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Romney attempts to use fear of secularism to gain votes

Oh religious people: you can never be sure if they love religion or secretly despise it. Why else would they resort to calling our free-thought movement "a religion" if not to criticize it? Obviously they recognize the fact that by definition, a religion is a creepy organization intent on pushing through their wacky agenda. While I agree this is a definite aspect of all religion, conflating our lack of beli ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 161 1/2

This week, Carisa joins me as we talk about the viral video campaign known as 'Kony 2012', and we also answer a fan's email asking "Where do you get all your information". For those of you who want all those links we mentioned, you'll find them all in the notes below: Atheist Feed Pharyngula Friendly Atheist Christian Nightmares LOL God Debunking Christianity Jesus is Love Atheist Media Blog Atheist Revolut ...

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American Atheist new Billboards advertise in Arabic and Hebrew

Despite living in a (supposedly) secular environment, many Americans are unwilling to identify themselves as Atheists for fear of losing their jobs, their loved ones, or the community bond they have worked so hard to forge. In some extremely isolated communities, potential non-believers may be completely unaware that millions of others don't subscribe to any religion. Often, this knowledge alone can make th ...

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A place for us to grieve

Death is hard on those who accept its terminal reality. There's no magical playland in the sky, there's no transference or retention of our thought patterns, and there's no evidence whatsoever that the mind is anything more than the brain. Materialism may not be appealing to the majority of the population, but it's undeniably the only reality so far to manifest itself. These supernatural fairy-tales we've c ...

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Another reason to love Daniel Radcliffe

I generally dislike when celebrities try and participate in the political discourse. Sure, I might not mind if someone famous agrees with me on every issue (which has yet to happen), but most of the time, celebrities use the spotlight to demonstrate how little they know about important topics. Such cause célèbre also tend to make them look foolish. Remember Brad and Angelina's attempt to re-invigorate Louis ...

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2012 is the end…of TGA, that is

It was a valiant effort, folks. I tried, hard as I might, to make a living spreading the "gospel' of atheism, but in the end, I failed. It took me a little while to realize just how desperate the situation had become, but my failure to secure even the most modest of loans served as a cold reminder that outside of my tiny group of supporters, there is no recognizable value in what I do. Part of me is honestl ...

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This idiot makes us all look bad

As some of you may know, I am not an American. I'm your neighbor from the Great White North (who is supposed to spell neighbor with a "u" but doesn't to avoid confusion), which means that my attitude regarding finances and politics tends to be more on the left than your average apple pie baking Good Old Boy. I was born in the province of Quebec, perhaps the most socialist of all the provinces in this countr ...

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Atheists on Reddit get it done

Most of you know that I'm often critical of our community in terms of our charitably, as I've complained in the past that many of us are not willing to compete with financially supported organized religions yet. I'm convinced that the only way to fight the evils of religion is to play their game, to some degree. Part of that includes giving money to organizations that make an actual difference rather than o ...

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Nate Phelps needs your money

As some of you may know, Nate Phelps, son of the Westboro Baptist Church's head patriarch Fred Phelps, is an atheist now, and he's working on a documentary about his life called Nate vs. Hate. In an attempt to garner funds, he's launched a kickstarter page, but so far, they seem miles away from their goal. They still need to raise over $48,000 in 4 days. This is why I haven't bothered trying to use this ser ...

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Catholic church sees writing on the wall

Religions are finally starting to understand that the scientific revolution, and the information age is eroding the power of their institution. It turns out that material explanations for natural processes are much more satisfying than a bunch of outdated superstitious ideas and vague promises of life eternal. A formerly religious fan who wrote to me recently put it better than I ever could: I've always reb ...

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