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  • Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

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    Loren Miller
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before he was beheaded, standing next to his masked executioner. The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign tells truths about Islam and jihad that the U.S. government and mainstream media ignore. "Our organization has created this campaign in order to educate people about Jihad," Geller told 1010 WINS. "I don't think the…
  • Atheist Life Hacks: How To Get Chills From The Supernatural

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    Godless Mom
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    GM Note: In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I would tell you guys a more chilling story. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that I am an atheist because I have never had anything truly inexplicable happen to me that most would attribute to some supernatural force. I have. I have had plenty of strange and terrifyingly inexplicable things happen in my life, but it doesn’t and will never change the fact that just because I can’t explain it myself, does not mean it can’t be explained in scientific terms. Something that I always say to those who offer their own…
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    Andrew Hall
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
  • The Reason Revolution: Political Implications of Atheism

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    God is Pretend
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    This is an excerpt from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion by Dan Dana, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon ($0.99). Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. Thank you! More info: dandana.us/atheism —> Follow The Reason Revolution on Twitter <— ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Politics matter. It is through instruments of government that politics impact people. If politics were not infused with religious ideology, it would matter little that…
  • City Mandates Children Wear Police-Style Body Cams Around Priests

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    Andrew Hall
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Local officials tell Catholics, "It's for the kids."Cambridge, MA Alfred Cunnard, City Manager, has signed a bill mandating that any child under the age of 14 who is within eye shot of a Catholic Priest must wear a body cam similar to the ones that many police departments have recently adopted.The new law is filed under the Title 9 Public Peace, Morals, and Welfare city ordinances.The official body cam for Cambridge, MA youths.(b) Whenever a child [as defined as anyone under 14 years of age] is within the viewing distance of a person who is recognized as an official of the Roman…
 
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  • “Graveyard of the Gods” in Texas Clearly Rubbed Someone the Wrong Way

    Hemant Mehta
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Because it’s Halloween, a few campus atheist groups have been setting up a Graveyard of the Gods, reminding students that there are other deities besides their own who were once worshiped, believed in… and forgotten.And whatever Higher Power you believe in will eventually join those ranks.At Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi, the setup looked like this:In their case, someone vandalized one of the signs by writing “He Reigns Forever” over the actual wording:Despite that setback, it looks like it was a pretty successful event. It’s not the only one,…
  • This Arizona News Station Found Only One Pastor Willing to Appear on TV to Speak Out Against Marriage Equality…

    Hemant Mehta
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    A local ABC reporter in Arizona was asking locals what they thought about gay marriage recently… and she found a couple people who just shrugged it off like it was no big deal, which is the right reaction.Most pastors, who oppose marriage equality, refused to go on camera. (Were they ashamed? Because they should be.)But the reporter found one pastor willing to talk to her.Take a guess… Then watch:I’m totally against it. I think homosexuality is disgusting.In Pastor Steven Anderson‘s view, civil rights should be decided by majority vote.You have to love, though, how,…
  • The Force Grows Stronger: BBC Says That 2,000 People in the U.K. Are Serious Followers of “Jediism”

    Terry Firma
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    It started as a popular inside joke among U.K. atheists: when asked to divulge their faith on the 2001 Census form, almost 400,000 non-believers — 0.7 percent of the population — claimed to be practitioners of Jediism. Yes, as in Star Wars.Somehow, over the years, that little bit of mischief gave birth to an actual belief system with a real theology — for some. The BBC, quoting a Cambridge University researcher, says that there are currently about two thousand self-identifying Jedi in the country who are serious about their…
  • Former Marine Banned from Daughter’s High School After Making Threats Regarding History Unit About Islam

    Hemant Mehta
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Remember last week when a parent flipped out because his son was learning about Islam in history class?It’s happening again.This time, Kevin Wood, a former Marine, was furious because his daughter was being educated about Islam at La Plata High School in Maryland. And how dare she learn about what more than a billion people believe?!“It’s not a religion my husband believes in,” Kevin’s wife, Melissa, tells Yahoo Parenting. “My husband’s issues, and mine too, are that they’re teaching Islam, but they are not teaching the current events on Islam. They are making Islam sound…
  • I Owe an Apology to the Freedom From Atheism Foundation, Though They’re Not Completely Off the Hook

