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Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat 1 hour 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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P 2 hours ago. 2 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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat 21 hours ago. 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 22 hours ago. 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 Sandi on February 7, 2012 at 9:09am

Alyssa Bustamante, Missouri Teenager, Describes Killing As 'Ahmazing' And 'Pretty Enjoyable

"JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri teenager who admitted stabbing, strangling and slitting the throat of a young neighbor girl wrote in her journal on the night of the killing that it was an "ahmazing" and "pretty enjoyable" experience - then headed off to church with a laugh."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/06/alyssa-bustamante-killing-...

Comment by Sandi on February 7, 2012 at 6:42am

Sex-ed less effective in red states, study says:

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/06/10334156-sex-ed-less-e...

Comment by Sandi on February 7, 2012 at 6:41am

Healing On The Streets Ads Banned: Advertising Standards Authority Bans Ads Touting Divine Healing.

"LONDON (RNS) Britain's powerful media advertising watchdog has banned a Christian group from claiming on its website and brochures that God's cure-all powers can heal a string of medical ailments."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/06/healing-on-the-streets-ads...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 5, 2012 at 8:44pm

hey new addition to the net:
American Atheists' Atheismnews.com

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 4, 2012 at 5:43am

Can the US Army embrace atheists?

s t o k e d
great exposé

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2012 at 4:28am

I found our family, including my atheist grandfather, dead at least 60 years, is now sanctified by the Mormon church. Oh Dear! Granddad would be turning in his grave, if he had a spirit, which he doesn't. 

Comment by TNT666 on February 3, 2012 at 11:11pm

And here's the vid to the de-baptismal :)

Comment by TNT666 on February 3, 2012 at 10:44pm

Oh dear, that atheist father-in-law was baptised into Moronism a full year after his death!!!!!!!!!!! Oh dear me dear me... how can anyone vote Republican I simply do not understand :(

Comment by Joe Tomberlin on February 3, 2012 at 10:03pm

Bill Mahar just de-mormon-baptised Mitt Romney's atheist father-in-law on Real Time. Very funny.

Comment by TNT666 on February 3, 2012 at 5:25am

Bob Barker's been in the news more than usual lately it seems, between funding Sea Sherpherd Conservation Society's "MV/ Bob Barker" and their new helicopter, and saving elephants from living in Canadian zoos, I'm finding myself liking the old guy more and more... then I saw on his MySpace page that he's long been an agnostic... funny how I'd never noticed him on atheist celeb pages...

 

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