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...]

Melodysheep – A Glorious Dawn

Melodysheep is the creative force behind the Symphony of Science series of music videos. This was the first in the series. As usual, he uses the voices and words of famous modern scientists with clever auto-tune manipulation and catchy electronic music to spectacular effect. I really liked his treatment of Carl Sagan 'attempting to sing a song'. I'm sure he would have been happy with the results.He writes: "My own musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist … [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 2008 he … [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...]

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...]

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 quickly … [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 understanding and respecting the … [Read more...]


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