    Hemant Mehta
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The other day, I posted a video that tore apart a group called the “Freedom From Atheism Foundation.” I’ve had issues with some of the things they’d done in the past, so when I saw the video, it just seemed to fall in line with the thoughts I already had about the group. Because of that, I didn’t bother to check out the claims for myself… which is especially careless since I often tell other atheists to do the same thing.The main charge in the video is that FFAF claims to have the support of several legal organizations, yet when the video’s creator…
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  • Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

    Loren Miller
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on The Daily Kos, my immediate reaction was, Say WHAT?!?============================== Ellen Bogan expects police to protect and serve — not proselytize. But she says Indiana State Police Trooper Brian Hamilton pitched Christianity to her when he pulled her over for an alleged traffic violation in August on U.S. 27 in Union County. With the lights on his marked police car still flashing, the trooper handed Bogan a warning ticket. Then, Bogan said, Hamilton posed some personal questions. Did she have a home…
  • CBS bans ad for separation of church and state

    Ruth Anthony-Gardner
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    CBS Bans Atheist Group's Ad Advocating For Separation Of Church And State CBS has refused to air a 30-second spot featuring Ron Reagan, that asks for viewers to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Ron Reagan recorded a simple 30-second ad for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). In it, the liberal political analyst and son of the former President says he is "an unabashed atheist," and "alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government." Reagan asks viewers "to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest and most effective association of…
  • Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

    Loren Miller
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before he was beheaded, standing next to his masked executioner. The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign tells truths about Islam and jihad that the U.S. government and mainstream media ignore. "Our organization has created this campaign in order to educate people about Jihad," Geller told 1010 WINS. "I don't think the…
  • Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

    Grinning Cat
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with "Desecration of a Venerated Object" and faces up to two years in a juvenile facility after posting this photo on Facebook. Teen May Get 2 Years For Pic Of Fake Oral Sex With Jesus (PHOTO) [HuffPost] The relevant [?] state law [which has no place in a secular government that purports to uphold freedom of expression!] defines "desecration" as "Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise, physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action."…
  • Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

    Joe
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with no religious belief at all, particularly atheists. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/07/31/atheist-philanthropist-makes-10000-donation-to-support-right-wing-watch-blog/
 
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  • Atlas Shrugged: Violence Vouchers

    Adam Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter VI To finish off this chapter, I want to flash back to an earlier scene. In it, the villains are discussing the one part of Directive 10-289 they’re worried they may not have the power to implement: the part about the state taking over all existing patents. Somehow, they have [Read More...]
  • Book Review: Recovering Agency

    Adam Lee
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    (Note: This review was solicited and is written in accordance with this site’s policy for such reviews.) At the American Atheists convention in Salt Lake City this year, I toured the grounds of the Mormon temple with some other attendees. At the time, I thought of it as an exercise in appreciating wacky religious camp. [Read More...]
  • New on the Guardian: The Millennials and the Midterms

    Adam Lee
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    My newest column on the Guardian is up! It’s titled “Godless millennials could end the political power of the religious right“, and it concerns the demographic trends toward a more secular America that I’ve been covering for some time. In it, I argue that there’s evidence these trends are making themselves felt in electoral politics. [Read More...]
  • Friday Night Music: The Dollyrots

    Adam Lee
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It’s Friday, and after a week like this one, I’m guessing we could all use something upbeat to ease into the weekend. So here’s a blast of pure sonic joy from the Dollyrots, a pop-punk band fronted by the husband-wife duo of Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas. This is one of my favorites off their [Read More...]
  • Atlas Shrugged: The Living Wage

    Adam Lee
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter VI At the end of their conference, the villains agree to put Directive 10-289 into effect. When Dagny reads about it in the morning paper, she bursts into Jim’s office, announces that she’s quitting, and storms out: The newspaper was twisted into a roll by the time she stood before [Read More...]
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  • Letters to God

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    By recent ex-convert ~ I thought this would be an important time in my life to write my departure from Christianity and god. I’m 35 years old and I can say that I was in the church for 33 years maybe it was 33 and ½. Just kidding, if anyone gets the jesus reference? But seriously, I got saved when I was four with my mom asking me if I wanted to accept jesus into my heart followed up closely with do you want to be baptized by the holy spirit. I was four, of course I would accept, I mean the woman who had raised me along with my dad was asking me if I believed in their god before I really…
  • Screwed Up Beyond Belief, Chapter 11, Patience Rewarded

