Matt Dillahunty on religious news writing.

Matt Dillahunty gave a talk at the Religious Newswriters Convention this past weekend.  He was asked to give his perspective on the issues as a ten-minute opener.  He has sent me the text of his talk in case I wanted to post it on my blog. How could I resist?  Here it is: “When then-candidate [Read More...]

CFI launches new “Living Happily Without Religion” campaign.

This is pretty nifty.  I’m all for advertising the happiness that comes with godlessness.  We can have sex the way we want.  We don’t have to live with the constant reminder that we’re not good enough or spoiled by birth.  There are no taboo curiosities for us, and no avenue to happiness that is forbidden. [Read More...]

Ken Ham thinks he has atheist church all figured out.

Ken Ham sees that atheists are starting up godless churches and he just doesn’t get it. So why would atheists do such a thing? If there’s no God, what’s the point? If when you die that’s the end of you and you won’t ever know you even existed, then why bother with starting a church? [Read More...]

Shamed, ostracized, and controlled by her Mormon parents – but still proud to be an atheist.

I’ve always admired heroes in movies who, when given the choice to comply with a lie or something immoral or face the consequences, chooses the consequences.  I’m now 32 and I attempt to live my life in a incorruptible a way as possible.  When I was in high school?  Forget about it.  I became a [Read More...]

God doesn’t use his powers like he loves us.

Ugh…I’m sick.  And Michaelyn is getting sick too.  So today I’m going to write my zombie article and do some quick hits out of the news and then go back to sleep. In the meantime, here’s this: [Read more...]

Hemant Mehta rocking faces on CNN.

Hemant recently went on CNN to discuss why millennials are leaving the church.  There was an evangelical on the show as well for a counterpoint.  Hemant, as he tends to do in these situations, thrived. [Read more...]

Walker Bristol says atheist conferences kill critical thought. I firmly disagree.

Oh how I hate linking to Chris Stedman’s blog, but sometimes things just can’t be helped.  Walker Bristol has a post up over there expressing his cynicism about atheist conferences. Our movement, centered around critical thinking and challenging dogmatic authority, is grossly quick to defer to the interests and ideas of the powerful and subvert [Read More...]

Daniel Moran endures sickening statements from Rep. Michael Burgess and his church-going followers.

Daniel Moran is an atheist activist down in Texas.  He recently went to an appearance by House Rep. Michael Burgess at a Texas church.  Daniel asked how Burgess would represent atheists, humanists, etc..  Burgess responded that he represents everybody equally.  Daniel then pointed out that Burgess has voted twice to deny humanist chaplains in the [Read More...]

Chris Kluwe to headline American Atheists 2014!

This is awesome! American Atheists revealed details on Wednesday about its 2014 national convention in Salt Lake City, announcing that speakers will include NFL Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, Survivor®: Philippines winner and sex therapist Denise Stapley, and Grammy®-nominated Spin Doctors bass player Mark White. The convention will also feature an art show, workshops, childcare, and [Read More...]

Percentage of atheists in federal prison is even lower than we had thought.

I’ll start off by saying that Hemant Mehta is the straight up shit.  Why do I say that on this occasion? For starters, the “atheists are 0.2% of the prison population” statistic is unreliable.  Even though it gets used everywhere, Hemant caught wise: The 0.2% number has also been cited in book after book after [Read More...]