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Reader Steven, a middle school teacher, writes that one of his students walked into class a bit tardy with this note from her father.
Reader Tim happens to have the "ATHEIST" license plate in Arizona. It was never a problem for him until this past weekend, when someone got all bent out of shape about it... and literally bent it out of shape.
In Greene County, Virginia, Sheriff Steve Smith wanted to offer the community a lesson on Islam so they could better understand their own neighbors, including new refugees settling in the area. The problem is that the title of that class was called "Understanding the threat."
Arian Foster, the Miami Dolphins running back who is arguably the highest profile atheist in all of professional sports, has announced his retirement from the NFL midway through his eighth season. It's not entirely a surprise given how he'd been sidelined due to injuries for the past few years.
Boca Raton Community High School in Florida allows religious organizations to advertise outside the building... so a Satanic provocateur has decided he wants to pay for a banner, too.
With the death of Jack Chick, we've lost someone who tried to bring people to Christ by way of guilt and fear. The post The Fear-Based Legacy of Jack Chick appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
On last night's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee took on the problems with Catholic hospitals, where "decisions affecting millions of American vaginas are being made by people who have never owned one or touched one." The post Samantha Bee Condemns Catholic Hospitals for Putting Religious Dogma Above Patient Care appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Elizabeth Tarrant is a Democrat running for the Texas House from District 97 against incumbent Republican Craig Goldman. This is a really red District -- Goldman won 82% of the votes in 2014, albeit without a Democrat in the race -- but he's taking no chances this time around. Show More Summary
A scam used by Chinese immigrants purporting to help other Chinese immigrants (obviously) results in heartbreak for the marks. And despite crackdowns by police, it doesn't seem to be stopping. The post “Blessing Scam” Nets Millions of Dollars for Criminals Targeting Chinese Communities in U.S. appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Evangelist Ray Comfort just put his latest film The Atheist Delusion online, and already, the IMDB rankings are abysmal. And Comfort is already blaming atheists. The post Atheists Aren’t Conspiring to Give Ray Comfort’s New Movie a Lousy IMDB Rating; It’s Just Bad appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Writer Daniel Radosh recently had to sign a permission slip so his son could read Ray Bradbury's brilliant (and often banned) novel Fahrenheit 451 in school as part of a book club. Noting the irony, he responded with more than just a signature. The post Now This Is How You Sign a Permission Slip So Your Son Can Read Fahrenheit 451 in School appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Usually, when someone either stops believing in God or suddenly finds God, it's a personal decision that doesn't affect scores of other people. But when you're Teresa MacBain, the former pastor who publicly announced her atheism in 2012 but recently (and quietly) said she was a believer again, the ripples can be fairly large. Show More Summary
24-year-old Michael T. is a gay man, an agnostic, and a college graduate. He also supports Donald Trump for President. Why? That's what we wanted to know. The post He’s Agnostic, He’s Gay, and He’s Voting for Donald Trump appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Do atheist comedians tell better jokes? That's what Jim Gaffigan, an extremely popular stand-up who also happens to be openly Catholic, responded to in a new video for Big Think.
Our latest podcast guest is Luke Fevin, an atheist activist from Alberta, Canada, who has fought against mandatory prayers in secular schools. He sits on the Board of the Society of Edmonton Atheists and founded the advocacy group Albertans...Show More Summary
Anthony Magnabosco is a "street epistemologist" who enjoys chatting with strangers to get to the bottom of how they think. His latest video features a woman named Katie who says at one point that she's genuinely scared about abandoning her faith. It's an emotional scene that I'm sure has played out in the minds of many doubters.
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why I'm voting for Hillary Clinton based on values I hold dear as an atheist:
Green Party candidate Jill Stein, showing once again that she's out of touch with reality, blamed comedian John Oliver for her campaign woes, then doubled down on her other irrational claims.
A fire burned down a historical building in Glades County, Florida on Friday, but a Bible was later found undamaged in the rubble.What's odd is what the Clewiston Fire Rescue folks said about the incident on Facebook.
Evangelist Ray Comfort's film The Atheist Delusion -- tagline: "Atheism destroyed with one scientific question" -- is now free to watch online. So if Twitter goes down again today, you'll have another way to get outraged.