Humanism

Freedom From Religion Foundation Ads Hit Metro Buses

February 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Capital Times

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/440287

The godless are hitting the road.

Fifty Madison Metro buses are now displaying six different interior advertising messages from prominent non-believers, thanks to a campaign sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison.

The messages range from actress Butterfly McQueen's "As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free...

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Secular Push Upsets Spain's Traditionalists

February 21, 2009

Author: Christine Spolar

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.kansas.com/living/religion/story/707000.html

For a country steeped in Catholic tradition, these are alarming times.

Public schools are being told by judicial order to pull crucifixes from their walls. City buses with billboards espousing atheism are rumbling through the streets here, prompting yowls of blasphemy from Catholic leaders.

"Probably God Doesn't Exist...

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Groups Try to Strip Atheist Provision From Ark. Constitution

February 19, 2009

Author: Karin Hamilton

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17577

A religious liberty watchdog group has joined a campaign to strip the Arkansas Constitution of a provision that prohibits atheists from holding office and testifying in court.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sent a letter Tuesday (Feb. 17) to the Arkansas legislature in support of a bill to amend Article 19, Section 1, of the Arkansas...

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Secular Group Puts Up 'Praise Darwin' Billboards

February 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,490184,00.html

A secularist group is observing the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin with billboards that urge people to "Evolve Beyond Belief."

The Freedom From Religion Foundation placed "Praise Darwin" billboards in Grand Junction; Dayton, Tenn.; Dover, Pa.; and Whitehall, Ohio.

They feature stained-glass designs and a picture of the...

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'Imagine No Religion' Message Billboard Goes Up In Sacramento

February 9, 2009

Author: Trina Hoaks

Source: Atheism Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-2044-Atheism-Examiner~y2009m2d9-Imagine-No-Religion-Message-Billboard-Goes-Up-in-Sacramento

Set against a colorful stained-glass window background, the John Lennonesque message is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the views of nonbelievers. The Madison, Wis.-based state/church watchdog is the...

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Christians Post Faith Messages On London Buses

February 6, 2009

Author: Meera Selva

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/6250142.html

Christians are soldiering on in the battle over God's existence by putting ads on London's famous red buses urging people to have faith.

The posters are a response to an atheist campaign that told people to stop worrying about religion because God probably doesn't exist.
...

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Humanism to Be Taught as a Religion In Victorian Schools

February 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Christian Today Australia

http://au.christiantoday.com/article/humanism-to-be-taught-as-a-religion-in-victorian-schools/5307.htm

Victorian primary school students will soon have religious education lessons taught by people who do not believe in God and say there is "no evidence of any supernatural power". The Humanist Society has developed a curriculum, which the State...

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Do Obama's Nods to Non-Believers Signal Turning Tide for U.S. Atheists?

February 2, 2009

Author: Lee-Anne Goodman

Source: The Canadian Press

http://www.570news.com/news/international/article.jsp?content=w0202123A

On a bustling day in a downtown D.C. neighbourhood, a street vendor named Samuel is doing a brisk business selling President Barack Obama T-shirts.

He's talking incessantly about Jesus as he makes his sales, until one customer politely tells him she doesn't believe in God.

Emblazoned with...

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Faith On the Side Of a Bus

January 31, 2009

Author: Jason Buckland

Source: CNEWS

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/01/31/8215376-sun.html

A provocative and highly controversial religious ad set to debut today is being welcomed by church groups who say it encourages open discussion about the validity of God.

In response to a popular British billboard that will appear soon on the TTC, the United Church of Canada has launched the ad in today's Globe and Mail.
...

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Thousands Attend Boulder Debate On Atheism And Religion

January 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic News Agency

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=14909

Writers Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens brought their polemics on religion and atheism to a debate Monday evening at the University of Colorado at Boulder before a sold-out crowd of 2,050 in the campus’ Macky Auditorium.

D’Souza, a Catholic and author of the book “What’s So Great about Christianity,”...

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