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    By Ex-Pastor Dan ~ Let’s Back Up for just a MomentI had put in one year of college as soon as I graduated high school in 1969. After that freshman year, I decided to take the next year off and visit my brother, TM, in Brooklyn, New York. He had recently left our home church, where he had been Brother Mac’s Assistant Pastor, and answered God’s call to join David Wilkerson’s street ministry - Teen Challenge. Wilkerson’s outreach to the “gangs” of New York had been spotlighted in his hugely popular book (later a movie) ‘The Cross and the Switchblade’. TM and I were raised in…
  • A message to my old christian friends

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    By Anne R Keye ~ GOD SAYS “I CREATE EVIL!” WHAT? Well here it is dear reader and it is not pleasant reading I can tell you, but if you can walk the walk and have the courage of your convictions then read on,God says in Isaiah 45:7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.—Isaiah 45:7Now let us read that again, “I make peace AND CREATE EVIL, I THE LORD do all these things.” Hmm, so god or yaweh or whoever you wish to pass the buck to is the creator of evil.Remember Isiah 45.7 dear christian reader because this will solve all…
  • On the night that Jesus was born...

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Carolyn Hyppolite ~ Think about any nativity you have passed by around Christmas, what are the components? Mary adoringly staring at her son, Joseph standing behind her oozing with paternal confidence, farm animals surrounding the humble Jesus, Shepherds on bended knee, and wise men bearing gifts.The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, supposedly the place of Jesus' birth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)As a Christian, you assume that is one part of one coherent Biblical account. As you read the Gospels, you forget the details from Matthew that are not found in the Gospel of Luke and vice versa.
  • MY JOURNEY TOWARD ATHEISM

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    By Ben Love ~ I never thought I’d be writing an essay like this one. It never even occurred to me that such a thing could ever be possible. Nevertheless, here I sit, typing it, hoping to formulate my thoughts into a cohesive argument to describe how a man who once would have gladly laid down his life for Jesus Christ became an implacable atheist. Yes, I was a Christian. And I wasn’t one of those moderately involved ones either; I was hardcore. I worked at several different churches and even help start a few. I went on mission trips. I was instrumental developing Christian communities on…
 
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  • Why I Am So Fond of Halloween

    Jack Vance
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Costumers in bar, Halloween in New Orleans. Jesus! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)October has been my favorite month for as long as I can remember, and I always look forward to Halloween even though I haven't really celebrated it since college. I recognize that the appeal of Halloween for me today comes mostly from a combination of nostalgia, the long awaited change in the Mississippi heat, and the many horror films one can find on TV. The terror some Christians experience in response to Halloween is just an added perk.What I most remember about Halloween from my childhood is the palpable sense of…
  • Outrage Culture: When You're the Target

    Jack Vance
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    If you contribute online atheist-oriented content in the form of blog posts, podcasts, YouTube videos, or social media posts, you will likely be the target of outrage culture sooner or later. If you think you'll be immune because you do not have enough traffic or status to be a worthwhile target, think again. All it takes is someone who is deemed a worthwhile target sharing your content to get the attention of those who would seek to punish you.So what should you do when it is your turn to be the target of the perpetually outraged? There is unlikely to be a one-size-fits-all approach, but…
  • Ouija Boards and the Demonic

    Jack Vance
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Original ouija board (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Have you seen the previews for the new horror movie that just opened called Ouija? It looks quite silly, but the previews were enough to bring back memories of something I'd long forgotten: the sheer terror with which some evangelical fundamentalist Christians regard the Ouija board. And with Jesus Ween right around the corner, I thought this would be an appropriate time to share some thoughts on this subject.Before the age of 14, I'd never heard of Ouija boards. That would change when a friend showed up to a party with one. I believe his goal was…
  • Mormons: Our Underwear is Not Magic

    Jack Vance
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Temple garments, underwear worn by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS; Mormons). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)According to Kate Seamons' recent article for Newser, the LDS Church recently put out a video to clear up misconceptions about their infamous "temple garment." What they want to address, specifically, is the suggestion that there is something "magic" about these garments. Good for them! For entirely too long, they have attempted to cloak much of their temple ceremony in secrecy, fueling all sorts of rumors and wild speculation about what happens there. More…
  • Some of the Atheists Who Mock Christians Believe in Ghosts

    Jack Vance
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 29th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I have encountered quite a few Christians during the course of my life who report that they believe in angels. This isn't exactly a shocker, is it? The existence of angels is part of mainstream Christian dogma. Even Pope Francis recently weighed in on the subject of angels, reaffirming his belief in their existence.Many atheists are fond of mocking Christians for their belief in angels, and I can't say I blame them. The existence of angels seems every bit as absurd as the…
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  • The Fight for Faith or The Attack on Atheists?

