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What Is An Atheist ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Atheist. noun. One unconvinced about the God of his epoch. I am supposing human ingenuity will arrest or repair human degradation of the planet, an...

The Atheists Are Coming Out of a Closet Near You

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

If the folks behind a movement called Openly Secular have their way, more and more American atheists will be coming out of their religion-free closets to declare their unbelief to friends, family and coworkers.

Lessons Learned from the Atheist Alliance of America Convention

Andreea Nica | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Andreea Nica

While I don't entirely consider myself an atheist, I was thoroughly impressed with the caliber of speakers and activists in the atheist community. I realized how important the atheist movement is to challenging systematic ideologies in the political, social, economic and religious realm.

Ground Zero Cross Will Stay At 9/11 Memorial Museum

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at G...

Atheist TV Coming Soon To A Screen Near You

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

STANFORD, Calif. (RNS) Move over, Christian televangelists. Atheism is coming to television. Speaking at a gathering of local atheists, humanists, ...

Atheists Are Not Offended by a Cross, They Are Offended by Discrimination

Dan Arel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

When you build a skyscraper using steel beams you build it using crossbeams. When these buildings come down, there is a high chance some of those cros...

American Atheists President Attends CPAC After They Banned His Booth

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

After having his organization’s booth banned from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, American Atheists President David Silverman d...

CPAC Bans Atheist Group It Approved Hours Earlier

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

An atheist advocacy group was pulled from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) only hours after announcing its participation in the eve...

Atheists Vow To Keep Fighting For Florida Monument

Posted 02.07.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Local officials in Florida this week rejected an atheist monument proposed for a courthouse lawn, another example of the hurdles religious minor...

State Senator: Atheist Billboard Will Lead To Another Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.20.2013 | New York

Another Christmas, another clash over an atheist billboard in New York City. Last week, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza joined the war on the ...

Atheist Group Launches Holiday Billboard: 'Who Needs Christ During Christmas'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

American Atheists, a national non-profit advocacy organization for atheists, launched a new digital holiday billboard in Manhattan’s Times Square on...

Is it Unethical to Hide Your Nonbelief?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Considering the shared aim among nonbelievers to doggedly pursue the truth regarding humanity, the nature of the universe, and everything in it, there is understandably a high ethical standard for humanists and other nontheists to which they hold themselves.

'Athe1st' Granted Godless License Plate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

The president of a national group of atheists succeeded in getting the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) to back down this week, after state ...

Jaweed Kaleem

First Public Atheist Monument To Go Up In U.S. | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.06.2013 | Religion

A small city in heavily Christian northern Florida is about to become home to the first public monument in the United States dedicated to atheism. ...

Santorum Thanks Atheists

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) appeared grateful this week to have been made into a poster boy for an atheist group that is encouraging Americans t...

Atheists Apologize To Palin Amid 'Go Godless Instead' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

A national group of atheists is amending the text of a large roadside billboard after admitting that it misquoted former vice presidential candidate S...

'Tis The Season: Atheists Erect Billboard In Times Square

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion

The American Atheists group wants to share the "true meaning of the holidays" with the masses. As part of that effort, members have put up a billboard...

Jaweed Kaleem

Atheists Launch Anti-Mormon Campaign Against Romney At Florida Debate | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion

From interfaith efforts in support of Islam to "I am Mormon" billboards, it's become common for religious organizations to buy public ads to promote t...

Slavery, Tokenism And The Atheist PR Debacle

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We can all do better than this. Really. Fundamentalism is ugly and dangerous, regardless of it's religious stripe, or even opposition to it.

Atheist 'Slaves Obey Your Masters' Billboard Raises Tempers In Pennsylvania

Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion

By Diana Fishlock Religion News Service HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The billboard is down, but the issue's not gone. A billboard erected in one of th...

Atheist Billboard Resurrected In Greenpoint

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

An atheist billboard rejected by the heavily Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been resurrected in Greenpoint. The sign, made by the A...

Atheist BIllboard A No-Go In Brooklyn Jewish Neighborhood

Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

An atheist group has been blocked from erecting a billboard in a heavily Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. American Atheists had planned ...

Atheist Billboard Aimed At Brooklyn Jewish Community

Posted 03.02.2012 | New York

Ahead of the American Atheists National Convention and Reason Rally in DC later this month, the American Atheists are erecting a billboard in Brooklyn...

The Problem With 'Atheist Activism'

Chris Stedman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Criticism of religious beliefs isn't a new thing; its legacy is as long as the existence of religion itself, and it rests of the backs of outspoken religious leaders like Martin Luther, Mahatma Gandhi, MLK and even the biblical Jesus Christ.

American Atheists Plan To Put Up Holiday Billboards

Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

American Atheists are planning to put up more holiday "Myth" billboards this year. Last year, the atheist organization's "Myth" campaign featured b...