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A Discussion Between Atheists and Mormons: Exposing Myths and Dispelling Stereotypes

As a prelude to the American Atheists National Convention taking place this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, a panel discussion was held Wednesday night between atheists Dave Silverman and author Joanne Hanks and Mormon authors Drs. J. B. Haws and Richard Holzapfel:

Someone’s Been Messing with Westboro Baptist Church on Google Maps…

I don't know which one of you is messing with Google Maps, but I have to admit these labels in Topeka, Kansas are pretty accurate:
(Thanks to @JakeBe5 for the link!)

Ellery Schempp, Who Helped Put a Stop to Bible Readings in Public Schools, Applauds Ayaan Hirsi Ali for Her Courage

This is a guest post by Ellery Schempp. Ellery's protest against mandatory Bible readings at his public school played a pivotal role leading to the Supreme Court's 1963 decision to end the practice.
*** Last week, Brandeis University offered an honorary doctorate to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and then quickly rescinded it when Muslim groups complained. Among other responses, I particularly enjoyed American Atheists' President David Silverman's open letter to the school's president, in which he stated he was "ashamed of [his] association with Brandeis University."

There Will Be Blood: Filipino Christians Whip Themselves Silly for the Lord

'Tis the season for bloodletting in the Philippines:
Many Filipino devotees perform religious penance during the week leading up to Easter Sunday as a form of worship and supplication, a practice discouraged by Catholic bishops, but widely believed by devotees to cleanse sins, cure illness and even grant wishes.
And so they carry their 60-pound crosses while inviting bystanders to beat and kick them. Others whip themselves for hours until their backs are raw and bloody.

In Downtown Chicago, a Catholic Group’s Easter Display Has Some Godless Company

If were to walk around Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, you might see a giant 14-foot cross and image of Jesus put up by a Christian group:
It's legal. They requested and received permission to do it. But that means everyone else gets to join in the fun! Which is why the Metropolitan Chicago chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation put up its own display yesterday:

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Comment by qıƃ ɟ ǝıɔɐɹʇ on September 12, 2009 at 2:07pm
Stephen Murphy said: "Someone with pretty brown hair was cropped out of your photo!"

I just thought that Hemant was sporting his Sanjaya Malakar left-side ponytail look. ...spoken by a fellow off-center photograph sporter...

(love me some Sanjaya)
Comment by Marc Draco on August 23, 2009 at 1:54pm
Gotta love these guys http://www.illinoisfamily.org/news/contentview.asp?c=34504 - what ever happened to freedom of speech, love thy neighbor, etc.?

LOL. You go for it man!
Comment by Blake Mitchell on August 4, 2009 at 3:53pm
are there any atheist in Princeton or Trenton?

I am trying to get a meet up going and right now we have 4 people including me. I want to get a few more people if possible.Head over to the New Jersey Atheists discussion forum and make a post.
Comment by animus on August 2, 2009 at 2:48am
My bark is worse than my bite...woof! Glad to attach myself to the lighter side of atheism. My whole family is (morbidly) religious. Have learned attacking is not always a good option. So will go to my little corner for now... thanks for training me not to attack when sniffing dogma.
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 30, 2009 at 8:53am
That's okay Danielle. I am not particularly friendly either. Just ask my patrons:)
Comment by Jennifer Parsons on July 10, 2009 at 10:32pm
Hi Friendly Atheists...I think I'm friendly, so I thought I'd join. :-D
Comment by Elessarina on June 3, 2009 at 3:44pm
I will be in Chicago in early September anyone around?
Comment by Fiona on August 25, 2008 at 11:05pm
Love you friendly atheists out there
Thanx for letting me join such a friendly group
x
Fee
Comment by Allytude on August 25, 2008 at 11:02am
Hemant, there seems to be a problem with your site- I cannot access it.

However, the adverts on the right of this page are hilarious
Comment by Daniel Florien on August 21, 2008 at 3:14pm
Keep up the great blogging, Hemant. I'm a daily reader.
 

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