Patheos question: For whom will you vote?

Each week this month, Patheos has tossed out a question for its bloggers to answer.  Here is the one that just came down the pipe. Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached the fourth and final week of Election Month at Patheos. It’s been a really enjoyable conversation, and it’s been especially nice to see so many [Read More...]

David Fitzgerald’s blurb.

Let’s keep this day of thrashing Mormonism going, shall we? As a popular blogger *buffs nails* I occasionally get asked to write blurbs for upcoming books.  A while back I received an email from an old friend, David Fitzgerald, who will soon be releasing a book on the sordid history of the Mormon religion.  He [Read More...]

I’m spiritual, not coherent

Steven here… So this Pew poll has been making the rounds lately. The takeaway message people are getting is that atheism is on the rise. Well, yes, atheism is on the rise. But this study doesn’t really show that. What it deals with are the “nones”–people who do not identify with a religion. I’m not [Read More...]

Why atheists aren’t suing Muslims in 10 questions

Christina here… I’ve come across a curious type of comment lately, usually in reference to the FFRF or other organizations working to protect our freedoms under the Establishment Clause:   @theblaze @billyhallowell I like the question about the athiest lawsuit. Why don’t the athiests go after the Muslims. Are athiests Muslims? — Joe Snuffy (@Snuffy_Joe) [Read More...]

A pineapple named Muhammad and a lot of moxy.

I like these guys. A group of atheist students were kicked out of their university’s fresher fair because of a “blasphemous pineapple” named Mohammed. The Reading University Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Society (RAHS) took part in the fair on Wednesday, in order to promote their upcoming debate “Should we respect religion?”. The society displayed a [Read More...]

Student group lands grant to help students transition away from faith.

A Wisconsin atheist group recently submitted a 50+ page proposal to the committee that allocates certain organizational funding at their school. The proposal was for a $90,000+ budget to provide two services to the campus:

Faith Questioning is a peer-to-peer religious advising service, designed to help students struggling with their faith, and to encourage all participants to develop their own religious identity.

Secular Support Groups are discussion-based meetings for nonreligious, questioning, or any students interested in discussing topics relating to religion in a large group setting. [Read more...]

Wrong answer, Edwina.

So I wrote an open letter to the SCA about their association with Justin Vacula.  SCA Executive Director, Edwina Rogers, came by and left a comment. Correction – the Secular Coalition for America has not “hired” anyone in any state. We have a staff of seven in DC. We are staffing state coalitions in 49 [Read More...]

Blasphemy in Russia may soon be punishable by jail time.

Russian lawmakers are trying to make blasphemy a punishable crime. Russian lawmakers are calling for jail sentences of up to three years for anyone guilty of offending religious feelings, in a move that could further tighten the bonds between President Vladimir Putin and the resurgent Orthodox Church. Why are they doing this? “All these actions [Read More...]

Vote for the One True ™ 3rd party!

DrB-   I’ve come across a fantastically persuasive arguement. It turns out a 2 party system just isn’t going to meet the needs of today’s True Believer.  What’s a god fearing Christian to do? It is time for Christians, true followers of Jesus Christ, to rise up and say NO to satan this November! As [Read More...]

Design a billboard for American Atheist event!

I’m speaking at the American Atheists RAM (here’s the meetup page) in October.  It’s going to be a real hoot.  The theme is “Godless Government” and they’re going to put up some billboards to advertise it. But they’re having trouble coming up with a solid design.  How many of you graphics people out there can [Read More...]


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