Instead of Letting Atheist Banner Go Up, Orange (TX) Officials Take City Hall Nativity Scene Down

Because their city hall had a Nativity scene out front, the Orange County Atheists of Texas decided it was only fair to request a display of their own. It was a simple banner that said “Happy Holidays” (regardless of what anyone believed):

Turns out that peace coexistence was out of the question. Instead of letting the banner go up, perhaps giving the atheists a sort of symbolic victory, city officials decided they’d rather just take down the Nativity.

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New York Times Two-Page Ad Honors “Three Wiser Men” Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights

Today’s New York Times includes a two-page spread from the Freedom From Religion Foundation honoring the “Three Wiser Men” who gave us the Bill of Rights. It comes on the 224th anniversary of the Bill of Rights’ ratification in 1791.



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In Honor of Christopher Hitchens, Four Years Later

Four years after his death, the loss of Christopher Hitchens is still felt by many atheists.

In a time when Republican candidates will say damn near anything to get support from the toxic Religious Right, when fundamentalist Islam is creating havoc on an international scale, and when critical thinking is severely underrated, Hitchens’ take-no-prisoners approach to religion that seemed so radical at one time is sorely missed today.

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We Shouldn’t Say the Bible is a 2,000-Year-Old Book

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why we should stop saying the Bible is a 2,000-year-old book.



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French Teacher Made Up ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack, Actually Stabbed Himself

Have you heard of the teacher in France who was attacked by a boxcutter-wielding, ISIS-loving assailant?

Never happened.

The French authorities said on Monday that a teacher who claimed to have been stabbed with scissors and a box cutter at a preschool near Paris had fabricated the story. A police official in Aubervilliers confirmed that the teacher, who has not been identified, admitted to having invented the assault by a supporter of the Islamic State at the Jean Perrin preschool in Aubervilliers, a northern suburb of Paris.



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