    Jessica Dapson, Contributor
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    (originally posted on blogginbluestocking.blogspot.com) Religion and government—two separate institutions that when combined are the topic of controversy and center of much debate.  Why?  Could it be because our nation lacks a state religion?  Or perhaps it’s the result of heightened discrimination against Christians in the public sphere?  Maybe overwhelming violent acts against, as well as the bullying of, God’s children are occurring more frequently in our public schools?  That’s what many Americans believe.  Atheists are portrayed as iconoclasts, out to destroy all that…
  • DividedUnderGod.com Needs Your Support

    Kevin Davis
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    As many of you are aware, DividedUnderGod.com has been going strong for about 3 years.  In that time, we’ve been able to spread the word about church/state separation issues in the US, assist Margaret Doughty in her fight for American citizenship, and introduce the concept of progressive atheism to readers.  Along with the website, DividedUnderGod has a loyal following on Twitter and Facebook, and the site’s YouTube channel was launched this week. All of these things take time, and unfortunately money to produce and maintain.  In order to offset some of that, after much…
  • Announcement: YouTube Channel Launched!

    Kevin Davis
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Happy Monday! Yesterday, I led a talk at the Central New York Humanist Association meeting, entitled “How Partnership and Progressive Atheism Leads to Understanding.”  It was the first presentation related to my book, Understanding an Atheist.  The talk was recorded and is the first video to be featured on a new YouTube channel dedicated to DividedUnderGod. I plan to follow up with short video discussions of many of the articles written on this site, as well as videos related to current church/state issues and Progressive Atheism.  So please visit and subscribe! If you…
  • If Atheists Want to Change Perceptions, They Need to Stop Acting Like This

    Kevin Davis
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Today started like any other day for me.  I got up and got myself and my son ready for the day.  I took him to school and I went back home to work.  At some point in the morning, a headline caught my attention about a 22-month-old boy, Brayden King, who died by drowning in a baptismal fountain in Alabama.  I clicked on the story and read that the toddler’s mother was in church preparing for a prayer meeting and her 13-year-old daughter was put in charge of the boy.  After losing track of Brayden, she searched for him and found him unconscious in the baptismal fountain.  He…
  • My conversation about slavery with a Mormon apologetic

    Kevin Davis
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Occasionally I pop onto Twitter and search for “atheist” or “atheism” to see what people are saying.  For the most part I’m looking for new people to follow who may have interesting things to say, or I’m looking for people who are looking for help in relating to atheists and offering my book as an aid.  Last night I came across a gentleman who decided it would be cool to tweet out to the world, “To Atheist; God keeps his promises, he never lies, try him.”  Now, normally I don’t seek these types of people out, but since he started out…
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  • The Reason Revolution: Political Implications of Atheism

    God is Pretend
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    This is an excerpt from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion by Dan Dana, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon ($0.99). Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. Thank you! More info: dandana.us/atheism —> Follow The Reason Revolution on Twitter <— ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Politics matter. It is through instruments of government that politics impact people. If politics were not infused with religious ideology, it would matter little that…
  • What good is evolution denial?

    God is Pretend
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    While doing some research for this image, I found a page on Answers in Genesis matching my search terms. Never one to pass up a quick laugh, I clicked through to see what “answer” Genesis could provide me on the similarities between human DNA and the DNA of both chimpanzees and bonobos. I did not expect to see what I saw. I expected some passionate claim that God is the creator of everything and that’s that. Instead, I found a detailed article written by Dr. David DeWitt. My first question was “Doctor of what?” As it turns out, he has a Ph.D. in neuroscience…
  • The Reason Revolution: The One True Religion?

    God is Pretend
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    This is an excerpt from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion by Dan Dana, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon ($0.99). Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. Thank you! More info: dandana.us/atheism —> Follow The Reason Revolution on Twitter <— ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This is the first of nine upcoming posts describing “Reasons for Skepticism” derived from scientific discovery, not from wishful speculations about the…
  • The Reason Revolution: Historical Context

    God is Pretend
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    This is an excerpt from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion by Dan Dana, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon ($0.99). Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. Thank you! More info: dandana.us/atheism —> Follow The Reason Revolution on Twitter <— ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A quiet revolution is underway. We hear no gunfire. No armies are engaged in battle. No violent overthrow of political regimes is occurring. This is a peaceful evolution,…
  • Semen on the Mount

    God is Pretend
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    I recently came across a blog post of one Christian woman’s non-existent sex life and how proud of herself she is for denying herself physical intimacy outside of marriage. And before you ask, no she doesn’t double click her own mouse, the sinfulness of which is detailed in another holier-than-thou post so repressively titled “The M-Word.” I’m not going criticize her for her complete lack of explicit scriptural reference in her writings. As anyone familiar with the Bible can tell you, almost any passage in isolation can be used to justify pretty much anything.
 
