Topic / Atheism

Brain dead faith-heads react with glee to Hawking’s death

Christians have been wishing for years that atheist Prof Stephen Hawking would die so that they could gleefully announce his arrival in hell. Well, they got their chance this week, and Friendly Atheist Hermant Mehta has been keeping tabs on the hateful things god-bothering imbeciles have been saying. To his post I would add two […]

‘Militant atheist’ in line to be appointed a US Navy chaplain

Faith-heads are expressing horror over the fact that Dr Jason Heap, above, may be appointed to serve as a secular-humanist chaplain in the Navy despite having been rejected earlier. In what conservative blogger George Rasley describes as “a bizarre act straight out of the Obama playbook”, the Navy Chaplain Appointment and Retention Eligibility Advisory group […]

Another atheist has a run-in with hosts on Egyptian TV

Last year we reported that Egyptian atheist and human rights activist Ahmed Harqan had stormed out of Rania Mahmoud Yassin’s Al -Assema TV show after the presenter asserted that Egypt ‘unfortunately’ had 866 atheists, and that atheism was spreading ‘like wildfire’ in her country. We now learn that a second atheist, Mohammad Hashem, above, was […]

Academy accused of tolerating atheism but not Christianity

The T2 Apprenticeship Academy in Bristol allowed ‘an outspoken left-wing atheist’ to remain in his teaching post but sacked a teacher for expressing her Christian opinions about homosexuality. According to jlpressagency.com, the Bristol Employment Tribunal – hearing the case of Svetlana Powell – was told by Christian Legal Centre lawyer Pavel Stroilov that that the […]

Study: gay pride and atheism is on the rise among the young

Encouraging news: Generation Z teens – the 70 million kids born between 1999 and 2015 – are at least twice as likely as American adults to identify as as LGBT or atheist, according to a study just released by the Barna Group. Christianity Today reports that study – which shows that 13 percent of teens […]

My quest for truth began with Bible Stories for Children

This piece first appeared under the title ‘Why I am an Atheist’ in American Atheist Magazine, and is reproduced with permission. It’s one of the few childhood memories I have that isn’t about Star Wars or Spider-Man.  I’m seven, and my mother is bringing me a large hardback book called Bible Stories for Children.  It […]

Egypt to ban atheism, believing it endangers mental health

In 2014, little more than a week after Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt’s President, the government announced that it was preparing a national plan to prevent the spread atheism, particularly among the Muslim country’s youth. A few months later Al-Shabab, a government-linked newspaper, stated that atheists were “the country’s second enemy after the Muslim […]

Mystery surrounds deaths of atheist billionaire and his wife

Almost 10,000 people – including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – today attended the funeral of Barry and Honey Sherman who were found dead of ligature neck compression at their luxury home in Toronto on December 15. The deaths left Canadians deeply shocked, not least because police have so far not indicated that billionaire Barry […]

The BBC’s top radio man, James Purnell, is an atheist

And for some this is a huge problem because religious programming forms part of his job of Radio and Education Director, and they are calling for his resignation. Purnell, who was appointed to the job in 2016, is reportedly now at the centre of a row after he told listeners to Radio 4’s Today programme […]

Why are bears appearing on a school’s Facebook page?

Because Stanton Elementary School in Powell County, Kentucky, is apparently teaching kids that atheists will be eaten by bears. Pranksters targeted the school’s Facebook page this week after it was reported that one of its pupils, ten-year-old Devin Estes, was being bullied because he decided to pull out of a daily Christian programme called the […]