Atheist News

A place to post and find links to news and other media that pertain to atheists, rationals, skeptics and humanists world-wide.

Members: 2414
Latest Activity: Oct 19

Atheist News Bits

Welcome to the Atheist Newsgroup here on Atheist Nexus. This group allows you to post news stories and other relevant articles here to share with everyone on the site.

Before posting, please read the


(PLEASE DO NOT POST FULL ARTICLES. Post a synopsis and a link to the full article unless you are the author of the material. Full articles and other copyright infringements will be deleted without notice. Sorry guys! --Joe)

Atheist News Podcast Project

Hey guys.

I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

Other folks have offered to take over but I don't really feel comfortable with that. Quit while you're ahead, sez I.

Anyhow, I payed for another year of hosting, so the archive of podcasts will be available for at least that long.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks guys and gals! It was AMAZING.



Questions, comments?

email address


Subscribe to PodcastSubscribe on iTunesFollow on Twitter

08/16/2008 - Atheist News breaks 100 users 11/20/2008 - Atheist News Breaks 250 users 04/01/2009 - Atheist News Breaks 500 users 09/22/2009 - Atheist News is the first group to break 1000 users! 02/09/2010 - Atheist News is the first group to break 1500 users! 10/15/2010 - Atheist News is the first group to break 2000 users! For the full membership log, click here. Subscribe to news feed in a reader

"Like" us on Facebook.
I'd invite you to "Hate" us,
but they've not yet implemented that feature.

Discussion Forum

Valerie Tarico Interviews Chris Johnson, Creator of Atheist-Themed Book and Documentary Film, A Better Life

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Aug 31. 25 Replies

I hadn't run across the name Chris Johnson before reading this article from Alternet/Salon, but Johnson published A Better Life last year, a coffee table book in which he details the lives of various…Continue

Tags: morality, atheism

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 4. 8 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Atheists Become More Visible and Vocal in Zambia

Started by Daniel W Jul 3. 0 Replies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging  Technologies. is a very religious nation... officially declared a…Continue

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 2. 11 Replies

We all know the Catholic Church is a fraud everywhere, and in many ways.  It's nice to see they were caught with their financial pants down, instead of the other kind.…Continue

Tags: Catholic Fraud

Brother Kills Brother Over Ramadan Fasting

Started by Pat. Last reply by Joseph P Jun 26. 9 Replies

Well, the religion of peace has shone its amity and kindness yet once…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 16. 6 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13. 1 Reply

Why Evolution Is True claims to have a 2005…Continue

Tags: Hitchens, Christopher

Humanist Marriage "Demonic?" - Angry Christian Rails Against Humanism — This Atheist’s Polite Response Is Perfect

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9. 7 Replies

British TV Show The Big Questions showed Discuss Jesus founder Taiwo Adewuyi holding forth hilariously on how "humanist marriage," legal in Scotland but not in England, is demonic. He gets his…Continue

Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12, 2014. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12, 2014. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20, 2014. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13, 2014. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3, 2014. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1, 2014. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30, 2014. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30, 2014. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Atheist News to add comments!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2015 at 12:00am

Of course the USA House Science Committee has young Earth creationists in it. A strategy to place such believers into  school boards, municipal, state and federal positions in order to create rules and regulations that supported their position. Remember, years ago, when there was a big debate over the definition of a family as being a man, a woman, and their children? Those people were determined to keep GLBT people out of the family definition. That was in 1975 that I debated them. The young Earth Creationist did get on the school board and did have an effect on how the wording developed for future family definition. 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 5, 2015 at 11:36pm

Joseph, don't forget the idiot in the Health dept who doesn't believe women need health care.  (If she dies, it's god swill....)  No matter WHAT the problem is.

Comment by Joseph P on July 5, 2015 at 3:11pm

Hell, many of the members of the House Science Committee are young-earth creationists, and many more than that are global-warming deniers.

Poor Denmark, being brought down to our level.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 5, 2015 at 9:53am

Ian, what you describe about the situation in Denmark is commonplace here in the US.  I truly feel sorry for you folks. 

Comment by Ian Mason on July 5, 2015 at 1:39am

Oh dear. If it wasn't bad enough that Denmark now has a right-wing government. the new minister for Science, Technology and Research is a faithful Xtian who has 'never thought about' how old the Earth is or if the universe started with a Big Bang. Backwards, down the hill.

Comment by Joseph P on July 4, 2015 at 8:30pm

William Lane Craig (paraphrasing Martin Luther) says it pretty explicitly:

We've already said that it's the Holy Spirit who gives us the ultimate assurance of Christianity's truth. Therefore, the only role left for argument and evidence to play is a subsidiary role. I think Martin Luther correctly distinguished between what he called the magisterial and ministerial uses of reason. The magisterial use of reason occurs when reason stands over and above the gospel like a magistrate and judges it on the basis of argument and evidence. The ministerial use of reason occurs when reason submits to and serves the gospel... Should a conflict arise between the witness of the Holy Spirit to the fundamental truth of the Christian faith and beliefs based on argument and evidence, then it is the former which must take precedence over the latter, not vice versa.

-William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith, p. 36

After reading such a statement, you can dismiss WLC as someone who doesn't give a damn if what he's arguing for is actually true.  His entire stated objective is revealed to be a lie.  If an argument or some evidence indicates that his religious beliefs are false, then he'll just ignore it.  He's cowardly and dishonest, on a fundamental level.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 4, 2015 at 9:19am

@ Joseph - You really put it in a nutshell (so to speak):

>You have to be honest, before this sort of stuff becomes a problem.  They aren't.

In their minds, their holy and superior ends justify any means.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 3, 2015 at 10:45pm

The First Amendment says nothing about "respecting" someone's delusions.  Walking on eggshells, maybe, but not "respect."  That's why my usual reaction to doorbell-ringers is guffaws, and/or, "Do you really believe that shit?  I pity you."

And that's why my sister and I have not discussed religion for more than 50 years....we have to share this house, and I can't handle constant confrontations.She means well, and that's what George Bernard Shaw said is the worst thing you can say about somebody.

Comment by Joseph P on July 3, 2015 at 8:21pm

This opens a genuine Pandora's Box, because ALL beliefs must get respected under the First Amendment.

That's the way it would work, if the Dominionists weren't busy trying to take over the government, yes.  They're busy trying to slip in conditionals about the number of adherents your faith has, before it can actually be considered a religion and qualify for first-amendment protections.  They'll try to slip in bits about religion relative to the beliefs of the founding fathers, as if that would make a damned bit of difference.  They'll make arguments based upon frequency of worship ... or the necessity of worship, for that matter ... before it can be considered a deeply-held religious belief.

You have to be honest, before this sort of stuff becomes a problem.  They aren't.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 3, 2015 at 4:56pm

Our friend, R.A.H. wrote that an ice rink could legally be a non-profit place of worship if the majority of the skaters agreed that was the way they needed to "glorify" their deity. 

Janet Lynn always skated as though that was her reason for living.....and even as an atheist I sometimes got that "runner's high" which can be mistaken for a "god is with me" feeling.  Beta endorphins are fantastic things. (Karl Rove gets it from the money he collects from his clients.).


Members (2412)


© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service