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  • Noah Lugeons

    Christopher Thielen
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Noah Lugeons hosts The Scathing Atheist, a straight-to-the-point, explicit language-bearing show by atheists for atheists. Tom interviews Noah to explore the appeal of this particular brand of atheism.
  • Orthodox men ‘bullying’ female airline passengers

    Christopher Thielen
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Flight delays and accusations of sexism are abound in flights to and from Tel Aviv due to ultra-orthodox Jewish men’s refusal to sit next to female passengers. Speaking on a radio show in Israel, former executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Elana Sztokman explains: What happened to me on this flight isn’t that different from what […]
  • Matt Dillahunty

    Christopher Thielen
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Tom chats with The Atheist Experience host and public speaker Matt Dillahunty.
  • Sacramento Freethought Day 2014

    Tom Beasley
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Every year in Sacramento locals host a secular convention called Sacramento Freethought Day.  This year the event is at the state capitol on October 12.  The event is for “freethinkers” to come together and enjoy a day full of speakers and activities.  There will be booths from a variety of groups to visit and get […]
  • Israel/Palestine: Is religion really the problem?

    Christopher Thielen
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Robin, Chris Lazare, and Tom sit down to tackle the question: what role does religion really play in the Israel/Palestine conflict? Why is it incorrect to consider the conflict centuries old? Listen in as we explore this divisive and important issue.
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  • City Mandates Children Wear Police-Style Body Cams Around Priests

    Andrew Hall
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Local officials tell Catholics, "It's for the kids."Cambridge, MA Alfred Cunnard, City Manager, has signed a bill mandating that any child under the age of 14 who is within eye shot of a Catholic Priest must wear a body cam similar to the ones that many police departments have recently adopted.The new law is filed under the Title 9 Public Peace, Morals, and Welfare city ordinances.The official body cam for Cambridge, MA youths.(b) Whenever a child [as defined as anyone under 14 years of age] is within the viewing distance of a person who is recognized as an official of the Roman…
  • Atheist Motivational Poster

    Andrew Hall
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
  • President Obama Chooses Snake Handler as Faith-Based Ebola Czar

    Andrew Hall
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Obama calls upon a higher power.Washington DC President Obama announced today that he is appointing Reverend Allister Grebe as the official Ebola Faith-Based Czar. Rev. Grebe heads  Calaveras County's Ark of the Covenant Baptist Church in Kentucky, and is a proud member of a family whose men have taken up metaphorical crosses and very real rattlesnakes in the service of Jesus.Up until now the White House had stated that American churches, mosques, and temples had been doing a commendable job calling upon divine assistance in the fight against the Ebola virus. However, as Republicans…
  • Alabama State Representative Candidate States Atheists are Worse than Satanists

    Andrew Hall
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Russellville, Alabama Warren "Boilerplate" Hershel III, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 2nd District, did not set off a political firestorm when he stated that "atheists are worse than Satanists." Mr Hershel made the remark while hosting the weekly meat raffle at Christ's Baptist Church. The crowd, made up of elderly members of the congregation, simply looked at each other and nodded in silent approval."At least you know where you stand with the Satanists," yelled out Mathew King, long time resident. "Atheists? Don't they worship Hitler?"Mr Hershel III replied that…
  • Left Behind, #ImARepublican, and Atheist NFL Players

    Andrew Hall
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
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  • Plausible?

    Neno December
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    This morning, as I was going through my Twitter timeline I stumbled upon a little gem. Apparently, it is being reported that Michelle Bachman has recently said:"If dinosaur bones have been buried millions of years why are they so clean when they're in museums? They would be dirty. And if the dinosaur bones are real, why do they need wire to keep them together?"Not sure how accurate this quote is, I did a bit of research to find the source but I came up empty handed. Personally, I don't think Bachman did make such a statement. However, would it be surprising if she did? Unfortunately, the…
  • Plato's "Republic" Book VII (514a-521b) Summary

