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Op-Ed: Top 5 Atheist Books of 2013

2013 was a very good year for books and though narrowing them down to five is no easy task, it seemed only right to provide some must read material to start your new year off right.

Atheist group seeks $30,000 for hotline for those leaving faith Special

(UPDATED VERSION with interview from Recovering from Religion's Executive Director) An atheist group has announced plans for a hotline targeting people who are struggling with the desire to leave their religions.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Norway abolishes state-sponsored Church of Norway

In an unprecedented move, the Norwegian Parliament has voted to abolish the state-sponsored Church of Norway with a constitutional amendment.

Op-Ed: D.C.'s Reason Rally — Largest secular gathering in history

Washington - On March 24, the National Mall in Washington D.C. will be the site of the largest gathering of atheists, agnostics, and secular humanists in history.

Pope has sights set on defeating secularism in the West

Pope Benedict has his sights set on defeating Western secularism as he reshuffles bureaucracy in the Vatican. The Pope has been embroiled in the sex scandal involving Catholic priests, and has made a priority of reinvigorating the faith in Europe.

Not enough religion on the BBC, say religionists

Secularists in the United Kingdom say religious programmes put out by the national broadcaster, the BBC, are not popular or valued.
 

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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Brandi Braschler  board director for the Humanists of Florida Association embraces her separation of...
Brandi Braschler, board director for the Humanists of Florida Association embraces her separation of church and state protest sign.
Starke resident Daniel Cooney and his two sons defended the separation of church and state by showin...
Starke resident Daniel Cooney and his two sons defended the separation of church and state by showing up to protest the monument.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Florida state director of American Atheists Bridget Gaudette  right  oversaw the event.
Florida state director of American Atheists Bridget Gaudette, right, oversaw the event.
Christians gathered in prayer circles  singing hymns.
Christians gathered in prayer circles, singing hymns.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Atheists from Tallahassee joined in on the protest.
Atheists from Tallahassee joined in on the protest.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Logo for the Reason Rally  used to promote the event.
Logo for the Reason Rally, used to promote the event.
Reason Rally
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.

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