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Nigerian atheist said to be mentally ill for not believing in God

Mubarak Bala, a 29-year old chemical engineering graduate living in Nigeria, has been committed against his will to a psychiatric hospital in Kano state after he declared he didn't believe in God, much to the embarrassment of his family.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Afghan citizen granted asylum in the UK for being an atheist

London - An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK because on the grounds of being an atheist. His legal team argued that he would face persecution and even the death sentence if he was returned to Afghanistan.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 2 comments

New Jersey DMV allows 'ATHEIST' vanity plate after issuing ban

Cranford - A New Jersey man succeeded in getting the state Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) to reverse its decision after officials had earlier rejected his application for a custom license plate reading “ATHE1ST.”
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Atheist 'church' does not make atheism religious

London - Two British comedians have started a "church" for atheists in the UK. Some say it is the start of an atheist religion, others just think it is a "congregation of unreligious people."
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 3 comments

Religious composition of the US House & Senate revealed

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released a new analysis that says that the number of the 113th US Congress not identifying with a specific religions faith is larger than compared to the previous US Congresses.
In the Media by Can Tran - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Iranian Infidels — An Iranian Atheist speaks Special

If one was to describe today’s Iran as being schizophrenic, they might be onto something. On one hand, huge billboards and murals proudly proclaim its status as an Islamic Republic.
Digital Journal Report by Joseph Power - 1 comment

Non-religious women join forces in new organization

Atlanta - Secular organizations tend to not be able to attract and retain female members, but a new group formed in Atlanta, GA is specifically geared toward the advancement of women with non-religious views.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

American Atheists files suit in Bradford Co. monument case

Starke - The civil rights and First Amendment defenders officially filed a lawsuit against Bradford County, FL for their erection of a Ten Commandments monument in front of their courthouse.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 7 comments

Atheists protest Ten Commandments monument in Florida Special

Starke - A group of atheists descended upon the small town of Starke, Florida to protest the erection of a monument of the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County Courthouse.
Digital Journal Report by Sean Fraser - 4 comments

Indonesian man faces prison for 'God doesn't exist' Facebook post

Alex Aan faces up to 11 years in prison, ostracism from his family, community, and country, and possible physical violence for admitting he is an atheist in a country where faith in God is mandatory.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 11 comments

Video: Dawkins says he's only '6 out of 7' sure God doesn't exist

Oxford - World famous atheist and ethologist Richard Dawkins may have compromised his position as a militant atheist when he effectively admitted that he is actually agnostic because he really can't prove God does not exist.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 12 comments

Ricky Gervais sparks more fury after posing for New Humanist mag

English comedian Ricky Gervais has caused more upset amongst Christians following his appearance on the front cover of New Humanist magazine. The mastermind of The Office is seen in a Jesus-style pose with the word “atheist” written across his chest.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Ricky Gervais causes Internet fury following controversial tweets

English comedian Ricky Gervais has been at it again, having recently posted several controversial tweets regarding religion and starving children.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 2 comments

Atheist group tries to stop prayers during high school games

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is complaining that prayers broadcast via loudspeaker mentioning Jesus during football games should not be allowed to continue at Brooks High School in Alabama. They say that praying imposes religion on students.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

Survey: Nonbelievers know more about religion than believers

A study has found that Catholics and Protestants know less about the major religions of the world than atheists and agnostics.
In the Media by Andrew John - 8 comments

Camp Quest Now In England, An Atheist Summer Camp

Every year parents send their children to camp. Many camps have a solid religious background. What about camps for non-religious families? Camp Quest was the first camp in the US for children of Atheists. The camp this year crosses the ocean to England.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Op-Ed: How Is Easter Relevant for Everyone Today? Special

One wonders in a world where violence abounds, economic struggles predominate and folks fight each other at every turn whether Easter is relevant. After all, it is a time of forgiveness and love.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 7 comments

Inside the First Church of Atheism Special

In Canada there are quite a few people who say they are persons of no religion. Atheist beliefs have risen lately. Who takes care of their spiritual needs? In Canada there are two Atheist ministers.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 35 comments

Op-Ed: FFRF Posts Anti-Religion Billboards in Wichita, KS

A non-profit organization, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, has posted anti-religion billboards in Wichita, KS promoting the separation of church and state.
In the Media by ashley.woods4 - 4 comments

Should Bibles Be Delivered with Your Newspaper?

Newspapers and Bibles are going out together. It’s a romance made in heaven for some folks, but others might consider a tad over the line. It’s happening, however, with the Tampa Tribune.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 54 comments

A 'moment of silence' could soon be silenced in Texas schools

The diversity of the phrase "moment of silence" is being appealed once again following last year's court decision to uphold the law and keep it in Texas schools. Currently, schools in the state take one minute of silence to reflect, however necessary.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 2 comments

God Declared a Delusion and 'Psychotic' While Bible Belt Debates

Religious folks would likely declare that God isn’t something they imagine but real and important in their lives. Richard Dawkins questions that vociferously. But why now?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 15 comments

All aboard Toronto's atheist bus?

It's not that uncommon to see advertisements for certain religious denominations on the Toronto transit system. But now an atheist bus campaign might be in the works for the TTC.
In the Media by Tamara Baluja - 8 comments

Atheist Advertising to Appear on Buses

"There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life," reads the message on ads appearing soon on London buses.
In the Media by Tse Hao Guang - 11 comments

Birmingham City Council Bans Atheist And Wiccan Sites

In the UK the Birmingham City Council is censoring web sites its staff can look at. While banning some sites, including Wicca and atheism it allows other religious sites to be viewed. Playing Big Brother could soon land the Council into legal action.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Atheists Forget Einstein's Views in Light of New Letter

Great Spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Einstein coined these words long ago and are used today to give hope to many. Now his words are being used again, but perhaps not in a way he would approve of.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 22 comments

Op-Ed: Why Atheists Should Start Their Own Religion-Free Churches

Is it an oxymoron for atheists to start their own churches? Even God-less ones? As more North Americans continue to move away from religion, a growing movement to efficiently organize is taking root. How atheism is learning from its fiercest critics.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 260 comments

Believers Said to Hold Social Values More Dearly Than Atheists

A recent sociology study finds that Canadians who believe in God hold more dearly values such as kindness, politeness, and generosity then do atheists. The lead researcher believes that religious groups may play important role in perpetuating civility.
In the Media by Nathalie Caron - 15 comments

Kirk Cameron: His Journey From Atheism to Evangelism

At 16, Kirk Cameron had it all. A successful television sitcom, and with it, fame & fortune beyond his wildest dreams. But, despite his wealth and popularity, he felt empty inside. He realized there was something his money couldn't buy - salvation.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 58 comments

Being an Atheist is Against the Law in Massachusetts

Are you an Atheist? Do you live in the state of Massachusetts? If you answered 'Yes' to both of these questions, you could be facing up to a one year imprisonment and three hundred dollar fine for your transgression.
In the Media by Michael Billy - 4 comments
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