Reading Time: 4 minutes In the spirit of the Bible’s demonstration that God exists, I make a public challenge to a popular Christian preacher. Pat Robertson, are you listening?
If You Can Create a Likable Atheist Character, You Could Win Up to $25,000
Reading Time: < 1 minute Last year, I posted an image created by reader Nick Pisca all about how fictional atheists on television seemed to always be so damn unlikeable:
To be fair, there are some atheists on TV who are genuinely likable, but you could probably count them all on one hand.
Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Center For Inquiry are trying to alleviate that problem. They’re sponsoring a contest in which someone who creates a fictional, likable atheist could win a *lot* of money:
After 2,800 Entries, Here's a Secular Version of the Ten Commandments
Reading Time: 2 minutes To promote their new book Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century, authors Lex Bayer (a Silicon Valley entrepreneur) and John Figdor (the Humanist chaplain at Stanford University) held a contest in which atheists could suggest their own Commandments. Each winner would receive $1,000. (Disclosure: I was one of the judges.)
After 2,800 entries, the final list of Commandments is now out. What do you think?
Win a Secular-Themed Art Print for the Holiday Season
Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’re still looking for a gift to get that special heathen this holiday season, these art prints featuring the quotations of people like Carl Sagan, Sam Harris, and Neil deGrasse Tyson are pretty sweet:
There's a Creationist Vending Machine in a Massachusetts Mall
Contest Will Reward Atheists Who Remove Their Mask
Reading Time: < 1 minute Openly Secular, the campaign to get atheists to come out of the closet, is running a contest that’s pretty simple to enter:
All you have to do is make a video explaining who you are, why you’re open about your non-theism, and how it’s affected your life — and you could be in the running to win $1,000!
Your Chance to Win a Collection of Four Books by Victor Stenger
Reading Time: < 1 minute Before his death this past August, Dr. Victor J. Stenger was a prolific writer, cranking out books on everything from atoms to the universe itself. The folks at Prometheus Books would like to give away a collection of four of his most popular books: God: The Failed Hypothesis, God and the Folly of Faith, God […]
What Would Your (Secular) Ten Commandments Be? Your Answers Could Be Worth Up To $10,000
Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday, I posted an excerpt from a new book called Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century by Lex Bayer (a Silicon Valley entrepreneur) and John Figdor (the Humanist chaplain at Stanford University).
In conjunction with the book launch, they’re also running a contest in which you can win a lot of money — up to $10,000 — by telling them what would be included in your personal Ten Commandments.
God's Not Dead 2 Will Be Out Next Year, Says Studio Head
Reading Time: 2 minutes The movie that featured a comical caricature of an atheist college professor will soon be resurrected:
Atheist Pumpkin-Carving Contest
Reading Time: < 1 minute American Atheists is giving away a free ticket to next year’s National Convention in Memphis (and a year of free membership) to the winner of a pumpkin carving contest. And nothing says scary like a pumpkin that promotes godlessness:
The rules are pretty simple: