Help the Reason Rally with its last fundraising push.

Ok, so the Reason Rally is coming up.  You may recall that I’ll be there squawking the national anthem.   They’re doing one last fundraising push that is actually going very, very well, but more would still make a big difference. Our coalition members and just a handful of key donors have financed the majority of [Read More…]

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CFI makes one of the best hires ever, picks up Lyz Liddell.

I worked under Lyz Liddell in my time with the SSA.  She is one of the most brilliant, hardest-working, kind, and fair-minded people I have ever encountered.  Any project involving her is a damn good investment. That group will be the Center For Inquiry and that project will be Openly Secular.  Via press release: The [Read More…]

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Guest Post: At Camp Quest I Learned I’m Not Alone

The following is a guest post by Jaime Isham.  Jaime was a first year volunteer counselor at Camp Quest Oklahoma, Camp Quest Kansas City, and Camp Quest West SoCal in 2015. In this guest post she writes about #WhyWeCQ. Fill out this quick form if you’re interested in more information about volunteering for Camp Quest after reading about Jaime’s experience.   [Read More…]

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Sarah Hargreaves needs help defeating Da…er, raising money for Camp Quest!

One of my absolutely favorite organizations is Camp Quest.  The organization is well-run and it’s one of the best causes around: helping kids, including atheist kids, to feel comfortable in their own skin while many of their peers are away at church camp. Every year Sarah Hargreaves of Camp Quest KC uses her birthday as [Read More…]

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There will be a free, one day atheist convention in Nashville tomorrow. David Silverman will be there!

A bunch of Tennessee atheist groups have put together a one day convention, NaNoCon, that’s coming off tomorrow and is getting coverage in the local press: …several organizations, including Murfreesboro Freethinkers and Sunday Assembly Nashville, have banded together to offer a free, one-day conference for the religiously unaffiliated in Nashville. The first-ever event, called Nashville [Read More…]

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Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison create presence in Madison bus system.

The Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have begun reaching out to the community in a major way: by posting advertisements in the Madison bus system: Atheists inhabit the Madison bus system Hell yes! Undoubtedly some of the same people who think billboards threatening people with hell are just peachy will be [Read More…]

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Congrats to KU SOMA, CFI’s college affiliate of the week!

Just up the road from me is the University of Kansas.  Their atheist group, SOMA (which my wife used to run) is CFI’s affiliate of the week.  The group is run by a young woman named Taylor who has busted her ass to bring the group back to prominence. Taylor is interviewed by Stef McGraw [Read More…]

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Secular Therapy Project selects a new director!

One of the things I most support in the atheist movement is the Secular Therapy Project.  People don’t need a therapist who isn’t using evidence-based therapy or who is using their position as a therapist to evangelize to people at their weakest moments. I got a press release in my inbox this morning announcing that [Read More…]

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Michigan capitol gets a glorious FSM display for the holidays.

The state house in Michigan was faced with a choice: remove the nativity or open up the house lawn for displays of all religions.  The governor opted for the latter and FSM prophet Bobby Henderson describes what ensued: Michigan lawmakers decided to open up the capitol lawn to everyone (as not to appear to promote [Read More…]

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Humanist, member of the AHA, elected as mayor of a North Carolina town, takes oath of office on the Constitution.

In what universe did this happen?  It couldn’t be this one…. Bob Scott, a humanist and AHA member, was sworn in yesterday as Mayor of Franklin, North Carolina. He said, “Last night I decided to take my oath holding a copy of the Constitution because there is so much controversy surrounding separation of church and [Read More…]

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