Blog Posts

Making Room for Non-Theists (guest post by Becky Garrison)

Even though humanist chaplain Greg Epstein and his staff played a key role in the outreach efforts following the Boston Marathon bombing and several members of their community were among those seriously injured as as I reported at Religion Dispatches and The Washington Post’s “On Faith” column, non-theists were not permitted to be seated…...

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An Open Letter to the Secular Community

It is an amazing time to be part of the secular movement. Look at what’s happened in 2012 alone. We held the Reason Rally, the largest event our community has ever had, which brought over 20,000 atheists, humanists, and other secular people together on the National Mall. We are growing,…...

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Add Your Name to Our 50th Anniversary Magazine

The 50th Anniversary Edition of American Atheist magazine will recognize the generosity of our members and donors for the last 50 years. Without the financial support of thousands of activists, advocates, and atheists, American Atheists would not have become to the most visible and effective voice in the fight to protect the…...

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Swearing-in

When the members of the 113th Congress were sworn-in to office last week, each of them was swearing to uphold the U.S. Constitution—but there was great variation upon what authority they were swearing to do so by. There is no requirement that members of Congress hold any text when they…...

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Remembering Ann

REMEMBERING ANN IN MEMORIAM ANN E. ZINDLER February 25, 1935—January 4, 2013 By Frank R. Zindler   It’s been a long goodbye, but now it’s final. The only woman I have ever loved has died, two months shy of her seventy-eighth birthday. Eighteen years after her first breast cancer in 1990,…...

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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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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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Voice of Our Veterans

Veterans Day. This day is set aside each year to honor the brave men and women who serve to protect the freedom that we enjoy. The thanks that we offer never seems to be enough compared to the great sacrifices they have made. This Veterans’ Day, as we honor those…...

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