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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit from Parents Who Said Their Son Was Forcibly Baptized

The parents said their developmentally disabled son's court-appointed caregivers were trying to convert him.

Man Blames Las Vegas Massacre on “Anti-Christian Atheism”

A letter like this freaks me out a lot more than someone declaring he's an atheist.

Humanistic Jewish Leader Hopes to Become the First Rabbi in Congress

He says he's "not an atheist" but declined to say much more than that.

Appeals Court Says Giant Christian Cross in Bladensburg, MD is Illegal

The religious elements of this WWI memorial "easily overwhelm" the secular ones, said the judges.

A Reading List on Implicit Bias: Gender

One of the first posts I ever wrote for Daylight Atheism, “On Presuppositions“, discusses how implicit prejudices about race and gender influence our actions – even among people who don’t consciously endorse those prejudices. The post discussed the famous Implicit Association Test, which shows among other things that the vast majority of people take less […]

Dystopia Journal #10: Deathbed Confessions

Republicans are beginning to fear World War III, yet even now they can only speak their mind in whispers.

Sarah Silverman Discusses Extremism with Former Westboro Baptist Church Member

I loved this line: "Extremists generally are not psychopaths. They’re psychologically normal people who’ve been persuaded by bad ideas."

Jim Bakker: Critics Who Quote Me Verbatim Will Eventually Have To Answer To God

If Jim Bakker really wanted people to stop mocking him, he should stop saying things worth mocking.

We’ve Hit Our Goal for Queer Disbelief, a Book About LGBTQ Rights and Atheism

Thanks to all the readers who have supported the project so far!You can still pre-order a copy if you haven't done so already.

Josh Duggar Loses Lawsuit Against Magazine That Exposed His Abuse

I’d like to say I hope he’ll learn a lesson from all this, but that may be too much to ask.

Fort Gordon Soldiers Allegedly Forced to Attend Christian Proselytizing Event

The soldiers say they were forced to attend the Christian event. The military says it was voluntary.It's possible that both sides are at least partly accurate.

Religious Right Group Uses Misleading Survey in Johnson Amendment Repeal Efforts

Alliance Defending Freedom is deliberately misleading Congress by using a survey with poorly designed questions, on purpose, to get the results they want to see.

Hundreds Protest New Mexico’s Proposed Creationist-Friendly Science Standards

If these revised science standards are adopted, it would be bad for students, parents, teachers, and the economy.So why are New Mexico Republicans pushing such a bad idea?

Florida Budget Will Include $1 Million for Jewish Schools to Upgrade Security

I hope the Jewish schools get the upgrades they need, but taxpayers shouldn't be funding it.

Pragmatic Secular Activism

Suppose for a moment that you agree that the U.S. "still has far too many racists" and "a serious race relations problem" (jobsanger). Even among those who agree with these claims, one might expect to find considerable disagreement over what to do about it. Show More Summary

Survey: Most Americans No Longer Believe You Need God To Be Good

This is the result, I think, of more non-religious people identifying themselves as such whenever it's safe to do so.

Atheists Ask TX School District to Take Down Christian Flag Outside High School

The LaPoynor Independent School District needs to obey the law instead of promoting Christianity.

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