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Do Atheists Have Anything to Learn From Religion?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

In his new book, "Religion For Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion" Alain de Botton outlines an array of things he contends religions get right and that atheists can adopt t ...

Slavery, Tokenism and the Atheist PR Debacle
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Atheist activism is hardly news these days. Folks are feeling increasingly convicted about taking their disbelief public, and more specifically, pointing out the damage done by religion. But it seems the most ...

Military Atheists Get Ready to ‘Rock Beyond Belief’
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

After more than a year of planning, atheists in the military will stage a public festival and rock concert celebrating their lack of religious beliefs at North Carolina's Fort Bragg, one of the largest U. ...

Atheists’ Slavery Billboard Raises Tempers in Pennsylvania
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

A billboard erected in one of the city's most racially diverse neighborhoods featured an African slave with the biblical quote, "Slaves, obey your masters." It lasted less than a day before some ...

A Different Kind of Atheism
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Chris Stedman's "faitheism" doesn't hate God, it loves people. There is a mome ...

For Atheists of Color, ‘Coming Out’ Can Be Painful
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

They are calling on atheists of all colors to make the fourth Sunday in February -- Black History Month -- a "Day of Solidarity with Black Nonbelievers." As a child, Ali ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/22/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Religion And Politics Don't Mix, Major Religious Groups Tell Presidential Candidates On Tuesday, the Anti-Defamation League, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the Interfaith Alliance released a "s ...

Atheism 2.0
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

“You may not agree with religion, but at the end of the day, religions are so subtle, so complicated, so intelligent in many ways that they're not fit to be abandoned to the religious alone; they're ...

Atheism: A Null Hypothesis on God
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

When I talk about myself in relationship to atheists I often sound like a post-civil-rights white person trying to minimize the gap between myself and another group. When I talk a ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

THE NATION: Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They're Not Going Away THE NATION : Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They& ...

Rule No. 1 of Interfaith Relations: Faith is Required
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 8:02am | Type: Blog

I know that effective blog posts require some kind of news hook to get people interested, so, take your pick: Nearly two weeks ago, 24 Copts died in Egypt. I know that effective ...

Haiti and Anti-Evangelist Pat Robertson's 'Gospel' of Disgrace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Sam Harris, Richard Dawkin, and Christopher Hitchens have nothing on the greatest evangelist of atheism today, Pat Robertson. Sam Harris, Richard Dawkin, and Christopher Hitchens ...

Dinesh D'Souza, the New Atheism, and Constantinian Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Last week at the Innovative Evangelism Conference, I got a chance to hear <a href="http://www.dineshdsouza.com/">Dinesh D'Souza</a> speak to a standing room only crowd. ...

'Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion': Interview with Frank Schaeffer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>In my ongoing quest to find a third way between the extremes espoused by the Religious Right and their secular counterparts, I came across the Frank Schaeffer's latest book </em><em> ...

Making Peace with Sam Harris
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Dr. Francis Collins, President Obama's choice to head the National Institute of Health, has been met with much resistance from certain quarters of the scientific community. D ...

Happy Birthday Darwin!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In commemoration of Charles Robert Darwin's 200th birthday, Darwin Day Celebration, a nonprofit 501(c)3 educational corporation, is hosting <a href="http://www.darwinday.org">Darw ...

An Atheist's Praise of Evangelism in Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Matthew Parris is a self-confessed atheist, but he writes with extraordinary candor and insight about the role of faith in social transformation in a recent <a title="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/t ...

Bill Maher's Religulous: Polemic Based on Cynical Preconceptions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Bill Maher is that rare thing: a media figure unafraid to say what he really thinks. Bill Maher is that rare thing: a media figure unafraid to say what he really thinks. When he ...