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I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

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In the Middle East, Some Atheists Fake-Fast During Ramadan To Avoid Detection

Started by Joe. Last reply by Sentient Biped 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

According to a report at Vocativ by Inna Lazareva and Noam Binshtok, some Atheists are even fasting during Ramadan just so no one will catch on.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to Atheist programming will launch on July 29th.…Continue

Colorado House Candidate: If Atheists Undergo Exorcisms, They’ll Be Fine with Graduation Ceremonies in Church

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 8 Replies

A news story that is comical and scary at the same time. He could get elected.…Continue

Public Official: I Would Go to Jail over Jesus' Name

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P yesterday. 5 Replies

Frazier made waves when she defied U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles' order that banned the Board of Carrol County Commissioners from opening meetings with prayers to Jesus, which they had done…Continue

There are states where you technically can’t hold public office if you’re an Atheist

Started by Joe. Last reply by James M. Martin yesterday. 7 Replies

Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who don’t believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you can’t hold civil office or testify in court, while…Continue

How religious are your neighbours? New interactive map of Britain can tell you…

Started by Joe on Monday. 0 Replies

The map, called DataShine was created by Oliver O’Brien at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and shows, among other things, the atheist hot-spots around the UK.…Continue

14 More Companies That Likely Will Deny Employees Birth Control

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P on Sunday. 7 Replies

Monday's Supreme Court decision likely frees them to deny contraception coverage to their employees if they have religious objections.…Continue

Atheist in Nigeria forced to spend 18 days in a psychiatric ward was freed on Tuesday

Started by Joe. Last reply by Plinius on Saturday. 2 Replies

Mr Bala was freed on Tuesday following a strike at the hospital which also saw a number of other patients discharged.…Continue

Map: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.

Started by Joe. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday. 2 Replies

Thousands of schools in states across the country can use taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science.…Continue

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule

Started by Joe on Saturday. 0 Replies

A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government…Continue

Texas Atheists Demand Right To Deliver Invocations At Government Meetings

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 3. 3 Replies

The city of Rowlett’s current policy…Continue

Port Authority of Allegheny County Owes Atheist Groups $60,000 in Settlement After Rejecting Its Bus Ads

Started by Joe Jul 3. 0 Replies

What made the Atheists’ case especially compelling was that the Port Authority rejected the message saying that “noncommercial ads” were not allowed… even though they ran such ads from plenty of…Continue

Mississippi's Religious Freedom Restoration Act goes into effect, sparking protests

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 3. 6 Replies

The law says the government cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices and added “in God we trust” to the state seal.…Continue

Supreme Court will not intervene in fight over San Diego’s Mount Soledad cross

Started by Joe. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jul 3. 2 Replies

The U.S. Supreme Court has for the second time declined to take up the question of whether the cross atop a San Diego war memorial constitutes an illegal endorsement of religion by the federal…Continue

Supreme Court Rules In Hobby Lobby Case, Delivering Blow To Birth Control Coverage

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Jul 1. 5 Replies

Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain store, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Store, a Pennsylvania wood manufacturer owned by a family of Mennonites, challenged the contraception mandate…Continue

England scraps compulsory Christian assemblies in schools because they are 'meaningless' in 21st Century, say governors.

Started by Joe. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 30. 2 Replies

The move was welcomed by the British Humanist Association, whose leaders include the Atheist science Professor Richard Dawkins, and the philosopher AC Grayling. …Continue

Judge Rules Against Public High School Teacher Who Was Promoting Christianity in the Classroom

Started by Joe. Last reply by Warren Jappe Jun 28. 1 Reply

The lawsuit was prompted by a student’s complaint to the Freedom From Religion Foundation.…Continue

Navy Chaplains Obstruct Religious Liberty

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 25. 1 Reply

Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.…Continue

Atheists, the “Ultimate Other” in Turkey

Started by Joe Jun 24. 0 Replies

Atheism Association gives support to non-believers in Turkey. A survey in the article finds that Atheist are preferred as neighbors over people who drink alcohol, or couples who are unmarried. …Continue

Nigeria: Ex-Muslim faces execution for being an Atheist:

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 24. 9 Replies

In Nigeria an outspoken Atheist and ex-Muslim was beaten by his family, placed in a psychiatric hospital and now faces possible execution.…Continue

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Comment by Joseph P on November 6, 2012 at 12:40pm

Niiiiiiice.  Good billboard/banner.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 6, 2012 at 9:09am

Comment by Joseph P on October 29, 2012 at 2:36pm

Biped, I think we beat out some of those countries, in terms of religious stupidity in our government.

Besides, with those Muslim countries you mentioned ... they usually don't get as much into the mystical aspects of the religion.  They're inhuman and heavy-handed in enforcing the will of Allah, but they don't turn to Allah to solve their problems.  I recall a frequently used saying, something to the effect of, "Put your faith in Allah, but hobble your horse."

They use the government to support the religion, rather than trying to use the religion to support the government, if you can appreciate the difference.  In other words, it's like they recognize the religion for what it is: a tool to control the masses.  Legislating prayer to help solve real problems is a higher level of stupidity.

And yeah, TNT, I've heard that some of the more sparsely-populated regions of Canada are wacky, fundie country, just like the rural parts of America are.

Comment by TNT666 on October 28, 2012 at 11:23pm

Bet you didn't know this... Western Canada IS the USA :)

Comment by Sentient Biped on October 28, 2012 at 10:56pm

Well, there's also Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and a significant chunk of Africa.  Maybe India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.....  Vatican City....  Other than those, We're #1! We're #1!

Comment by Joseph P on October 28, 2012 at 9:16pm

Good to see that it's not Americans doing that, for a change.  I sometimes feel like we're the only country run by religious lunatics.

Comment by Karina on October 28, 2012 at 8:59pm

Winnipeg police chief touts prayer to help combat crime

Acting Chief Devon Clunis calls on people to pray for safer city


Read the full news item at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/10/22/mb-winnipeg...

While we're at it, we might also consider closing hospitals and praying for good health!

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 27, 2012 at 3:26am

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 25, 2012 at 1:04pm

I'm guessing this was posted by the one(s)? that sent the death threats...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 23, 2012 at 2:45pm

 

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