Category Archives: Atheism/Humanism/Secularism

Thank You, Alton Lemon…

Yesterday, I received an email from CFI (Center For Inquiry) entitled: Thank You, Alton Lemon (1928-2013).  I’m so glad I popped open the email.  Alton Lemon was a civil rights activist who objected to state aid to religious schools.  This objection lead to a Supreme Court decision, (Lemon v. Kurtzman) in 1971.  I’m saddened that I learned of this awesome man AFTER he passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on May 4th.  Continue reading

It’s Official!! It’s ‘A’ Week!!

It’s that time again!! ,  IT’S ‘A’ WEEK!!!!  What’s ‘A’ Week about, you ask?  Great question-it’s an annual online event that raises awareness to show just how many people are ‘good without gods.’ Continue reading

Atheist Discrimination Suit in MI: SETTLED!!

Two years ago on  October 12 2011, Richard Dawkins was scheduled to speak at Wyndgate Country Club in Rochester Hills, MI-an event  to discuss his book .

Unfortunately once Wyndgate’s owner, Larry Winget, got wind of Dawkins’ appearance on O’Reilly Factor, Dawkins’ event was cancelled.  Country Club got wind of Dawkins’ appearance, Local Atheists who plopped down $95 per plate to hear Dawkins speak looked forward to the event. Continue reading

TV ONE Network: Accurate Portrayal of an Atheist?

This past Friday TV One, an African American cable network, aired an episode on its show ‘Belle’s’ that highlighted one of the main characters, Jill, meeting a man named Jack.  Cute right?  Anyhoo,  Jack and Jill proceed to date for two months without incident.  After two months of dating Jill decides it’s time Jack meet her family over dinner at the family restaurant, Belle’s.  

Young People and Religion: The Schism Grows Wider

NPR has a Special Series called ‘Losing Our Religion.’  Included in that series is an interview with 6 young people who range from Atheist to Jewish with an ‘Agnostic bent.’  The interview is entitled, More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why? Continue reading

Atheists of Color-A List…

If you’ve been on the Atheist scene for at least a couple of years then you have probably heard of blogger/activist Greta Christina.  Adding to an already full plate, Greta Christina compiled a list called Atheists of Color-A list. Continue reading

Joke’s On You! London’s First Atheist Church has opened…

Two British comedians named Sanderson Jones & Peppa Evans, have founded an ‘atheist’ church-you read it right- an ‘atheist’ church in Islington (England).  The church officially opened its doors yesterday, which marked the Feast of Epiphany! Continue reading

Atheists…Stand Up and Be Counted

Attention Atheists, freethinkers, nones etc!  Atheist Alliance International has done an incredible thing for Atheists around the world.  AAI has created a way for Atheists to stand up and be counted by utilizing their Atheist Census!!  Have questions about the Atheist Census-  find the answer in their FAQs.  Great news is, as of this moment, we are 148, 195 Atheists and counting.  What are you waiting on…stand up and be counted!!

 

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