Rocking Beyond Belief

As Rock Beyond Belief continues to pick up steam and continue the rapid growth we’ve been experiencing, we have needed to expand to keep up with the pace. There is just too much to do when a fairly successful project starts to get real exposure. Tonight was a great success for the Rock Beyond Belief planning team. We welcomed new members, many of whom are from the prominent local nontheist non-profit, Triangle Freethought Society. Our new members have already begun… Read more

Stiefel Freethought Foundation donates to RBB

We are extremely grateful to bring you the following update: the Stiefel Freethought Foundation (SFF) has just offered to donate $10,000 to Rock Beyond Belief. This is huge for us. The Stiefel Freethought Foundation is certainly doing their part to support nontheists in the military, and we can’t thank them enough. The Stiefel Freethought Foundation is the brainchild of Todd Stiefel, a local North Carolina activist who has been one of our closest allies from the very beginning. He is… Read more

Eugenie Scott – The Nature of Science

“Science doesn’t say ‘there is no God’. Science doesn’t say ‘God doesn’t act’. We just can’t test God, so we leave him out.” – Eugenie Scott I like that quote from the video. I personally think that science directly contradicts all of the major religions’ sacred books. But I concede that there are many people who are able to live with the inherent contradictions between the two just fine. So Eugenie seems to be stressing neutrality, and the importance of… Read more

Mikey Weinstein and Barry Lynn are doing something right.

While it’s okay to disagree with people, and it’s okay to seek guidance on how to deal with people that you disagree with… I think this former chaplain has the wrong answer. He invokes a prayer circle to make Mikey Weinstein and Rev. Barry Lynn’s lives worse off, and shorter. He literally wants them to die quicker and have bad lives. Also, he wants you to help him cast this spell. Rock Beyond Belief has recently become aware that Gordon… Read more

Triangle Freethought Society Rocks

And they want to rock with us. Triangle Freethought Society has really been stepping up their support for Rock Beyond Belief these last few days. The ‘Triangle’ refers to the three relatively large cities just north of Fort Bragg. They are able to draw upon a much wider secular community, therefore able to really make an impact. Every community needs an organization like this. If your city doesn’t have one, start one! Get in touch with them, to find out how…. Read more

Rock the Fort Revisited (part two of two)

I’d like to repeat the following paragraph from last week’s article before we begin: If you have been following this website for a while, you have probably noticed the purposeful avoidance of discussing the Rock the Fort controversy. Yes, it’s true that we’d like to stand on our own as an event, and distinguish ourselves as ‘not just a counter-event.’ However, in order to establish this difference, we need to explore exactly what and why the Rock the Fort event… Read more

Melodysheep – “Our Place in the Cosmos”

Melodysheep is the creative force behind the Symphony of Science series of music videos. This time around, he weaves beautiful and poetic statements about the universe together with  the philosophic implications of our new insights. As usual, he uses the voices and words of famous modern scientists with clever auto-tune manipulation and catchy electronic music to spectacular effect. He writes: “Our Place in the Cosmos”, the third video from the Symphony of Science, was crafted using samples from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos,… Read more

Margaret Downey to speak at Rock Beyond Belief

Margaret Downey has had a prolific career in secular activism. She has founded, been a board member of, or presided over many of the most influential secular organizations. I’m always curious as to what exactly leads a person towards activism, and there are as many reasons as there are activists.  I found this quote quite telling: “I was quite content discussing religion only when I was asked about it, but when our son was ousted from the Boy Scouts of America in 1991 for… Read more

Jen McCreight’s Boobquake news footage

Recently, we added Jen McCreight to our lineup of speakers. She is a rising star in the secular and science online communities. That’s been changing this year, though. She has been appearing in print and on TV, and is a welcome addition to the long list of important female non-theists. As with all of our guests, Rock Beyond Belief will be bringing you updates on Jen as well as her ‘greatest hits’. This video falls in the latter category. You… Read more

Michael Werner, former president of AHA, to speak at RBB

Michael Werner is a Vietnam Veteran who was drafted just a year before he would have completed his Ph.D. He served with pride, and began a lifelong journey towards Humanism. His thirst for knowledge lead his academic studies through philosophy, world religion,and he was able to actually use what he learned to solve his major nontheistic dilemma. The cultural, organizational, and community aspects that were positive attributes of most religions were often lacking in the nonbeliever’s life. That is until… Read more


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