    Neno December
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Book VII, specifically 514a-517c, is perhaps the most well-known and widely read part of the Republic—it is here that Plato presents the reader with the famous “allegory of the cave”. As it is explicitly stated at the beginning of Book VII, the intended meaning of the allegory is to illustrate the way in which education and or lack of it effects human nature (514a). Furthermore, in book VI, Socrates attempts to explain the Form of the Good by using two analogies; the sun (507c-509d) and the analogy of the divided line (509d-511d). Keeping in line with theme of “three’s”, as well…
  • My Short Story: Justifying "Knowing"

    Neno December
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Regrettably, until the age of 22 I did not have an ounce of curiosity in my bones. I never gave much thought to how the universe began to exist? How the stars and planets formed? How life began? Why do we behave the way we do? Is there a purpose to all of which we observe? These were the questions I thought at one time I had the absolute answers to, not through investigations, but through mere faith. The answer was a simple one—“God did it”; but not any god, my particular deity was responsible and the only sufficient answer. There was no mystery. But all of a sudden six years ago,…
  • ICR's Brian Thomas and 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

    Neno December
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    In a new article penned by ICR’s Brian Thomas, European Spacecraft's Comet Close-up a World First, argues that the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is not as old as it is suggested. He writes,“"In the same period, first measurements from the Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter, MIRO, suggested that the comet was emitting water vapour into space at about 300 millilitres per second," according to the ESA. That's over six-thousand gallons per day! At that rate, the whole comet—assuming it's made entirely of water ice—would melt into space after only hundreds of thousands…
  • Homeopathy: "Medicine" That Has No Medicine

    Neno December
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    This subset system of alternative medicine originated in 1796 by a German physician named Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. It all began when Hahnemann gave up his medical practice because he objected to the methods used that he was taught in his time (he claimed that the medicine seemed to be doing more harm than good). While translating a book called A Treatise on the Materia Medica (he made his living mainly from writing and translating), he encountered the claim that a particular bark (from a Peruvian tree called "cinchona") was effective in treating malaria because of its…
 
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  • I Ain’t Got No Santeria: Zombies, Blood Sacrifice and Magic

    Godless Mom
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Double-tap that fucker. Santeria is a religion that originated in Africa and is now most often practiced in the Caribbean and southern states. It ties many of its beliefs, rituals and symbolism in with Catholicism, but takes it to a whole new, creepy level. Here are 6 of the creepiest things about Santeria: 1. Zombies – These aren’t your typical walkers, and there’s no #DarkRick around to rip open their heads with a stale tortilla or L’il Asskicker’s rattle. No, these zombies have been claimed to be fucking real. Originally, the myth began that Voodoo and…
  • Atheist Life Hacks: How To Get Chills From The Supernatural

    Godless Mom
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    GM Note: In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I would tell you guys a more chilling story. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that I am an atheist because I have never had anything truly inexplicable happen to me that most would attribute to some supernatural force. I have. I have had plenty of strange and terrifyingly inexplicable things happen in my life, but it doesn’t and will never change the fact that just because I can’t explain it myself, does not mean it can’t be explained in scientific terms. Something that I always say to those who offer their own…
  • Am I Indoctrinating My Kids With Atheism?

    Godless Mom
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    A new video about whether or not you can actually indoctrinate your kids with atheism. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. If you enjoy my blog and videos, consider becoming my Patron. All Patron donations go towards hosting, domain names, and more time creating. Click here.
  • 3 Reasons Why #NormalizeAtheism Is A Good Thing

    Godless Mom
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    On Twitter, recently, a new hashtag has been making the rounds. #NormalizeAtheism is the brain baby of atheist activist Mark Nebo, who is otherwise known for his founding of Be Secular and co-hosting the Ra-Men podcast. The goal of the hashtag is, as it sounds, to build awareness for atheism, make evident our numbers and encourage more people to come out as a nonbeliever. This past Sunday, Mark joined Paul from the Quranify Me podcast on Thought Prophets to debate the value of the hashtag. Paul had previously posted a video of his own on YouTube more or less discussing what he did not like…
  • Share My Wife: The Brand New Reason For Not Supporting Gay Marriage

    Godless Mom
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Aside from feeling a powerful urge to gouge your eyes out with a shredded Bud Light can while they talk, you wanna know the easiest way to tell if someone is a fucking idiot? Ask them to explain why they hold a certain opinion. An intelligent person will provide evidence. An idiot will drool all over more of their opinions to back up their first. This evil Christmas cracker certainly didn’t break that mold. Godless Mom isn’t scared by much. Things with 8 legs, losing a loved one and this note at the beginning of Denny Burk’s article: NOTE: Denny Burk will be one of the…
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