A Helpful Guide to Coming Out as an Atheist When You’re African-American

A few months ago, Openly Secular released a guide to surviving the holidays as an atheist. Now they’ve followed that up with a helpful guide to coming out as an atheist when you’re African-American.



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Atheist Ireland “Publicly Dissociates” from Blogger PZ Myers

Well, this is different.

Atheist Ireland, a group that’s best known (to me, anyway) for working to repeal the nation’s blasphemy law, has issued a formal denouncement of blogger PZ Myers.



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What Did Atheism Look Like in Early U.S. History?

We’re all familiar with the impact of the New Atheists, but what did non-belief look like in the early years of the United States?

Peter Manseau, the religion scholar who co-authored Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible, has written a book about our country’s spiritual history that doesn’t just focus on the usual Christian voices.

It’s called One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History.

In the excerpt below, Manseau talks about what atheism looked like more than two centuries ago:

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Catholic School in Iowa Won’t Hire Gay Teacher Because He’s Engaged, but Students Are Staging a Walkout

Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa is the latest school — and by latest, I mean I just posted about a similar situation a couple of hours ago — to reject a potential teacher for the faith-based crime of being gay and engaged:



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How Crisis Pregnancy Centers Mislead Women Who Want to Obtain Abortions

Last year, reporter Meaghan Winter attended a meeting of the anti-abortion Heartbeat International conference, and she’s written about her experience in Cosmopolitan.

To nobody’s surprise, the conference was full of misinformation everywhere. And the attendees were encouraged to mislead women who were seeking abortions:



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