atheism

  • Faith groups welcome review of BBC religious programming

    Faith organisations have welcomed a report that says the BBC should increase its coverage of religious issues, amid concerns that some of the report’s findings are “bizarre” in an increasingly secular society. The BBC’s religion and ethics review, released on Wednesday, recommended increasing coverage of non-Christian faiths, introducing faith-related story lines...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How atheist campaigner Madalyn Murray O’Hair became America’s most-hated woman

    This week, the film The Most Hated Woman in America comes to Netflix, with Melissa Leo playing Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the atheist who campaigned against the church’s influence in public and political life (the title comes from the headline on a 1964 interview with her in Life magazine). While...
  • US bigot Brian Camenker vows to fight gay marriage in Taiwan

    Taiwan’s highest court ‘imposed homosexuality-based marriage’ on the island nation, much to the annoyance of Brian Camenker, a right wing loon who believes that gays want to throw Christians like him into concentration camps. Camenker heads MassResistance, a “pro-family” outfit intent on spreading homophobia across the globe. In 2015...
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