Monthly Archives: January 2013

FFRF sues Rhode Island florist

Bigotry is the gift that keeps on giving. Last year, when student Jessica Ahlquist won her battle to have a religious banner removed from her public high school, the Freedom From Religion Foundation decided to congratulate her with a delivery … Continue reading

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Kentucky Kicks Ass

I’m sorry, but it’s true. :)

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Podcast #169 – Atheist Alliance International President Carlos Diaz

We interview Carlos Diaz, the new president of Atheist Alliance International. Carlos talks about the latest developments with AAI, including the Atheist Census initiative. Plus: President Obama picks a more liberal minister to deliver the benediction at his second inaugural. … Continue reading

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Say hello to the ATL CoR

I just came away from a meeting today that will see the birth of a new secular alliance: the Atlanta Coalition of Reason! “ATL CoR” is the latest local branch of the United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR), a national non-profit … Continue reading

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Will the US House of Reps declare February 12th Darwin Day?

In a word: Hell, no. Okay that’s two words. But you gotta hand it to Congressman Rush Holt (Democrat–of course–from New Jersey) for introducing a resolution to declare February 12th “Darwin Day.” The resolution will go to the Committee on … Continue reading

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God is always on the side of those who have the most revolvers

I was interested to read today that scholars have found a previously unknown poem by the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). Sandburg is probably best-known for his poem “Chicago,” which lent the nickname “City of the Big Shoulders” … Continue reading

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Generation Atheist

We’ve been reading for years now that young folks are increasing nonreligious (or, at the very least, unaffiliated with any religious denomination). WHY this is so has been the subject of much speculation. Now a new book by Dan Riley … Continue reading

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An Honest Liar

Here’s a rare opportunity for rationalists everywhere to contribute to something good and important.  Filmmakers Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom are seeking funding for their documentary An Honest Liar about (drumroll please…) the Amazing Randi! I think it’s safe to … Continue reading

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In Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance. We’ve learned to fly the … Continue reading

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Obama picks a new minister for the inauguration

I posted a few days ago that the megachurch slickster that the president–for who knows what reason–picked to pray at his second inauguration had dropped out over the heat he was taking for an anti-gay sermon he delivered a few … Continue reading

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