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Oh, joy. Senator Tom Harkin will appear in a video message at the Reason Rally. While he may be a lifelong Catholic, as he declares in the announcement, and while he is one of the biggest supporters of acupuncture, chiropracty, herbal and homeopathic ‘healing’, and all the alt med bullshit he can fling millions of…

The new site went live sometime late last night, and our technical help slaved away to try and get everything working, if not beautiful. Check out Freethoughtblogs some time today, and say what you think. I’ve created a thread to collect suggestions and criticisms as we shake out the bugs, fine-tune everything, and eventually, make…

Hedges has been totally nuts for the last few years: he’s got this crazy irrational hysteria about atheists that makes him utterly unhinged whenever he writes about us. His latest is of a piece with his mania: The gravest threat we face from terrorism, as the killings in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik underscore, comes…

Who else but Christopher Hitchens? This year, Richard Dawkins himself will present AAA’s Richard Dawkins Award to Christopher Hitchens, who may accept in person or in absentia as his schedule permits. Christopher Hitchens is one of the most prolific modern writers and exponents of atheism; he has appeared on every major news and political television…

More declarations

That article I mentioned earlier about a collection of statements from atheists on why they don’t believe is now available at the New Statesman. You can read all of them, not just mine!

It takes real effort to purge yourself of parasites, and Australia’s got ‘em: rabbits, cane toads, and now…chaplains. In a nation that prides itself on its secular government, Australia has this bizarre and inappropriate relic, the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), which somehow manages to suck large sums of money out of the government to…

Music for the mind

You should enjoy this: 50 academics talk about god. It’s a half hour of nothing but reason and lucid statements of the obvious. (via Dr JTP)

Various godless/critical thinking organizations are doing a good thing: they are expanding their sphere of interest into the high schools, and there are now new resources available to students. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to be a secular activist in your high school, you can contact JT Eberhard at…

Nice dog tags

Maybe the military isn’t so full of fundies as I feared. Justin Griffith managed to get dog tags with his religious preference — “ATHEIST/FSM” — which is good to hear. It wasn’t easy, since his recruiter lied and listed him as a Baptist. The story of his drill sergeant’s reaction to discovering his holy book,…

Australia has a census coming up, and you know us atheists: we don’t take religion seriously, so we’re likely to write down any old mocking riposte to questions about our beliefs. Try not to do it: it gets the godless under-reported. Just answer “no religion” if you’re an atheist. If it helps, imagine that the…