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Was Jesus Real? Asks Jesus Project Scholars

Reading Time: < 1 minute (This is a guest post by Trina Hoaks. Trina is the Atheist Examiner at … A new project is under way to determine if Jesus actually existed. Aptly enough, it is called the “Jesus Project.” The project, which is an initiative of the Center for Inquiry, is comprised of 20 scholars from different areas […]

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10 Books About Atheism You’ll Want for Christmas

Reading Time: 4 minutes Yeah, you don’t technically celebrate Christmas, but that won’t stop you from asking for presents or buying something for yourself. Here’s are some of my recommendations for atheist books you’ll want this holiday season. (And by that, I mean I want them this holiday season.) Some of them have been around for a while, some […]

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The Atheist Convention Conflict

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is the list of atheist (and skeptic) conventions occurring in 2009: Convention Location Dates American Atheists Atlanta, GA 4/9-4/12 Center for Inquiry’s 12th World Congress Washington, D.C. 4/9-4/12 American Humanist Association Phoenix, Arizona 6/5-6/7 The Amaz!ng Meeting 7 Las Vegas, NV 7/9-7/12 Freedom From Religion Foundation Unknown Unknown Atheist Alliance International Unknown Unknown Secular […]

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Upcoming Campus Events

Reading Time: < 1 minute I will be speaking at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The event is free and, if you come, I’ll privately dance for you. It begins at 8:00 pm in The Founder’s Lounge of the Frick Center. — And for those of you in Indiana, the student group at Purdue University will be […]

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How Much Money Does the Religious Right Take In?

Reading Time: < 1 minute I received an email from Americans United for Separation of Church and State with the following banner image indicating how much money the following Christian Right organizations take in annually (click for larger version): Most atheist organizations wouldn’t appear on this list. Only a couple would crack the very bottom of it. We have a […]

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Leadership Change for Atheist Alliance International

Reading Time: < 1 minute Margaret Downey‘s term has ended as President of Atheist Alliance International and the new officers are in place. The new president is Stuart Bechman, president of the group Atheists United in Los Angeles, California. Stuart was active in the initial efforts to form the Coalition for the Community of Reason, which ultimately led to the […]

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Win a Trip to the Galapagos!

Reading Time: < 1 minute The FLorida Atheists and Secular Humanists (FLASH) and the Center for Inquiry Community of Ft. Lauderdale are raising funds for their Darwin Day public education events next year. If you donate $50 to their cause, you will be entered in a raffle to win a trip for two (for 7 days/6 nights) to the Galapagos […]

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The Edger

Reading Time: 2 minutes I still don’t know the story behind the name, but so far, I’m liking what I see on The Edger, a new collective blog by secular students. Besides the original, interesting articles, they are doing a lot of important things potential bloggers would be wise to learn from: Getting the hang of everything before the […]

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Weekend Highlights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Back from Canada! Toronto was a blast 🙂 Thanks to the University of Toronto and University of Guelph secular student groups and the Center for Inquiry for putting together a terrific event. Can’t wait to go back. Random highlights: Some students advertised my talk (“Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes”) by putting fliers around campus. […]

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