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A New Children’s Book Explores How to Make the Most of Life (God Not Included)

Michelle Iturrate has written a short neat book for children all about exploring the world without the filter of religion. It's called How: A Day in the Life of a Young Humanist (Young Humanist Books, LLC).

Center For Inquiry Will Testify Against Homeopathy During Upcoming FDA Hearings

The Food and Drug Administration has finally decided to hold public hearings regarding the regulation of homeopathic drugs, and it's good to know that the Center For Inquiry, which has long campaigned against the selling of the expensive placebo masquerading as real medicine, will be providing testimony:

Weekend Coffee: April 18

The National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon is almost here again! If you’ve got a few dollars to spare and want to help strike down barriers to choice, please donate to my wife Elizabeth and her team, At Your Cervix. • The construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is being blockaded by protesters who [Read More...]

Irish Atheist Exposes Jury Duty Loophole After Getting Ordained as Pastafarian Minister

Ireland allows religious leaders (priests, ministers, etc.) to get out of jury duty because, the reasoning goes, their congregations need them at all times. It's a convenient excuse that privileges those leaders over teachers, CEOs,Show More Summary

Another Compilation of Lawrence Krauss’ Best Arguments and Retorts

Even more great stuff in this compilation of physicist Lawrence Krauss' best arguments and retorts:

College Atheist Group Erects Signs on Campus with Thought-Provoking Questions

Yesterday, the Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison put up a bunch of signs on campus hoping to start some conversations. It was all part of Ask An Atheist Day:

In Canada, Government Prayer Ban is Already Being Tested

A couple of days ago, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the city of Saguenay in Quebec could not have Catholic prayers at meetings (as was tradition). While the decision was a welcome one, it was also narrow, applying only to Saguenay. What about other cities with religious invocations?Well, one mayor is already testing the law by saying he ain't getting rid of his prayers:

After Teenager is Killed in Shooting, Local Sheriff Blames Lack of God and Prayer in Schools

14-year-old DezJuan Sanders was killed in a shooting earlier this week in Elkhart, Indiana. It's a devastating loss that's rattled the community, and on Wednesday, citizens had a chance to ask questions to community leaders.While some...Show More Summary

What To Do (and What Not To Do) If Someone Threatens Your Kid with Hell

Suppose you're a non-believer and someone tells your child that he will go to Hell for not believing a certain thing or because he's not baptized. What do you do? Whether it’s at school, or with friends, or at a religious event of some...Show More Summary

A Public High School in Georgia Just Had a Local Church “Present the Gospel” to Students

Troup County Comprehensive High School is the place that recently invited Creationist Eric Hovind to give an anti-evolution presentation under the guise of teaching critical thinking. Principal Chip Medders defended the invitation, saying...Show More Summary

Cochran (Georgia) City Council Will Hoist Christian Flag Above Courthouse, Against Attorney’s Advice

The city council members in Cochran, Georgia have a novel way of settling church/state separation issues. Like hoisting a Christian flag in front of the courthouse.They just figure out what the majority wants and follow suit:

If This Man Gets His Way, There Will Soon Be a Replica of Noah’s Ark in Jacksonville

Watch out, Ken Ham. You have company.The city of Jacksonville, Florida is trying to sell off a huge 40-acre tract of land (the Shipyards) near downtown and they're currently taking bids from developers.Option 1: Iguana Investments, which...Show More Summary

I Love the Woman Invoking the “Religious Freedom” Argument to Keep Feeding the Homeless… but She’s Still Wrong

For nearly a decade, Joan Cheever (below) has been handing out food to the homeless in San Antonio, but she was given a ticket last week:

Here’s How We Could See an Atheist Member of Congress in 2016

At the moment, there are no openly non-theistic members of Congress. There was Rep. Pete Stark up until 2012... and then nobody.But there's reason to think that could change in 2016.Here's how it would work.Last month, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced that she would be retiring after nearly three decades in the Senate.

Top Doctors Ask Columbia University to Remove Dr. Oz from Faculty for “Promoting Quack Treatments and Cures”

Dr. Mehmet Oz isn't just a TV host. He's a real doctor (a good one at that) who holds a very credible position as the Vice Chair of Columbia University's Department of Surgery. That's incredibly frustrating to leaders in the medicalShow More Summary

When Amber Was Religious, She Fought a Preschool Prayer and Got Bullied by Christians… Now She’s an Atheist

In 2013, during a Texas preschool's "graduation" ceremony, one of the teachers urged a student to say "In Jesus' name, Amen."Amber Barnhill (below) was a parent at that ceremony and was surprised by what she heard. She didn't want to make a big deal out of it -- it was probably just an innocent mistake, right? So she just had a chat with the teacher to let her know the problem:

Atlas Shrugged: Welcome to Atlantis

Atlas Shrugged, part III, chapter I And now, we embark on the third and final part of Atlas Shrugged. When we left off at the conclusion of Part II, it was on a cliffhanger: Dagny’s plane was spiraling down for a crash landing, plummeting into a mysterious valley that seemingly appeared out of nowhere. Part [Read More...]

This Swingers Club Was Banned from Opening Near a Christian School… Until the Owners Rebranded It As a Church

Earlier this year, a swingers club wanted to open up right across from Goodpasture Christian School in Nashville, Tennessee. Not on purpose, of course, but because it was in a good location. It's not like the two would have anythingShow More Summary

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