First thing I want to say: Kelly Damerow was tasked with running the Secular Coalition for America after Edwina Rogers was dismissed. It was a tough position to be in and she has done an exceptional job. I’ve really been impressed with her and she deserves a standing ovation for her efforts. But she’s just [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
The Atheist Gamers #ExtraLife2015 team finished in the top .5% of all teams! Sent $3,457 to charity!
What a great project this has been. Out of 52,715 teams that participated in Extra Life this year the Atheist Gamers team ranked at #250 in terms of total fundraising. Of course no team “won” because we’re all on the same team, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. But seriously: we had a [Read More...]
Atheist Gamers is assembling a team for Extra Life to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
In 2014 I spent a whole day in November streaming games for a gaming fundraiser called Extra Life. Together we sent more than $1,300 toward paying the medical bills of children from impoverished families. Hell yeah. So why not do it again this year? And why not bring friends? The group Atheist Gamers, a group [Read More...]
I honestly think the future of atheism is in community-building and I’ve scarcely ever seen an organization more adept at it than Oasis. The Oasis here in Kansas City is one of my favorite places to be every Sunday. I literally look forward to it all week. And this Sunday Boston is getting ready to [Read More...]
Penn & Teller will be in Dallas on Friday doing a show for atheists. Tickets are ridiculously cheap. Let’s pack the house!
So Apostacon is in Dallas this weekend, and it’s going to be awesome, but there’s something I think might be getting overlooked a bit: Penn & Teller are doing a show Friday in Dallas. I know Apostacon (and any major conference) is pricey to attend. Hell, I couldn’t go if I weren’t so often invited [Read More...]
This last weekend was Pastahcon, an event put on by the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers. From what I’ve heard it was a rousing success, so kudos to the PA Nonbelievers for that. But even more kudos for an event they held smack dab in the middle of the conference: Atheists Fight Hunger: Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, in cooperation with [Read More...]
Holy cow, this is really big. For anybody who played sports in high school it’s pretty clear that Christianity has done a great job weaving itself into athletics. In fact, it seems most of the violations in public schools of church/state separation come from coaches praying with athletes or otherwise using sports programs to proselytize [Read More...]
Gallup has produced some good news: religion continues its steep and unprecedented decline in America: Americans’ confidence in the church and organized religion has fallen dramatically over the past four decades, hitting an all-time low this year of 42%. Confidence in religion began faltering in the 1980s, while the sharpest decline occurred between 2001 and [Read More...]