Melissa Leo stars in Netflix’s upcoming biopic of the contentious figure who was ridiculed and largely forgotten about – but who often talked sense
  • Where is the world’s most ‘godless’ city?

    Discovering how many people in a given city believe in God (or not) is an almost superhuman task. In territories controlled or influenced by Islamic State, for example, the risks to declared non-believers are drastic and obvious. On the other side of the coin, the state atheism promulgated by...
  • Pennsylvania City May Face Lawsuit Over Veterans Memorial Bench That Denigrates Atheists

    Justus Park in Oil City, Pennsylvania is home to a bench honoring our veterans… that also includes a religious message: “Men Who Aren’t Governed By God, Will Be Governed By Tyrants.” Which means this veterans’ memorial is really a slap in the face to all the atheists who have...
  • Atheists Call on Trump to Reject Divisive Religious Rhetoric, Policies

    Cranford, NJ—On Nov. 8, with nearly 120 million votes cast, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. At the same time, 34 Senate races and 435 House of Representatives races were decided across the nation. In response to these election results, David Silverman, president of...
  • The six countries in the world with the most ‘convinced atheists’

    Religion around the world is on the decline. For the first time ever, Norway now has more people who do not believe in God than do – with 39 per cent of atheists versus 37 per cent of believers. In the US, meanwhile, a nation whose dollar bill signs states “In God We Trust”,...
  • Islamic communities contain ‘tsunamis of atheism’ that are being suppressed, says leading ex-Muslim

    Thousands of ex-Muslims in Britain are living in fear of violent revenge for abandoning the Islamic faith while others are afraid to admit they no longer believe, a support group for ex-Muslims has said.  Maryam Namazie, founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, described a “tsunami of atheism”...
  • Why do Democrats keep snubbing atheists? We help drive the party

    You’d never guess, from the public face the Democratic party presents, that atheists are a loyal and increasingly important constituency. At the Democratic National Convention last week, God and religion were front and center. Clergy members gave fiery addresses. Hillary Clinton avowed her Methodist faith, while her running mate, Tim...
  • Trump’s LGBT comments remind me of Hitler: Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper blasted Donald Trump during a Friday radio interview, comparing him to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The 63-year-old singer/songwriter and activist told the hosts of San Diego’s Morning News she didn’t think the U.S. presidential candidate’s reality show credentials were enough to convince voters he should be the nation’s...
  • Do Atheists Have A Sexism Problem?

    In a video blog, the popular skeptic blogger recalled a man following her into an empty elevator and inviting her up to his room after she spoke about feminism at a European atheist conference last June. “Guys,” she said with a bit of a laugh, “don’t do that.” Hers...
  • Iran executes gay teenager in violation of international law

    Iran’s regime executed a gay adolescent in July – the first confirmed execution of someone convicted as a juvenile in the Islamic Republic in 2016 – Amnesty International reported this week. Hassan Afshar, 19, was hanged in Arak Prison in Iran’s Markazi Province on July 18, after he was...
  • Cyber jihadists attack Atheist groups on Facebook

    In February 2016, ten of the largest Arabic-speaking atheist groups, with a total of about 100,000 members, have been deactivated for the same reason: heavy reporting campaigns that are organized by “cyber jihadist” fundamentalist Islamic groups, especially for the removal of any anti-Islamic group or page. In such coordinated...

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