American Atheists

‘War on Christmas’ Continues As Atheist Banner is Destroyed

Cranford, NJ—The small township of West Milford, NJ has become the scene of the latest attack on atheists. Vandals allegedly destroyed a banner donated by American Atheists for the township holiday display after local City Councilman Joseph Smolinski appeared to advocate its theft.  According to an article in the NorthJersey.com…...

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Don’t Forget the Atheists When Tragedy Strikes

By: Ed Buckner and Amanda Knief During the past five days, a nation has struggled to deal with the loss and grief of 20 children and six adults—all gunned down for unknown reasons. American Atheists recognizes that many in this country will turn to their Christian beliefs and leaders for…...

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Winter Billboard Launched in Times Square

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists’ latest billboard, located in the heart of New York City, is set to launch on December 11, 2012.  Strategically positioned in Times Square (across from the M&M store), the billboard will display images of Santa and Jesus with the message, “Keep the merry! Dump the myth!”  …...

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Virginia Public Offical Calls Atheists Terrorists

In a Washington Times article Loudoun County Supervisor Ken Reid calls Atheists “terrorists.” He shared the following comment with Washington Post reporter, Shivan Sarna. “[This is] another example of putting fingers in eyes of shoppers and businesses and trying to make a mockery of Christmas holidays — that’s what they’re really about.…...

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Bill O’Reilly: “Christianity is NOT a Religion”

Bill O’Reilly has said many interesting things over the years on The O’Reilly Factor. His statement, “the tides go in, the tides go out” raised the eyebrows of viewers across the country during a discussion about American Atheists’ winter billboards with President David Silverman in January 2011.   But tonight…...

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Feeling Thankful in a Godless World

Intransitive Gratitude: Feeling Thankful in a Godless World A Special Thanksgiving post by Greta Christina If you don’t believe in God, what does gratitude mean? I don’t mean specific gratitude towards specific people for specific benevolent acts. I mean that more broad, general, sweeping sense of gratitude: gratitude for things…...

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Acknowledge ‘Almighty God’ or Go Directly to Jail

Cranford, NJ—Everyday in Kentucky, due to a 2008 homeland security law, atheists and agnostics are potentially forced to assert that the public safety of their state is dependent on “Almighty God” or face criminal charges, including up to 12 months in jail. On November 13, 2012, American Atheists’ National Legal…...

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Atheist Group Goes Green with Solar Array

  Cranford, NJ—American Atheists, an organization best known for taking a hard stance in the fight for the civil liberties of atheists, is now fighting for the future of our planet. In a bold move, the organization announced today the installation of the George Whatley Solar Array on the roof…...

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