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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American Atheists have put up their 2015 holiday billboards.

American Atheists is once again doing its holiday billboard campaign.  Here’s this year’s version: They had this to say of them: Continuing a holiday season tradition, American Atheists has launched a series of billboards in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area and in Colorado Springs, Colorado featuring Santa Claus urging viewers to go ahead and skip [Read More...]

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Danielle Muscato has issued an apology to Mark Schierbacker. I respect her for it.

Many of you read my post the other day in which I said that I didn’t think Mark Schierbecker said anything racist during his panel at Skepticon despite several accusations that he did (on some websites even from people who weren’t at the event and hadn’t even seen the video, but boy, they were sure [Read More...]

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Freethinkers at Missouri State counter-protesting anti-choicers.

Reminds me of my college days.  Glad to see the spirit is still alive.  :) Freethinkers at Missouri State counter protested anti-choicers on their campus! #StandWithPP pic.twitter.com/9W9C2vj7fI — Secular Students (@SecularStudents) November 11, 2015 [Read more...]

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The Atheist Gamers Extra Life fundraiser live! Hang out with the team and keep them pumped!

Total so far: $3,040/$5,000 Atheist Gamers playing right now: Lux is streaming on her youtube: click here! Cameron is live now too!  Click here! The Game Theory Podcast is streaming the worst NES games ever: Click here! Dawgnose is hitting it too: Click here! Nathan is streaming now!  Click here! In 2014 I spent a [Read More...]

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Dawkins Foundation has received a $250,000 matching grant that lasts until the end of the year.

The Richard Dawkins Foundation is doing a big fundraising drive for the end of the year for which they’ve secured a matching grant from Mr. Louis Appignani up to a quarter million dollars. I don’t think I’ve made that much money in my life. But anyway, if you donate to RDF from now til the end [Read More...]

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Hacker collective Anonymous releasing names of KKK members (including 4 US Senators). Evidence is thin though.

The internet is abuzz right now with anonymous publishing the names of KKK members.  Here’s what is known for sure: anonymous definitely got a hold of the main KKK twitter account last November when the KKK was threatening violent action in Ferguson, MO (the KKK quickly deleted the account):   Anonymous now claims they have [Read More...]

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