Bones of Ice Age animals, including elephants and bears, found in Sac Actun system in Mexico
  • Atheist’s bid for ‘IM GOD’ licence plate rejected for obscenity

    An atheist had his request for a personalised car number plate reading ‘IM GOD’ refused after officials claimed the message was in poor taste. Benny Hart, of Kentucky, said he wanted the plate in order to spread his belief that it was impossible to disprove anyone’s claim to be God. He...
  • Atheist seeking US citizenship sues to remove ‘So Help Me God’ from oath

    A French woman seeking to become a US citizen, has filed a lawsuit to remove the phrase “So help me God” from the oath of citizenship because she is an atheist. Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, 48, a French national and green card holder, has been living in Scituate, Massachusetts, since 2000. She is...
  • PHIL ZUCKERMAN : Society without God

      Sociologist Zuckerman spent a year in Scandinavia seeking to understand how Denmark and Sweden became probably the least religious countries in the world, and possibly in the history of the world. While many people, especially Christian conservatives, argue that godless societies devolve into lawlessness and immorality, Denmark and...
  • Atheists Condemn Trump Administration’s ‘License to Discriminate’

    Cranford, NJ—In reaction to the Department of Justice’s newly released guidelines about “protecting” religious liberty, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement: Jeff Sessions has shown, time and again, that he has no respect for real religious freedom and instead views religion as an excuse to ignore the law....
  • Euthanasia Is a Fundamental Human Right

    Euthanasia, from the Greek word meaning “good death”, is the practice of assisted suicide with the intention of relieving pain and suffering. Euthanasia is also known as mercy killing or physician assisted suicide. Like all things that deal with life and death, it has been a controversial subject of debate due to its...
  • Saudi women to be allowed to drive from age 18, same as men

    RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi women will be allowed to drive from the age of 18, a government spokesman said on Thursday, partially allaying speculation they could still face tighter controls than men when finally allowed behind the wheel. In a royal decree issued on Tuesday, King Salman ordered an...
  • The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study

    Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, suggests a new study, which counters the common assumption that increasingly secular societies are equally tolerant of nonbelievers. Avowed atheists exhibited the same bias in...
  • American Atheists Warns Arkansas Schools: Reject ‘In God We Trust’ Displays

    Cranford, NJ—Today, in response to a new law that requires Arkansas school districts to post signs that read,  “In God We Trust” in all classrooms, the American Atheists Legal Center sent a letter to all 262 Arkansas superintendents reminding them of their obligations under the United States Constitution and...
  • Statement About Wasserman Schultz Amendment to Protect the Johnson Amendment in House Appropriations Bill Markup

    Washington, DC—Today, in a 24 to 28 vote, an amendment offered by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to protect the integrity of the Johnson Amendment failed during a House Appropriations Committee markup session. The amendment would have removed Section 116 of the bill, a rider that prohibits the IRS...

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