Tag Archives: atheism

Atheism Ad Campaign Hits NYC

The ad campaign promoting atheism has reached NYC. The New York commercials were inspired by the first Atheist Bus Campaign in London last January. They were put on 800 buses in response to a campaign by a Christian group whose relatively innocuous messages contained a URL for a Web site that warned that nonbelievers would “spend all eternity in torment.” …

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Who Would Jesus Waterboard?

The more often an American attends church, the higher the likelihood is that he supports the torture of prisoners. And evangelicals are the most likely support it. More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent …

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If Atheists Ruled The World

“All text taken directly from online Christian fundamentalist forums.” (Via JMG reader Mike)

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New From Edward Current

Here’s the latest from brilliant satirist Edward Current.

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Debaptize Me

Some atheists are trying have their baptism records expunged from official church records. From the UK: The National Secular Society would like the Church of England to devise a formal procedure for cancelling baptisms, with a change in the baptismal roll as part of it. In the face of resistance from the Church, the society has come up with a …

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What If God Disappeared?

This clip seems appropriate today in light of my earlier post about the doubling number of non-religious Americans. It’s also amusing to read the angry comments by atheists on YouTube who clearly didn’t watch the clip long enough to get the satire. (Tipped by JMG reader Jennifer)

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15% Of Americans Have “No Religion”

According to a new survey, the number of Americans that say they have “no religion” has almost doubled over the last 20 years to 15%. While the survey doesn’t identify these people as atheists, the unchurched in America now far outnumber all non-Christian sects combined. So many Americans claim no religion at all (15%, up from 8% in 1990), that …

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Arkansas: A Symbolic Move For Atheism

Although the Supreme Court ruled it as unconstitutional in 1961, several states’ constitutions still contain (now unenforceable) laws that ban atheists from holding public office. A proposed voter referendum may repeal that archaic law in Arkansas. Amendment 19 of the Arkansas Constitution says “No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments …

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All Dogs Go To Heaven

Charles Blow has an interesting opinion piece in the NY Times about the Pew Forum’s recent survey which surprisingly shows that 70% of Americans believe that people from religions other than theirs (and even atheists) can go to heaven. One very plausible explanation is that Americans just want good things to come to good people, regardless of their faith. As …

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Securlarism: The Route To Prosperity And Low Crime

Over on Huffington Post, Phil Zuckerman makes an interesting comparison between very religious nations and relatively secular ones in respect to the Christiantists’ claim that God smites heathen nations. Consider the nations of Scandinavia specifically. These countries are noteworthy because they were among the first nations to make abortion legal and readily available and they were also among the first …

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Atheist Bus Campaign Rocks DC

Christianist sites are up in arms over a new holiday advertising campaign in Washington, DC that asks “Why believe in God? Just be good for goodness’ sakes.” The ads are appearing on Metro buses throughout the city. The American Humanist Association unveiled the provocative $40,000 holiday ad campaign Tuesday. In lifting lyrics from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” the …

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The Atheist Bus

An ad campaign touting atheism began running on London buses today. The Atheist Bus Campaign launches today, Tuesday October 21. With your support, we hope to raise £5,500 to run 30 buses across the capital for four weeks with the slogan: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” Donate online now! Professor Richard Dawkins, bestselling author …

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Religulous!

Religulous, Bill Maher’s movie that tears into religious belief, officially opens in New York next month, although it had a brief run in one small theater here in August in order to qualify for the Academy Awards. A new ‘documentary’ by the man behind Borat – and made using the same hit-and-run techniques – will open in New York at …

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Pat Condell On Secularphobia

Catching up on my YouTube subscriptions, I watched this latest post from my favorite anti-theist, Pat Condell. A one-time stand-up comedian, Condell is much more appealing to me than rant kings Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins. Still, I’m almost surprised that his famous 2007 post, The Trouble With Islam, hasn’t gotten him killed.

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Not The Usual Small Town
Holiday Display Story

An atheist group in Connecticut is drawing flak for their “Imagine No Religion” holiday display in front of Rockford’s town hall. The three-sided sign uses an image of the World Trade Center to suggest that to world would be a safer place without religion. (Uh, amen to THAT.) According to city officials, the Connecticut Valley Atheists’ permit request was for …

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