Happy Halloween! Have a treat: news about Rock Beyond Belief.

Halloween is typically considered to be secular these days, despite it's roots in ancient pagan religion ('Samhain') and parts of 16th century Christianity. It's a fun excuse to play dress up for many religious people and non-theists alike. We're talking about free candy here, folks. Zombies and free candy. Right on. Just to catch everyone up with the latest on the festival, here is what's new: New Facebook Page We have a new Facebook page, with a feed to this very blog built right into it. If … [Read more...]

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Eddie Izzard

Jayne Demarco's wonderful series, This Is What An Atheist Looks Like has been graciously allowed for our use. Jayne has even offered to donate an original piece for Rock Beyond Belief. Thank you, Jayne. The cross-dressing actor/comedian, Eddie Izzard will steal your girlfriend while you are out gay-bashing. He 'fancies women.' During his Stripped tour, Izzard said he realized he was an atheist. "I was warming the material up in New York, where one night, literally on stage, I realised I … [Read more...]

American Atheists endorse Rock Beyond Belief

Dave Silverman was recently elected president of the oldest non-profit organized by and for atheists, American Atheists. From the article: Silverman has been with the organization since 1996, holding positions of NJ State Director, Communications Director and Vice President. He hosts the Atheist Viewpoint TV program, blogs on the NoGodBlog, has appeared on numerous public affairs and news programs, and debated religious apologists across the country. Congratulations, Dave! Silverman noted that … [Read more...]

Rock Beyond Belief

What could be better than a secular event on Fort Bragg? Two secular events on Fort Bragg, of course. Everyone here should be familiar with the back story of the Rock the Fort evangelical events from the Billy Graham Evangelical Foundation, and all the protests that surrounded it. Immediately after the Rock the Fort event on Fort Bragg, a lot of people mentioned their desire to take LTG Helmick up on his offer to be willing and able to support any comparable events. What's in a name, … [Read more...]

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Angelina Jolie

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Angelina Jolie Jayne Demarco's wonderful series, This Is What An Atheist Looks Like has been graciously allowed for our use. Jayne has even offered to donate an original piece for the Rock Beyond Belief staff. Thank you, Jayne. According to ReligionFacts, "Angelina Jolie does not identify herself with any single religion, nor has she declared herself an atheist (contrary to the claims of some atheist websites)." However, they then acknowledge that the most … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Lewis – To Be Objectified

Last week, anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis announced his tentative appearance at Rock Beyond Belief. We are proud to have such a talented singer/songwriter come out and play a set for us. Maybe you haven't heard of him, or maybe you only heard of him via association with Kimya Dawson (the musician behind the Juno soundtrack, and half of the Moldy Peaches anti-folk band). His lyrics often function as 'the lead guitar' by virtue of importance. In the spirit of spreading secular music, or just good … [Read more...]

Ed Brayton to speak at the Rock Beyond Belief

Ed Brayton is the latest amazing speaker to join the lineup for the Rock Beyond Belief. He currently blogs daily at Dispatches From The Culture Wars blog, hosted on ScienceBlogs. It's tagline is: 'Thoughts from the interface of science, religion, law and culture'. So it's an obvious and natural fit for us. His recent post about us is responsible for us hitting Google News. I'm a fan of his daily 'Dumbass quote of the day' series (and the slightly less often 'Badass quote of the day').  You … [Read more...]

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee biographer, John Little: ". . . Lee felt that anything which substituted the ways or beliefs of others in the place of teaching you how to cultivate your own was a step in the wrong direction. For this reason, Lee was opposed to the doctrines or rather the dogmas of organized religion." Jayne Demarco's wonderful series, This Is What An Atheist Looks Like has been graciously allowed for our use. As stated in an earlier post, Jayne has even offered to donate an original piece for Rock … [Read more...]


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