News about atheism, reason and the folly of religion. Updated infrequently!
Godless Ads on Portland Buses
"Are you good without God? Millions are."
words were part of a coordinated multi-organizational advertising
campaign designed to raise awareness about people who don't believe in
a god. The ad appeared on ten buses traveling throughout the city. Their
appearance began on November 16 and† continued for about a
month. The ads were sponsored by the Portland Coalition of Reason (Portland CoR). Read the press release for more information.
Portland Coalition of Reason is a collection of non-theist groups
(including United States Atheists) in and around Portland, Oregon. On
November 16, 2009, Portland CoR launched a media campaign on TriMet buses.
September 1, 2007
A New Article by Sam Harris
The bestselling atheist author writes about "The Sacrifice of Reason." From washingtonpost.com. <full story>
July 4, 2007
ACLU Sues City Over Jesus Painting
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Slidell, LA on Tuesday
for displaying a painting of Jesus in a courthouse lobby, saying it
violates the constitutional separation of church and state. From abcnews.go.com. <full story>
May 29, 2007
No High-Flying Evangelism: Air Force And Army Back Away From Christian Event
the heels of an Americans United complaint, the U.S. Air Force and Army
are distancing themselves from an evangelical Christian event to be
held this Memorial Day weekend. From blog.au.org. <full story>
May 8, 2007
Fourth-Grader Admonished by Teacher For Not Saying "Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance
Read the account from the California boy's parents in their blog.
May 5, 2007
Turnout Dismal for "Bible Reading Marathon" During National Day of Prayer
spokesman for the event was Jeff Gannon, best known as the conservative
White House correspondent who lost his post after it was revealed that
he posted nude pictures of himself on the Web, offering his services as
a $200-an-hour gay escort. Atheists held a counter-demonstration near
the White House. From washingtonpost.com. <full story>
May 5, 2007
Some Republican Presidential Candidates Deny Evolution
least three men running for president of the United States don't
believe in evolution. This was revealed during the Republican
presidential debate held on May 3 in California. When a reporter asked
if any candidates didn't believe in evolution, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen.
Sam Brownback and Rep. Tom Tancredo all raised their hands to indicate
their rejection of the foundation of modern biology. Sen. John McCain
said he believed in evolution, but also "believed the hand of God was
there" (referring to the Grand Canyon). See the short video clip of the exchange from onegoodmove.org.
May 2, 2007
Christian Terrorists Leave IED Outside Abortion Clinic
are always new reports about Muslims using IEDs to terrorize and kill
Americans in Iraq, but now we have a case of Christian terrorists using
IEDs to terrorize and try to kill Americans in Texas ó at an abortion
clinic, to be specific. Law enforcement is treating the matter
seriously, which is good, but I wonder if those who regularly complain
about Muslim extremism and terrorism will treat this incident in a
similar manner, or if they will start making excuses that they never
accept on behalf of Muslims." From about.com. <full story>
May 1, 2007
Army Officer On Pat Tillman's Death: Atheist Are "Worm Dirt"
Col. Ralph Kauzlarich, who conducted the first investigation into the
death of Pat Tillman comments to a reporter "When you die, I mean,
there is supposedly a better life, right? Well, if you are an atheist
and you don't believe in anything, if you die, what is there to go to?
Nothing. You are worm dirt. So for their son to die for
nothing, and now he is no more ó that is pretty hard to get your head
around that. So I don't know how an atheist thinks. I can only imagine
that that would be pretty tough." Full article from espn.com. Video clip of Tillman's mother testifying before Congress about this.
April 24, 2007
Richard Dawkins Interviewd by Bill O'Reilley
The Fox News host interviewed noted Atheist Richard Dawkins on his show April 23rd. See a video clip from richarddawkins.net. <full story>
April 21, 2007
Dinesh D'Souza, Atheism, Virginia Tech
Atheist professor at Virgina Tech responds to the anti-Atheist comments
made by conservative writer Dinesh DíSouza. From dailykos.com. <full story>
April 21, 2007
Group Plans To Picket Va. Tech Funerals
extremist Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest at the
funerals of slain Virginia Tech students. From cbsnews.com. <full story>
April 18, 2007
United States Atheists Updates Web Site
After neglecting it for far too long, United States Atheists has updated our Web site. It's about time!
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