The U.N.-recognized International Humanist and Ethical Union has recently released its annual report listing the countries in the world where it is considered most dangerous to be an atheist.
The report, entitled the Freedom of Thought Report for 2015, lists Malaysia, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia as the worst places to be an atheist in 2015.
The annual list reportedly bases its ranking on the country's history of discrimination against outspoken atheists and the current acceptance of atheism by the coutry's government. more >>
God bless them, Atheists are at it again.
It is Christmas time, the season of good cheer where we celebrate Jesus' birth, but rather than doing that, a group called American Atheists invite us by way of their new billboard campaign to "Go ahead and skip church! Just be good for goodness' sake." As if that's even possible.
Sure, anyone, including atheists, can do good works without acknowledging God, but that doesn't mean they do those good works apart from God because it's impossible to define "good" without also acknowledging good's creator, the moral law giver. If an objective standard of right and wrong or good and evil does not come from that moral law giver then clearly everything is subjective, based on the whims of whenever, however, and on whomever the wind might blow on any given day. more >>
Secular organizations will place a group of displays at the Nebraska capitol that will remain up on Christmas day, effectively muscling out a nativity scene.
Dubbed the "Reason This Season", the displays come courtesy a coalition of groups that include Lincoln Atheists, Omaha Atheists, Omaha Coalition of Reason, and UNO Council for Humanist Thought.
"Reason This Season" will be at the rotunda from Dec. 19-26, taking over all the spaces reserved for displays by any group that applies. As a result, the nativity scene currently on display at the capitol rotunda will be taken down on Dec. 18. more >>
Candace Cameron Bure has often expressed her Christian views on the popular ABC television show "The View." A recent holiday Billboard funded by the American Atheists provided the actress an opportunity to debunk the good works ideology and promote salvation through grace by faith.
In a panel consisting of Bure, Raven-Symone, Paula Faris, Sunny Hostin and Veteran co-host Joy Behar, Behar introduced the controversial segment pointing out that American Atheists placed the billboard in a predominantly Christian town in North Carolina.
The Santa Claus plastered billboard reads, "Go ahead and skip church! Just be good for goodness sake." more >>
A major atheist group is marking Bill of Rights Day on Tuesday with a two-page ad in The New York Times celebrating America's "godless and entirely secular Constitution."
The Freedom From Religion Foundation shared an image of the ad in a press release, which depicts a "nativity scene" of some of the founding fathers and the Statue of Liberty, who replace biblical figures, in a manger.
"The framers of our godless and entirely secular Constitution, revering freedom of conscience, wisely created a government free from religion. They understood there can be no religious liberty without the freedom to dissent," the ad reads. more >>
Evolutionary biologist and atheist author Richard Dawkins has argued that simply refusing to have sex is comparable to aborting an unborn baby.
"How dare you refuse to have sex? Don't you realise you might be depriving a baby of life? Murderer!" Dawkins wrote in a Twitter message, as part of an ongoing debate over the morality of abortion and when human life begins.
When asked by Twitter users to explain when he believes life actually begins, Dawkins replied, "It doesn't begin. That's the whole point," and directed people to read his 2011 article for New Statesman titled, "The Tyranny of the Discontinuous Mind." more >>