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Aug 28

Four ways to end school discrimination against atheists and minority faithsIrish TimesAt a recent meeting with Atheist Ireland, the Taoiseach and the Minister for Education personally apologised to atheist parent Derek Walsh, whose child had been refused access to his local school because he is “a category two boy”, that is not a Catholic.

Aug 28

Rich tributes paid to atheist leader LavanamThe HinduDeputy Speaker in the Assembly Mandali Budha Prasad on Thursday paid rich tributes to social reformer and atheist leader, Lavanam, at a memorial meeting here on Thursday. Addressing the meeting to commemorate the late leader, who died on August 14,

Aug 27

The TennesseanEast-West Travelblog: From 'atheist' to 'Christian' over breakfastColorado Springs Gazette (blog)There were rumors circulating on the internet that Barry is an atheist. That's still a bad thing in a city with 700 churches — more than the larger city of Atlanta — and where The United Methodist Church, the Free Will Baptists, Lifeway Christian ...Elect a mayor, not holy man (or woman), for NashvilleThe Tennesseanall 3 news articles

Aug 27

Christian PostAtheist-Turned-Pastor David Ireland Says Doubting God's Existence Is Just a ...Christian PostNEW YORK — More than 30 years ago, former atheist David Ireland was just like any other nonbeliever — disinterested in God and far removed from faith. But in 1982, while completing his first degree in mechanical engineering at age 20, he found Christ.

Aug 27

Huffington PostWhy a Gay Atheist Reads the Bible: A Lesson in Learning to Duke's Class of 2019Huffington PostNo matter how far a Southern man goes, he can't outrun Scripture. After a decade as an open atheist and nearly half as long as an openly gay man, the Word still imperceptibly slips from my lips at the odd moment or two. Usually I laughingly say, "Ask ...

Aug 27

I was talking recently to a fellow liberal who happened to be a Hindu making correctly scathing attacks on UKIP (a right-wing pseudo-libertarian UK political party similar in many ways to the Tea Party), media bias and misrepresentation and, you guessed it, Islam. Again I was somewhat frustrated that an intelligent and informed guy was getting so much right and yet made one big error. I see it so often and have been involved in debating it here and here that I had to answer my critics here. The problem is so common that I am formally going to name it as a fallacy or bias (though no doubt it already exists and you readers will tell me). Read more »

Aug 27

Religion News ServiceEast-West Travelblog: From 'atheist' to 'Christian' over breakfastReligion News ServiceTravelblog is a series of occasional posts by RNS national correspondent Kimberly Winston, who is on the road with in Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tenn., Honolulu, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan with the 2015 Senior Journalists Seminar,

Aug 27

TheBlaze.comMayor's Scathing Message About 'Devious' and 'Bullying' Atheists — and His ...TheBlaze.comA New Mexico city isn't backing down from a heated battle with an atheist activist group over the permanent presence of a nativity scene on public property, with the mayor of Belen issuing some harsh words for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.Tough-talking sheriff has mocking advice for atheists; You don't like 'in God ...BizPac ReviewAtheists Attack Top College Football Teams' ChaplainsAmerican Center for Law and Justiceall 10 news articles

Aug 27

Why Indian philosophy is incomplete without atheismDailyOIndian philosophy has six classical schools and three atheistic schools. The primary distinction between the two groups is that the classical schools accepted the vedas as authority while the atheistic schools did not. It is noteworthy that the Vedas ...

Aug 27

NewsBusters (blog)NBC Touts Left-Wing Atheist Group Forcing Removal of Jesus PaintingNewsBusters (blog)Wednesday's NBC Today devoted a full report to the Freedom From Religion Foundation forcing a Kansas school to take down a painting of Jesus. Co-host Matt Lauer declared: “...a controversial decision to take down a portrait of Jesus that's getting an ...'I'm Sick of This': Residents Express Outrage After Atheists Successfully ...Bayoubuzzall 7 news articles

Aug 27

Catholic OnlineSheriff fights back at atheist's demand to remove 'In God We Trust' from ...Catholic OnlineWalton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson responds to atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation's (FFRF) who demands the sheriff remove "In God We Trust" bumper stickers from all official police patrol cars. 'In God We Trust' bumper sticker on a ...Sheriff's Absolutely Defiant Response to Atheists' Demand That He Remove 'In ...TheBlaze.comDefiant Florida sheriff has mocking advice for atheists who don't like 'in God ...BizPac Reviewall 5 news articles

Aug 27

Hurriyet Daily NewsAtheists raising their voice in Turkey amid polarized reactionsHurriyet Daily NewsIn truth, atheism does not have much to do with religions. It just rejects God. If one believes in the hypothetical existence of God, then everything else relies on this assumption. Atheism denies such an assumption and simply states “God doesn't exist ...and more

Aug 27

Hurriyet Daily NewsAtheists raising their voice in Turkey amid polarized reactionsHurriyet Daily NewsIn truth, atheism does not have much to do with religions. It just rejects God. If one believes in the hypothetical existence of God, then everything else relies on this assumption. Atheism denies such an assumption and simply states “God doesn't exist ...Love/Hate MailNashville Sceneall 3 news articles

Aug 27

In the last few days, I've been prepping for the start of another school year.

Aug 27

Hurriyet Daily NewsAtheists raising their voice in Turkey amid polarized reactionsHurriyet Daily NewsIn truth, atheism does not have much to do with religions. It just rejects God. If one believes in the hypothetical existence of God, then everything else relies on this assumption. Atheism denies such an assumption and simply states “God doesn't exist ...and more

Aug 27

Hurriyet Daily NewsAtheists raising their voice in Turkey amid polarized reactionsHurriyet Daily NewsIn truth, atheism does not have much to do with religions. It just rejects God. If one believes in the hypothetical existence of God, then everything else relies on this assumption. Atheism denies such an assumption and simply states “God doesn't exist ...Love/Hate MailNashville Sceneall 4 news articles

Aug 27

Hurriyet Daily NewsNumber of atheists increasing in Turkey: Research companyHurriyet Daily NewsIn truth, atheism does not have much to do with religions. It just rejects God. If one believes in the hypothetical existence of God, then everything else relies on this assumption. Atheism denies such an assumption and simply states “God doesn't exist ...

Aug 27

Nashville SceneLove/Hate MailNashville SceneApparently, being called an atheist is a really not nice thing. I don't doubt that her curt disavowal of atheism relieved the massive majority of Nashville voters by assuring them that their potential mayor is not a hell-bound heathen, and I'm not ...and more

Aug 27

Next year's census has a very subtle edit that may completely change the way Australia sees itself and have drastic consequences for the way government money is spent on welfare and education. For the first time since the "no religion" option was introduced in 1991, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will place it first on a list of answers to the question "what is the person's religion", and move the "Catholic" option into second position.

Aug 27

Opposing ViewsAtheist Group: California Principal Should Not Pray With StudentsOpposing ViewsA recent picture taken at South Bakersfield High School in California appears to show students gathered with Principal Connie Grumling to pray around a school flagpole. The picture was posted by Facebook user Katy Granado, and re-posted by KEGT, who

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