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IHEU condemns murder of yet another Bangladeshi atheist

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has renewed calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to give better protection to non-believers after atheist publisher Shahzahan Bachchu was murdered on Monday, June 11. Bachchu was known locally and within the secular Bangladeshi movement as an outspoken, sometimes fiery activist for secularism. He printed poetry and books related […]

Spain’s new atheist PM wants religion kept out of schools

Pedro Sánchez, an atheist to the core, today became the first Spanish Prime Minister to be sworn in without a Bible or a crucifix on the table before him – a day after the stunning parliamentary defeat of his predecessor Mariano Rajoy. Four years ago Sánchez, then General Secretary of the Socialist Party (PSOE), confirmed […]

Religion will play no part in Philip Roth’s funeral tomorrow

The prolific Jewish-American author, who died on Tuesday at the age of 85, will be buried in New York tomorrow (Monday) without a hint of religious flim-flam. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Roth’s biographer, Blake Bailey, said the Pulitzer Prize winner “expressly forbade” any religious rituals from being part of his funeral. “There was […]

Irreligious Britain is entering a ‘frightening new Dark Age’

Bishop Philip Egan of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth – pictured above with a glum young novitiate – warned at the weekend that a ‘frightening new Dark Age’ brought on by the end of faith in society is imminent for Britain. According to this report, he said in an April 15 pastoral letter: The demise […]

God’s not Dead series: latest stinker fails spectacularly

The third in the God’s Not Dead series bombed at the Easter weekend, bringing in a ‘lousy’ $2.6 million. It appears that folk have had it up to here with the tedious and deceitful messages of the three movies: that god-fearing Christians are constantly being pitchforked by left-leaning atheist tyrants. According to this World Religion […]

‘Crazy’ atheist and the Pope are ‘in love’ says columnist

Well-known Italian columnist, Father Mauro Leonardi, this week tried to explain how the Pope Francis was ‘misrepresented’ over the existence of Hell by veteran atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 93, above. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Catholic world when Scalfari recently wrote – not for the first time – that Francis did […]

Good Friday pub openings generate £35-million in Ireland

On Friday, for the first time in 90 years, pubs in Ireland were allowed to stay open – and to celebrate members of Atheist Ireland gathered at the Hairy Lemon in Dublin. It is reported by The Independent that the opening is believed to have generated more than £35-million in sales. It was the first […]

Police remove evangelical pest from New Jersey gymnasium

Craig Fasler, centre, senior evangelist with Christian Equippers International, had to be removed by police from Retro Fitness in Manahawkin, NJ, because of his unwanted advances towards gym members. Fasler, according to this report, blamed an atheist staff member for his eviction. He said he was told: You are not allowed to speak about religion here. I […]

Demand for atheism rises in countries under Islamic rule

The scientist and author Richard Dawkins is giving away translations of The God Delusion in countries under Islamic rule like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan. The reason behind the decision is the thirst for atheism in such countries. Whilst 3.3 million copies of the bestseller have been sold since 2006, the unofficial Arabic pdf alone […]

Stephen Hawking kept alive for years by ‘demonic forces’

Master debater ‘on the topics of atheism and evolution‘, Mike Shoesmith, Executive Editor of PNN (Pathetic Nutter News Network), claimed last week  that famed physicist Stephen Hawking was able to live for decades with ALS because he was being kept alive by demons. According to Right Wing Watch, he insisted that it was no coincidence […]