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The Battle of Rice

Over at Free Rice, the website that rewards knowledge with donations of free rice to hungry people, the group rankings board shows the #2 group to be “Atheists Giving Aid,” with 62,179,160 grains donated. The #3 group, with 58,333,280 grains of rice donated, is “Christians Fighting World Hunger.” The #1 group, with 70,598,830 grains of [...]

Don’t Believe It? How to See Eddie Izzard for Free in Washington DC March 24

What would you pay to see comedian Eddie Izzard?

What if I told you you didn’t have to pay a thing?

Don’t believe it? Well, your disbelief is kind of the entire point.

Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance let us know about the deal today:

Eddie Izzard will be flying to Washington DC [...]

Two National Secular Rallies This Spring

There are two major national secular rallies in North America this spring – one in Washington D.C., and the other in British Columbia, Canada. [...]

How Is The National Atheist Party Coming Along?

This morning, I decided to check in on the progress National Atheist Party. One sign of progress is that the National Atheist Party has its own web site now. The first meeting of the National Atheist Party is also set for just a few days from now, this Saturday in Schaumburg, Illinois. [...]

National Atheist Party An Irrational Organization

It’s because I value the separation of the church and state that I can’t support the National Atheist Party. The National Atheist Party can’t succeed in putting any politicians in elected office in these conditions, and so, the National Atheist Party will succeed only in depicting atheists as an isolated, ineffective fringe. [...]

Good Without God Billboard Removed from Columbus… After Church Objects

The Freedom From Religion Foundation got all the details right when it posted a billboard featuring the friendly face of Dylan Galos in Columbus, Ohio. The billboard, which featured the words “I can be good without God,” wasn’t posted on public land or with public money — it was placed on private property using privately [...]

Perhaps they’ll be Joined by some Communist Stockbrokers

2012 Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, trying to have it both ways in a speech at John Hagee‘s Cornerstone Church on March 27 2011:

I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re [...]

UK Now a Secular Majority, Christian Minority Nation

A nod of the nose to Secular News Daily for tipping me off to the results of the 2009 British Social Attitudes survey, just released this month.

Back in 1985, 63% of respondents to the BSA identified themselves as Christian, with 32% indicating that they subscribed to no religion at all and 5% saying that [...]

38 Percent Of 4th District Virginians Vote For Atheist

If an atheist can get nearly 4 out of 10 votes in Virginia, who’s to say that openly atheist candidates couldn’t win outright in more progressive places? [...]

Charities Beyond Belief Give Help Without Harassment

There are too many secular charitable organizations for Barack Obama’s continued support for George W. Bush’s unconstitutional program of government funding for religious organizations to be justified. [...]

Sholley Attacks Muslims and Atheists Alike

Earl Sholley’s campaign of scapegoating against Muslims and atheists should serve as a reminder that when the freedom of religion of one cultural minority is threatened, the religious freedom of all minorities is made vulnerable. [...]