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...]
The Atheist Gamers #ExtraLife2015 team finished in the top .5% of all teams! Sent $3,457 to charity!
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...]
I recently got this email from Lara Croft (name changed to protect anonymity): Several people in my extended family are pretty religious. While we have a ton in common, we understand that we have differing opinions on what to believe in, and have had pretty solid conversations about Atheism and Christianity. We love and respect [Read More...]
Want an extra $500 for college? The Atheist Alliance of America wants to hook you up: Atheist Alliance of America and Secular Nation magazine are proud to announce the First Annual AAACE Scholarship for atheist students accepted to or currently enrolled in college, including graduate programs. You do not have to be a current member [Read More...]
McFarlane is happy about the award, but puts things in perspective: he’s getting it from the network that airs Duck Dynasty. [Read more...]