Screw Sharia: Godlessness Is Creeping Across America

Adam Weinstein · 05/12/15 02:28PM

Perhaps you’re concerned about the rise of Islam in American life. Or the rising influence of evangelical Christians who express concern about the rise of Islam. It may surprise you to learn that America’s fastest-growing religious demographic is people who just don’t give a shit.

You Won't See This Atheist Billboard in Canada, But Fetus Pics Are OK

Adam Weinstein · 12/06/13 06:00PM

A Canadian pro-atheist nonprofit tried to get its ad campaign up on urban billboards, and the media conglomerate in charge of the billboards said no, which is kinda weird, since the conglomerate was cool with pro-life ads featuring fetus heads.

Should Atheists Be Allowed to Do Yoga?

Hamilton Nolan · 07/08/13 12:43PM

Last week, a California judge ruled that a school district could teach yoga, despite objections from parents that it amounted to promoting an "Eastern religion." Now, one provocative columnist raises an even more alarming yoga issue: godless Western atheists are sullying yoga's holiness, by doing it (yoga).

America Is the Least Religious It's Ever Been

Hamilton Nolan · 03/13/13 10:40AM

"Dark news cometh in an unholy land." A Bible verse that prophesied our modern Gomorrah called America? Actually it's just a phrase I made up. Now let us segue into the news that religion in America is at an all time low.

It's Time For Nativity Lawsuit Season

Mallory Ortberg · 11/19/12 11:02PM

It's too soon to have to think about any of this, but it's happening anyways - a federal judge in LA's District Court ruled today that the city of Santa Monica is allowed to ban Nativity scenes in parks and other public places after The Santa Monica Nativity Scene Committee brought a lawsuit against the city. If the decision carries, all "unattended displays," regardless of content, will be prohibited from city-owned spaces. The committee, which has been staging the scenes for almost sixty years, has promised to appeal the decision, because this is a fight that will continue forever, long after every living human descendant has forgotten what a nativity is.

Reddit Will Destroy Islam With Dumb Memes

Adrian Chen · 06/25/12 04:26PM

Attention Muslims of the world: Better get your Muslim-ing in ASAP because atheist users of Reddit have decided to "go after" your puny religion. Rest in peace, Islam. You had a good thousand-and-a-half-or-so years but you're no match for image macros and rage comics.

Military Base to Host Atheism-Themed Concert

Jim Newell · 08/08/11 01:41PM

Here's a big of news to get the cranks all hot and bothered: The atheists are taking over America's military! Specifically for one day on one base, Fort Bragg, next spring, for an "atheism concert." Take that, God.

Richard Dawkins Torn Limb From Limb—By Atheists

Remy Stern · 07/07/11 05:37PM

Biologist, philosopher, and atheist prophet Richard Dawkins really put his foot in it. The New Statesman says Dawkin's career as a public intellectual is kaput. The Atlantic Wire has him losing a flame-war against his very own fan base. In the blogosphere, the most devoted Dawkinsians—people who've spent their adult lives in adoration of his every utterance—are boycotting his books and calling him a buffoon. A classist, male chauvinistic, and potentially racist buffoon. And why?

Newt Gingrich's Grandchildren Will Be Ruled By Atheist Muslims

Jim Newell · 03/29/11 11:55AM

Newt Gingrich, one of the serious Republican candidates for president, is back on the subject of Muslims this week. He's not just concerned that Muslims proper will co-opt his grandchildren when they come of age. He's worried about a new ultra-breed of Muslims, Atheist Muslims, performing the dirty work. Have you heard of these people? They probably live in cities.

Christmas Looking More Godless Than Ever

Hamilton Nolan · 11/10/10 11:03AM

The annual godless atheist humanist War on Christmas starts just as early as the Corporate American Christmas Season, and with equal fervor. For at least the third straight year, atheists have chosen to assault god-fearing Americans, with advertisements. Godless advertisements.

Study: Atheists Know the Most About Religion

Hamilton Nolan · 09/28/10 09:58AM

Like most religious people, Americans are breathtakingly ignorant. We already knew we were ignorant about science and other factual matters, of course—but it turns out we're equally ignorant about religion! Except for the atheists.