Topic / Atheism

Crackpot crew threatens those who dare to ‘censor’ Christmas

America’s Liberty Counsel has identified a number of US companies who are the ‘enemies’ of Christmas, and last week it announced a fresh campaign to name and shame – and even SUE – those who attempt to take the Christian element out of the pagan festival. According to the dotty Christian Council, headed by a […]

BBC considers expanding its religious broadcasting output

Religious leaders in the UK have been invited by the BBC’s Director-General Lord Hall, above, to ‘join discussions about plans for multi-faith coverage’. The move, according to this report, follows a review earlier this year that found that the BBC’s religious output was “too Christian”. The Times reported that an increase in broadcasting for minority […]

Remembering feminist and atheist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It’s been nigh on impossible this week to compete with the tens of thousands of media reports of the US election, and the predictions of what America might look like in the coming years under the oppressive dominion of Christian extremists and their imaginary god. So, today, rather than try to select one of a […]

Christian horror comic creator Jack Chick is dead aged 92

In 2015, trailing a little-known 2008 indie documentary – God’s Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick – the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah described the movie as:  A mind-blowing profile of 91-year-old author and illustrator Jack T Chick and Chick Publications. Well, the old fire and brimstone loon has died, but his “Chick tracts”, […]

Non-believers get their own burial ground in Sweden

A Google search for a photo to illustrate a report about an atheist cemetery in Sweden yielded a whole bunch of spoof images, but the one above is both genuine and amusing. Wiki points out that Martin Jenners’ headstone is located at the Spring Vale Cemetery in Lafayette, Indiana. Jenners was a Civil War veteran […]

Kenyan atheists want God removed from national anthem

Earlier this year the Kenyan authorities, under pressure from religious groups, deregistered the Atheists in Kenya organisation. They claimed the non-believers were a ‘threat to peace and good order’. If they thought this would serve to silence the group, they were proved wrong, for Harrison Mumia, above, President of Atheists in Kenya, is now demanding […]

Violent protests scupper an atheist convention in India

A two-day atheism convention that was to commence in Mathura yesterday was called off after violent protests by local religious leaders and the public. The conference had been organised by Swami Balendu, above, a former Hindu preacher and spiritual guru who became an atheist. Confirming the cancellation of the convention at Balendu’s ashram in Mathura, Alok […]

Creationist’s anti-atheist movie wins ‘Best Science Film’ award

Earlier this year a 260-pound former professional boxer, ex-cop and fundamentalist Christian sat down to watch Ray (Bananaman) Comfort’s latest movie, The Atheist Delusion: Why Millions Deny the Obvious. It left Matt Barber, above – author of Hating Jesus: The American Left’s War on Christianity – “balling (sic) like a baby”. After writing here that […]

Kids as young as 10 choosing atheism over Catholicism

Washington-based researcher Mark Gray, above, has some bad news for the Catholic Church: youngsters are demanding proof that what they are being taught about God and religion is true. In the absence of such evidence, they are leaving the Church in large numbers to become atheists or agnostics because there’s trend in popular culture to […]

Blogger arrested for playing Pokémon Go in a church

Ruslan Sokovsky, above, a young Russian blogger from Yekaterinburg, has been arrested for playing Pokémon Go in a church, then posting a video of his ‘crime’. Sokovsky, according to this report, was acting in defiance of an earlier warning broadcast by a Russian state news programme against catching Pokémon on the state border or in […]