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“Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone!” Billboard Goes Up in Lenoir City, Tennessee

Last April, I posted about how the Rationalists of East Tennessee had put up a billboard in Knoxville, Tennessee reading "Don't believe in God? You're not alone!" Despite the month-long contract, the billboard was removed from its location...Show More Summary

This Valentine’s Day Ad Will Drive Christian Conservatives Crazy

In an advertisement that would cause conservative Christian groups like One Million Moms crazy, Dutch electronics company Elgiganten put out a Valentine's Day ad that stresses the beauty of love regardless of who it's between: That roughly translates to: "No matter who you love, you can find the gift from us."

People on Twitter Are Complaining That the Super Bowl Halftime Show Promoted Homosexuality

The Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars, ended with this colorful image reading "Believe in Love": And wouldn't you know it? There were people complaining about it on Twitter, making the case that the NFL was using the halftime show to promote homosexuality:

Super Bowl Scientology Ad Asks “Who Am I?” Here’s the Answer the Church Isn’t Telling You

Earlier tonight, during the Super Bowl, the Church of Scientology aired this ad: It's the fourth straight year the Church has aired a Super Bowl ad -- in certain markets, anyway -- and it may have cost them up to $5 million. I guess they didn't want to spend enough money during the game answering that question, so I'll do it for them:

Podcast Ep. 93: Robyn Blumner, CEO of the Center For Inquiry

Our latest podcast guest is Robyn Blumner, the newly appointed CEO of the Center For Inquiry. Robyn spent 16 years as a nationally syndicated columnist and editorial writer at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper, where she wrote a lot about civil liberties, church/state separation, and free speech issues. Show More Summary

Professor Who Said Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God Parts Ways with Wheaton College

Wheaton College officials have finally apologized to a professor after being mired in a controversy of their own creation.It all began in December when Professor Larycia Hawkins wore a hijab (and posted a picture on Facebook) in solidarity with Muslim women, adding that Muslims and Christians believed in the same God. Show More Summary

What Caused the Big Bang?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: What caused the Big Bang?

A Super Bowl Compilation

Planning to watch the big game today? It is kind of hard to believe this is the 50th Super Bowl. I'm still not sure if I'll bother to watch it this year or not. I don't particularly care for either team, but I really despise the Broncos. Show More Summary

As Long As We All Agree About That Aspect of God

No matter how much we quibble over the God question, surely we can all reach the same conclusion:

Politicians Will Ignore Secular Americans Until We Give Them a Reason to Listen

Author Susan Jacoby has a wonderful op-ed in the New York Times wondering why politicians choose to ignore millions of Secular Americans while pandering to an ever-decreasing religious crowd: The question is not why nonreligious Americans vote for these candidates — there is no one on the ballot who full-throatedly endorses nonreligious humanism — but [Read More...]

Puerto Rico Police Promote Religion with Event “Proclaiming the Favorable Year of the Lord”

Last July, police officers in Puerto Rico set up a roadblock for drivers. But instead of administering sobriety tests or checking for people driving without their licenses, they preached and distributed religious propaganda. It was a...Show More Summary

This Website Will Help You Officially Resign from the Mormon Church

A new website has launched to help Mormons leave the Church for good. QuitMormon offers free legal representation for anyone ready to resign their membership.

The Mormon Church is Opposing a Medical Marijuana Bill That Could Help Thousands of Ailing Patients

A couple of weeks ago, Utah State Senator Mark B. Madsen proposed a bill -- S.B. 73, the Medical Cannabis Act -- that would allow the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from ALS, Alzheimer's, Crohn's, epilepsy, multipleShow More Summary

The History of Japan. In Nine Minutes. Sorta.

I don’t know what I just watched. But I’m pretty sure I now know everything there is to know about the history of Japan. Minus some stuff. Religion makes an appearance at the 0:51 mark: Don’t do drugs, kids. (via Vox)

Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain the Story of Abraham and Isaac

In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty discusses the messed up story of Abraham and Isaac:

For Second Straight Year, Delaware Governor Issues Darwin Day Proclamation

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has once again issued a proclamation in honor of Darwin Day, recognize the accomplishments of Charles Darwin:

Colorado School Says No to Personalized Messages on Nameplates After Donor Requests Bible Verses

When people make a large donation to a university, they sometimes receive the opportunity to put their name on a building. On a smaller scale, too, schools will tell donors that if they make a certain-size donation, they'll get to choose the inscription that goes on a brick (or something similar). Show More Summary

The Relationship Between Atheism and Suicide is More Nuanced Than These Christians Think

On the show Christian Today, Eric Hovind and Paul F. Taylor recently posed a question to atheists: Absent Christianity, why is suicide a bad thing?The pair made the case that Christianity is what fostered the idea that suicide was wrong to begin with, citing everything from ancient Roman times to the Synod of 425 AD to prove their case. Show More Summary

Christian Kid Says That Criticizing Him for Bullying Gay Students is Itself a Form of Bullying

It's one of those popular but illogical "gotchas" of the conservative repertoire: You must "tolerate" intolerance or you're not truly tolerant.This is illogical because it suggests an unattainable, self-defeating view of tolerance that does not at all resemble actual tolerance (or how the real world operates). Show More Summary

Poll Finds That Half of U.S. Believes Muslims Are “Anti-American”

If you had any doubt that GOP rhetoric is ushering in another era of McCarthyism, I present you with the fruit of their efforts.On a day when the President visited a mosque and called for tolerance, the Pew Research Center released a new poll regarding Americans' beliefs about Muslims in the country. What did they find?

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