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Atheist Rapper Ensomniak’s Latest Song: “Believe In You”

Atheist rapper Ensomniak is back with his latest song!It's called "Believe In You" and it's all about being an African-American atheist. You can see a sample of the lyrics below.

New Orleans Police Department Plans to Recruit Members at Church

After recent retirements and resignations on top of an already thinning force, New Orleans currently has room in their budget to hire 150 new police officers. It's imperative they fill those positions, too, so they'll be hard at work looking for new recruits this weekend... at church:

Arkansas Restaurant Owner Defends Church Bulletin Discount by Saying Atheists Can Just Download One Online

I don't understand why business owners can't grasp a simple concept: They have to treat their customers equally. Just as bakers can't say they won't make you a wedding cake because you're gay, restaurant owners can't say that Christians get to pay less than everyone else. Show More Summary

Larry King Discusses the Decline of Faith in America

Larry King is still doing interviews (who knew?!) and he recently hosted a panel to discuss the future of faith in America and why more and more people are dropping their religious labels. The panel included atheists Lawrence Krauss and (The Unbelievers director) Gus Holwerda.

Secular Group Showcase: Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless

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 Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless in Texas.

A Year Later, Police Still Haven’t Captured Dr. Narendra Dabholkar’s Killers

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar was assassinated last August, presumably because his battle against superstition and irrationality upset a few too many religious extremists. It's been a year now, and police are still no closer to achieving justice:

How Spiritual Can You Be Without Religion?

Sam Harris' new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion will be released in a couple of weeks: The book is all about topics like meditation and spirituality, all without a religious basis, and Harris just published the first chapter on his website:

Florida School Board Member Tells Pagan: If You Deliver an Invocation, I’ll Walk Out and Ask the Crowd to Join Me

Back in June, David Suhor (who calls himself an Agnostic Pagan Pantheist) spoke during an open forum for the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (in Pensacola, Florida) and argued against the use of religious invocations. Eventually,...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Bends Over Backwards (Again) to Accommodate Religious Opposition to Birth Control Coverage

Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses?They were just kidding about that.

Did You Know the Only People Capable of Being Compassionate Humanitarians are Christians?

One of the benefits to writing on an all-inclusive site about religion like Patheos is that I'm surrounded by several really incredible bloggers. The downside is that some of them say things that are craaaaaaaazy.Speaking about the Christian...Show More Summary

Convert or Die: In Group Ceremony, Yazidis Swear Off Their Religion and Pledge to Worship Allah

Forced conversions to Islam are as old as the religion itself.I've never understood why it works. Wouldn't you quietly seethe with anger or stew in resentment over having been made to give up the sacred beliefs that you and your forefathers swore by?I'm not puzzled by what brings about acute forced conversions. Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn’t Teach Your Children That Hell is Real

Dan Arel has written a wonderful book about raising children as an atheist parent. It goes well beyond how to deal with baptisms, extended family members, etc. Dan also discusses equality, homosexuality, race, and other ways religion...Show More Summary

Two Americans Who Contracted Ebola Are Released from the Hospital. Guess Who’s Getting Credit for Their Recovery?

Yesterday, Dr. Kent Brantly, who caught the Ebola virus while doing mission work in Liberia, was released from the hospital with all expectations of a full recovery very soon. And he knew exactly who to thank: His doctors. God.

Oklahoma Archbishop Drops Lawsuit After Satanists Return Consecrated Communion Wafers

I posted the other day about how Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley filed a lawsuit against the Satanic group planning a Black Mass because he said they stole a consecrated communion wafer. Yesterday, Adam Daniel and his Dakhma of Angra Mainyu group put a stop to the lawsuit by turning over any communion wafers they were planning to use.

British ISIS Fan Aims To Become the First Woman To Cut Off a Western Hostage’s Head

Via the Telegraph, proof that women in Islam are perhaps equal to men after all:A female jihadist from London has vowed to become the first female to behead a western prisoner in Syria.Khadijah Dare, who is originally from Lewisham in south east London, took to Twitter to celebrate the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley.

The Armagayddon is Coming Soon

In a hilarious promotional video for Ireland's LGBT Noise March for Marriage, this straight couple talks about the horrors that will befall them if gay marriage is legalized:

Secular Student Alliance Announces Scholarships for Young Activists

For the first time ever, the Secular Student Alliance is giving away scholarships, ranging from $250 to $500, to student activists in college or grad school:

Amish Father Nixes Cops’ Request For a Picture of His Kidnapped Daughter, Because It Would Displease God

When two preteen sisters were abducted from the town of Oswegatchie in upstate New York recently, police quickly sprang into action. Naturally, officers asked the parents for photos of their daughters, so that the girls' likenesses could...Show More Summary

New Policy in Town of Greece (NY) May Stop Atheists from Delivering Invocations

Last month, atheist Dan Courtney delivered an invocation at the Greece (New York) Town Board meeting, making him the first atheist to do so at the focal point of this spring's Supreme Court ruling. Remember: This is the town that had...Show More Summary

Catholic Archdiocese: Don’t Support the ALSA with the Ice Bucket Challenge Since They Do Embryonic Stem Cell Research

There are plenty of good reasons not to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge taking over your Facebook timeline -- it's annoying, it's repetitious, just give the ALS the damn money and stop making a charade out of it -- but leave it to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to find one of the worst reasons:

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