Apparently Freedom of Religion Does Not Apply to Second Graders

Barely into this school year and my daughter has already had another layer of innocence scrubbed away. I worry she has donned a layer of protection in its place. Vulnerability leads to some of the greatest gifts of human existence, but it is not always rewarded thusly. ...more
I'd like to offer a little of a different perspective on this if I may. My daughter is six years ...more

How It Feels To Be A Feminist Atheist Liberal in Virginia

 Williamsburg, VA Rebuilt Colonial Capitol ...more

The 7 Most Badass Atheist Songs

Here are the 7 most badass atheist and/or humanist and/or gleefully irreverent songs.  The best is at the end, but first:...more

Yes, There Are Woman Atheists! 15 Famous Female Atheists

We hear a lot about how “white men are the face of atheism” and “why women don’t subscribe to atheism” and shit.  Truth is, there are plenty of women who are atheists, even ones in the spotlight.  People just don’t listen to them. Kinda the story of our lives, as women. Here are 15 famous women who are self-professed atheists: 1. Julianne Moore ...more
Thanks for this. I think if you asked people to make a blind list of "smartest women in ...more

Best Atheism Quotes

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
SKirkconnell M.M.J. Gregory in_mandyland Metoo LOL! I always did a lap or two around the ...more

How an Atheist Celebrates "the Holidays"

Last year, there was no Thanksgivikkah. Hannukah occured during its normal time of year, somewhere around Christmas. And on one cold December day, as I was walking home from the L train, a nice Hasidic man stopped me. "Excuse me, are you Jewish?" Now it just so happens that as far as the Jews are concerned I am Jewish. But since I am of the belief that you should not claim ownership of a religion that you do not actually practice, I do not agree....more

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” -Dawkins

Internet, meet my Earl Grey. Earl Grey, meet the internet. Tea (Earl Grey, hot) is not what this post is about but it is enabling me to keep my eyes open. I give credit where it is due. This post is going to be about that quote up above the picture of my delicious tea. It is going to be about 'The A Word'. Atheism....more

"I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." -God in 'The Holy Bible'

I don’t know about you, but that sure sounds like a guy I’d want to worship!/sarcasm...more