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Archived Since:February 23, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Can Atheists Ever Win Political Office?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Can atheists ever win political office?

Washougal City Council (WA) Votes to Have Invocation Prayers, but Not Without Silly Arguments from Both Sides

The Washougal City Council in Washington state just voted 4-3 to have religious invocations at their meetings, but it didn't happen without a furious debate. The dissenters aren't just a bunch of typical liberals, either:

Ohio Elementary School Distributed Yearbooks with a Christian Cross on Them

At Addaville Elementary School in Gallipolis, Ohio, the 2014 student yearbooks have a giant Latin cross on the cover with the word "BELIEVE" inscribed on it: In a letter to District officials, the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked for a recall on the books:

Former Wrestler Michael “PS” Hayes Releases Single: “Why Can’t the Children Pray in School”

Retired wrestler and musician Michael "Purely Sexy" Hayes recently released a song called "Why Can't the Children Pray in School"... which is strange, since the chorus doesn't include the lines, "They can!" or "You've got to be shitting me."Here's the actual album art for the song, proving that he means business: Yep. That'll show 'em.

Pickens County Board of Trustees (SC) Will Allow Invocations, but Only Religious Groups Will Be Invited to Give Them

The Pickens County Board of Trustees in South Carolina just decided to allow sectarian invocations at their meetings. And they think they're above the law on this one despite the advice of their attorney:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains His Problematic George W. Bush Misquote

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about some questionable statements Neil deGrasse Tyson makes in his presentations.One of them in particular invoked something President George W. Bush supposedly said after 9/11 (beginning at 1:35):

The NFL Refs Penalized a Muslim for His Post-Touchdown Prayer, So Why Do They Ignore Christians Doing the Same Thing?

In Monday night's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots, Husain Abdullah intercepted a pass from Tom Brady and ran it in for a touchdown. Afterwards, he celebrated by kneeling down and touching both hands to...Show More Summary

Secular Group Showcase: Society of Edmonton Atheists

We asked you to tell us about your local secular group in an attempt to encourage the start-up and growth of "good without god" communities. We've received a lot of responses already (Thanks!) and here's a glimpse at our next group: The Society of Edmonton Atheists in Alberta, Canada: They have a very unique way of educating members about religious communities in their area:

Another Day, Another Two Students Punished for Not Standing During the Pledge of Allegiance

These stories are coming non-stop lately thanks to the American Humanist Association's recent campaign encouraging students to remain seated during the Pledge of Allegiance.Today, the AHA's Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Washington County School District in Abingdon, Virginia on behalf of an 8th-grade student at E.B. Stanley Middle School.

After Church/State Separation Advocate Mikey Weinstein Speaks at Patrick Henry College, School Deletes Video

Yesterday, I posted about how the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's Mikey Weinstein (below, right) recently sat down for an interview with WORLD Magazine editor-in-chief Dr. Marvin Olasky at Patrick Henry College, one of the most fundamentalist Christian schools in the nation. Show More Summary

8 Things Your Pastor Will Never Tell You About the Bible

This is a guest post written by Richard Hagenston. Hagenston is an ordained United Methodist minister, a former pastor, and the author of Fabricating Faith: How Christianity Became a Religion Jesus Would Have Rejected.... When I wasShow More Summary

After Three Decades as an Ordained Minister, Syndicated Columnist Bob Ripley Comes Out as an Atheist

Rev. Bob Ripley was a minister for more than three decades, including 15 years spent as Senior Minister at Metropolitan United Church, a major Canadian congregation. He also wrote a syndicated column discussing religion for the pastShow More Summary

Pastor Explains How His Church Will Offer to Tutor Elementary School Kids… to Bring Their Families Closer to God

We've discussed the Good News Club on this site several times before -- it's basically an elementary school version of Campus Crusade for Christ. The Christians who run the groups want to reach the kids early -- before they can think...Show More Summary

Uri Geller: The iPhone 6 Bends Because of Your “Mind Powers”

We finally figured out why the iPhone 6 bends. It's not Apple's fault!It's the energy of our minds... says "psychic" Uri Geller, who finally figured out no one cares about his spoon trick anymore:

Becoming an Atheist Has Health Benefits

We've all heard the studies that show religion is good for your health. Among other things, church-goers have less stress, are less likely to smoke or drink, have more self-esteem, and have stronger social support. The problem with these...Show More Summary

This Atheist’s Stage IV Lung Cancer Isn’t Causing Him to Rethink His Beliefs

This is a guest post written by Stuart Grief. For over 20 years, Stuart has worked with CEOs and senior leaders both as a consultant and c-suite executive.... About seven weeks ago, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, a rare occurrence for a non-smoker and otherwise healthy person in his early 50s. Show More Summary

Scenes from the Protest on Behalf of the Teenager Who “Violated” a Statue of Jesus

Over the weekend, American Atheists, the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, and Truth Wins Out held a protest in Bedford County, Pennsylvania in defense of the teenager facing up to two years in prison on a desecration charge for taking a picture...Show More Summary

Atheism: Just a Phase?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the problem with saying atheism is "just a phase":

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