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News about atheism, reason and the folly of religion. Updated infrequently!

United States Atheists is now defunct, we no longer exist as an organization, sorry!

Godless Ads on Portland Buses

"Are you good without God? Millions are."

These 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.

The 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
On 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
The 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
At 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
"There 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 — 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"
Lt. 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 — 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
An Atheist professor at Virgina Tech responds to the anti-Atheist comments made by conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza. From dailykos.com. <full story>

April 21, 2007
Group Plans To Picket Va. Tech Funerals
Religious 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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