Two nationwide atheist organizations have opted to form a partnership in the hopes of expanding outreach to more diverse communities.
The National Atheist Party, a political organization based in Florence, Ky., announced Tuesday that it would partner with the Atlanta, Georgia-based Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Troy Boyle, president of the National Atheist Party, said in a statement released Tuesday that the partnership was made in the hopes of increasing the scope of outreach.
"The National Atheist Party is proud to announce our partnership with Black Nonbelievers. We are very excited and pleased to expand our outreach into diverse communities, and this partnership is a welcome step in that direction," said Boyle. more >>
The Supreme Court ended on Tuesday a years-long legal dispute on behalf of an Illinois-based atheist who sued the state for funding the refurbishment of a large, decades-old Bald Knob Cross of Peace located in Alto Pass.
"This action by the Supreme Court affirms that our nation's court system is a joke," Chicago-area atheist Robert Sherman, who filed his initial lawsuit in 2010, said of the High Court's rejection of his final appeal.
Sherman went on to call the ruling a "fraud against the taxpayers of this country," and a "[violation of] our rights with impunity when making unconstitutional expenditures to advance religion." more >>
A Christian comic artist thinks believers would go wild with excitement if evolutionary biologist and avowed atheist Richard Dawkins came to faith in Jesus Christ and shared his testimony in an "I Am Second" video.
IAmSecond.com hosts a collection of video testimonies from celebrities, musicians, athletes and others from all walks of life sharing how they came to faith in Christ.
"I love the 'I Am Second' website. Love it," cartoonist Wes Molebash told The Christian Post Tuesday, a day after publishing a comic strip of Dawkins sitting in the "I Am Second" chair and making the introductory confession. more >>
Following a campaign sponsored by multiple humanist organizations, one of the most well-known youth organizations in Great Britain has recently decided to offer nonbelievers an alternative oath that omits the mention of a higher power.
"British society is changing dramatically: over two-thirds of young people have a non-religious identity and that proportion is growing all the time. The institutions of our society need to catch up with this demographic fact if they are going to remain relevant and build cohesion between young people of different beliefs," Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association [BHA], said in a statement released by the British Humanist Association.
Copson, whose group joined forces with the United Kingdom Armed Forces Humanist Association to push for the oath change, went on to add that the humanist organization plans to pursue other youth organizations in Great Britain to make similar changes to their pledges. more >>
An atheist blogger in Bangladesh has been stabbed repeatedly by three suspected Islamist fundamentalists and is currently in critical condition in a local hospital.
Asif Mohiuddin, 29, was attacked earlier this week as he was leaving work at night in Dhaka, when a group of unidentified men jumped him and stabbed him repeatedly. Mohiuddin is one of the nation's most well-known atheists, and runs a Bengali blog titled "Almighty only in name, but impotent in reality," which is one of Bangladesh's most visited websites.
"We operated on him for more than three hours. He is improving but still not out of danger. He has six deep cuts including two grave ones in the shoulder," Haridas Saha, a surgeon at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, told AFP News agency. more >>
Members of the Satanic Temple are celebrating Florida Gov. Rick Scott's recent bill defending religious freedom and will be holding a rally in his honor.
Satanists are getting ready to show solidarity with Scott on Jan. 25 at a rally in front of his office in Tallahassee, celebrating his recent approval of State Senate Bill 98, which allows children to read inspirational messages at assemblies and sporting events.
"The Satanic Temple embraces the free expression of religion, and Satanists are happy to show their support of Rick Scott who -- particularly with SB 98 -- has reaffirmed our American freedom to practice our faith openly, allowing our Satanic children the freedom to pray in school," a press release by the Satanic Temple states. The temple's leader, Neil Bricke, will deliver a speech to the crowd during the rally. more >>