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… 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… 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… 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… Read more

Jeffrey Lewis to play Rock Beyond Belief

Plug in your speakers and shove the next song up your mind. You Don’t Have To Be A Scientist To Do Experiments On Your Own Heart Jeffrey Lewis, anti-folk musician and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter has joined the lineup for the Freedom Festival. If you have no idea what antifolk music is, Wikipedia sums it up nicely: Anti-folk is a music genre that takes the earnestness of politically charged 1960s folk music and punk and subverts it. The defining characteristics of… Read more

Rock Beyond Belief discussed on RichardDawkins.net

The Richard Dawkins discussion group / forum has decided to green light a story about Rock Beyond Belief.We are grateful to the moderators for the thread. I kicked off the discussion with a brief recap of the story so far. Recently, Ft Bragg was ‘treated’ to an evangelical event called ‘Rock the Fort’. Many called for Ft Bragg to cancel the event, with protests from the FFRF, and many allied organizations. They didn’t cancel it. In fact, LTG Helmick, the… Read more

Proudly presenting Jayne DeMarco’s amazing ‘This Is What An Atheist Looks Like’ series

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Pat Tillman 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. Thank you, Jayne. We will be reposting your stereotype-breaking artwork at regular intervals. Read more

Jen McCreight of Boobquake and BlagHag fame, to speak at Rock Beyond Belief

BlagHag is Jen’s popular blog. As an atheist, she faces a (reluctantly and self-aware) male-dominated blogosphere/lithosphere. Juggling a demanding college schedule (earning a PhD in Genome Science) and running a high-profile website is the norm for the 22 year old darling of the atheist community. Her posts alternate hard science with secular activism, spliced with the type of personal touch you’d expect from any blog worth it’s salt. Responding to the ridiculous ramblings of Iranian prayer leader, Kazem Seddiqi who… Read more

John Lennon: Happy 70th Birthday

You were one of us. You are missed. Read more


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