ACLU vs Rock the Fort, evangelical event sponsored by US Army and Billy Graham Evangelical Association

The ACLU's North Carolina Legal Foundation has been corresponding with Secretary of the Army, John McHugh about the recent Rock the Fort events that seem to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The letter to Sec. McHugh can be viewed here and it contains a relevant letter from the Fort Bragg garrison Chaplain. Highlights include: [Emphasis mine] According to a letter sent on Department of the Army letterhead by Chaplain Colonel David P. Hillis (see enclosed letter), this … [Read more...]

Heaving Dead Cats shows some love

Heaving Dead Cats is a skeptical freethought atheist blog to dispel ignorance and enlighten the mind. Yeah, it's a strange name, but it's actually pretty popular. Pharyngula doesn't exactly roll off the tongue either, but it still became the most popular secular blog by far.  Definitely give HDC a look if you are unfamiliar. Neece, over at HDC had some very kind words for us on her latest blog post. My friend Justin told me last week that he and his group are putting together a big event … [Read more...]

Foundation Beyond Belief’s Dale McGowan joins our lineup

This is excellent news and we are all very excited to have Dale McGowan on board. Dale McGowan edited and co-authored Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, the first comprehensive resources for nonreligious parents. He writes the secular parenting blog The Meming of Life, teaches nonreligious parenting seminars across the United States, and serves as executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable and educational foundation based in Atlanta. In September … [Read more...]

RBB Speaker Ed Brayton on Rachel Maddow

Last month, we announced that Ed Brayton was going to be a speaker at Rock Beyond Belief. As you may know, Ed maintains a high-profile web-presence. Well, he is no stranger to mainstream radio and television either. Earlier this year, on one of his many appearances on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, he was talking about Bart Stupak (D) Michigan. Stupak is a long serving U.S. Congressman who had been at the center of a controversy involving a religious institution/lobbying group's influence on … [Read more...]

Do you believe in Thanksgiving? (Actual question from a religious person)

A few years ago, the Atheist Experience show had a real stumper of a question from a religious caller. "Do you believe in Thanksgiving!?" The response is pretty entertaining, and luckily video of the exchange was uploaded. In other Nontheist - Thanksgiving news: Herb Silverman (Founder/President of the Secular Coalition for America) has written a piece for the Washington Post's website on the subject of Thanksgiving 'Grace'. He finished his article with a suggestion to nonbelievers saying … [Read more...]

Symphony of Science – A Wave of Reason

"A Wave of Reason" is the seventh installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It is intended to promote scientific reasoning and skepticism in the face of growing amounts of pseudoscientific pursuits, such as Astrology and Homeopathy, and also to promote the scientific worldview as equally enlightening as religion. It features Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Carolyn Porco, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Phil Plait, and James … [Read more...]

Ray Garton defends Foxhole Atheists, takes on Evangelicals

Ray Garton, acclaimed Horror writer and Atheist blogger / activist, has just written an epic article, titled Marching As To War: The Attempted Christian Takeover of the U.S. Military. It deals with Rock the Fort and Rock Beyond Belief, along with some related evangelical offenses. It's quite lengthy, more than a few pages. Don't be intimidated, the thorough writing is compelling, and touches on many things that the average civilian is most likely unaware of. Here are some of my favorite … [Read more...]

Tell Tim Minchin to Play Rock Beyond Belief

Tim Minchin is a genius musician / comedian from Australia, who is really starting to get popular in the United States. He started getting popular over here on the strength of Storm, a 10 minute beat poem that builds around a hilarious dinner conversation with a not so skeptical friend of Tim's girlfriend. Please tell Tim to play Fort Bragg and Rock Beyond Belief. Click the link below and put "28307" as your zip-code. Please mention Rock Beyond Belief as you fill out the short form. The … [Read more...]


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