Jessica Ahlquist to speak at Rock Beyond Belief II

If you don't know... Jessica Ahlquist is the brave teenager from Rhode Island who stood up against her school, her town, and her state to get an unconstitutional prayer banner removed from her school that had been standing for 49 years!!! Since she came out to fight for and defend the constitution she has received numerous threats and insults from the religious right but has not waivered in her resolve or backed down in the least. I can honestly say that I don't think I would have been that … [Read more...]

Fort Bragg troll researches lyrics, “Spoonboy has daddy issues lol”

Here we go again. This is basically how it started with the hysteria about Aiden's lyrics, but then some unethical journalism spun it out of control. Now it's right on the Fort Bragg official facebook post about Rock Beyond Belief. I was wondering how long it would take for fundies to turn on another musician in our lineup. Someone discovered the intensely intellectual pop-gems that David Combs a.k.a. Spoonboy belts out. But they didn't attack the atheist stuff. It got weird. Instead they … [Read more...]

Roy Zimmerman brings Less Talk, More Rock (Beyond Belief)

Hilarious singer/songwriter, Roy Zimmerman is one of the most popular atheist musicians around. We're proud to finalize the musical lineup with Roy joining us at Rock Beyond Belief, on Fort Bragg. Zimmerman has played clubs across the country, and shared the stage with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Kate Clinton, Dennis Miller, Sandra Tsing Loh, kd lang, Andy Borowitz and Paul Krassner. He's done several shows with The Pixies' Frank Black, swapping songs in a solo acoustic setting. His … [Read more...]

Todd Stiefel and Words Such As Burn join the lineup

Todd Stiefel has been a cornerstone in the Rock Beyond Belief movement from the very beginning. Over 5 months ago Todd's organization, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, pledged $10,000 to make our event a reality. Todd has shared the stage with Richard Dawkins, and has spoken across the globe on behalf of the growing secular movement. We are proud to have him speak at our event. Todd Stiefel lives in Raleigh, NC. He is a secular humanist, an atheist and full-time freethought activist. Todd … [Read more...]

Al Stefanelli Joins the lineup

Fort Bragg has signaled that they are all but finalized with their approval of our event. We are eager to stop stringing along so many great guests for a pretty cool opportunity to speak on a military base. The extensive process of being approved necessitated this situation, and now that we seem to have locked in a date, we have lost two of our guests due to scheduling conflicts: Eugenie Scott, and MelodySheep. We sincerely thank each of them for lending us their names and supporting the … [Read more...]

Rapper Baba Brinkman Joins Lineup, Supports Foxhole Atheists!

After a long courtship, we are proud to announce that rapper and all around bad ass, Baba Brinkman has joined the lineup! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAYVY2eLMck Baba Brinkman is a former tree-planter who worked in the Rocky Mountains of B.C. every summer for more than ten years, personally planting over one million trees. He is also a scholar with a Masters in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature. His thesis drew parallels between the worlds of hip-hop music and literary poetry. … [Read more...]

RBB Performer Spoonboy’s Atheist Anthems Hit YouTube

Are you a nonbeliever? Do you also love music? You probably didn't know it, but Spoonboy is about to blow your mind. Underground singer/songwriter David Combs records his solo work under the Spoonboy moniker. Despite, or perhaps because of, his youth, Spoonboy's socially conscious songs remain energetic and urgent. He might not have meant to do it, but he wrote one of the greatest Atheist anthems of all time, What You Want, from his solo debut album 'I Love You This Is A Robbery'. I highly … [Read more...]

Symphony of Science – The Big Beginning

Rock Beyond Belief performer, MelodySheep is out with another entry in his brilliant Symphony of Science series of music videos. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HBkZPyfpdE "The Big Beginning" is the eighth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It deals with the origins of our universe, covering the Big Bang theory, expansion and cooling of the universe, formation of galaxies, the interplay between matter and anti-matter, and cosmic radiation. The music video features … [Read more...]

Dan Barker joins the lineup!

On the heels of the recent announcement of Richard Dawkins' addition to our lineup, comes another atheist power hitter.  Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), Dan Barker, has agreed to be a speaker and musician at our upcoming secular festival on Fort Bragg. The FFRF are dedicated to empowering non-theists, and protecting the constitutional separation of Church and State. Dan is a very well spoken atheist and activist, and FFRF's legal department certainly had a very big … [Read more...]

Melodysheep – We Are All Connected

Melodysheep is the creative force behind the Symphony of Science series of music videos. This time around, he fashions together a piece about the interconnected nature of the very small and the very large. 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: "We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's … [Read more...]