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Recovering from Religion

A moving, human, and somewhat painful story of a former Louisiana preacher who’s become a public atheist. Courtesy of the New York Times, an excerpt: DeWitt began e-mailing with dozens of fellow apostates every day and eventually joined another new network called Recovering From Religion, intended to help people extricate themselves from evangelical Christianity. Atheists, he […]

A Great Debate

As the moderator said, so unlike – better than – those silly presidential debates.

Australia’s Atheist

Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister of Australia, is an atheist: “No, I don’t,” she told an interviewer at Australia’s national radio, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) who asked her point blank if she believed in God. “I’m not a religious person.” “I was brought up in the Baptist Church, but during my adult life I’ve, you […]

“No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State”

This diary on DailyKos was well-reasoned and a lot of it reflects my own thoughts, but even I – as an atheist – didn’t know that the state constitutions of seven states prohibit or restrict atheists from holding public office: Arkansas: No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in […]

Atheism

I’m going to betray the usual protocol and quote a blog post in its entirety. This coming-out post by a fellow atheist – Chris Bowers at OpenLeft – has left me with a lot to say (emphasis added): Rick Warren Hates Atheists, Like Me by: Chris Bowers Fri Dec 19, 2008 at 14:18 Left-wing pressure seems to […]