the most powerful ‘cumulative case’ for atheism that I’ve seen presented online”: [Read more...]

‘If We Descended From ___…’

Richard Dawkins recently lamented about the Ken Ham-esque rebuttal to evolution which asks, “If we are descended from ______, how come there are still ______?”

And then the hilarious responses started coming his way…: [Read more...]

From Christian Broadcaster to Thinking Atheist: An Interview with Seth Andrews

Oklahoma, according to Seth Andrews, is known for two things: tornadoes and churches, and the tornadoes are easier to escape. Born into a family of six children, he was raised by devoutly religious parents who lived and taught a literal Bible. It was a life packed with religious discussion and debate—but never questions or doubts.

In his new book, Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason, he talks about those first doubts and takes readers on a deeply personal journey of coming out. He has shared much of that journey on his website, TheThinkingAtheist.com, which he created as his response to his own “childhood indoctrination, the overwhelming wave of religious messages in our society, and the countless throngs who make ridiculous claims and dismiss skeptical voices with warnings of eternal torture.”

One of the missions of American Atheist is to be a handbook of how to come out as a non-believer, how to show someone else the way out, and how to live with the atheist stigma while working to eliminate it from public life. Seth’s story is a valuable page in the handbook. [Read more...]


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