| Happy Winter Solstice -|
when the Sun is reborn
and starts rising higher each day.
At this season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail.
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.
There is only our natural world.
Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
- ffrf.org Winter Solstice sign
GOP Prays to God for Health Care Defeat Oh Lord, come to our senators.
In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Richard Dawkins interviewed,
on the arrogance of religious believers
Richard Dawkins: Darwin and the case for 'militant atheism'
Christopher Hitchens on Fox News with pastor Douglas Wilson, 10/26
Richard Dawkins on The O'Reilly Factor 10/9
Richard Dawkins at Berkeley 10/7, The Greatest Show on Earth
Richard Dawkins at Menlo School in Atherton, CA on 10/5
Sam Harris on Real Time with Bill Maher There is
no god, and Sam Harris is his prophet.
Kirk Cameron to Distribute 50,000 Altered Darwin Books
New Study Links Religion to Immoral Behavior
Andy Thomson: Why We Believe in Gods
Dan Barker vs. Bill Donahue
Secular Coalition for America - Religious tests in politics
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Sell The Vatican Save The World:
Sarah Silverman's Campaign to End Hunger
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Betty Bowers (America's Best Christian) on prayer
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In the news:
An Atheist Holiday by Patty Fisher
- on SVCor, the Humanists, and ASV
29% of Americans say religion ‘out of date’
Silicon Valley Coalition of Reason has been created as a community of atheists,
agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers in general.
The Angry Evolutionist by Richard Dawkins
Atheists in office: Déjà vu all over again by Herb Silverman
Geography of No Religion 40% - 114 million people - claim no religious affiliation
New Study Links Religion to Immoral Behavior
Is Belief in God Hurting America?
Prosperity is highest in societies where religion is practiced least
New study of the brain shows that facts and beliefs are processed in exactly the same way
Godless advertise their goodness in Chicago
Homeless Held Hostage by Catholic Church in D.C. Fight for Gay Marriage
Is This Your Brain On God?
Council Votes To Restore Monterey Cross Asks Community To Raise $50K
Monterey beach cross to be replaced
The Blair Witch Project: Former Prime Minister Warns of Atheists Among Us!!
FFRF had banners on SF Muni buses!
Man vs. God: Richard Dawkins vs. Karen Armstrong
CFI Profiles of the Godless:
Results from a Survey of the Nonreligious
Interview with Richard Carrier:
The Future of Christianity and Religion
Catholic League president: Atheists ‘out there to get us’
Ireland's new blasphemy law labeled return to Middle Ages
W. invaded Iraq to thwart Gog & Magog,
biblical satanic agents of the Apocalypse
FFRF asks Tracy to drop religion from invocations
God and Science Don't Mix by Lawrence Krauss
Born believers: How your brain creates God
Nonbelievers in America by Ronald Aronson
Non-religious on the Rise in all Regions of the Country
Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds
Research Finds that Atheists are Most Despised, Most Distrusted
FFRF brought their "Imagine No Religion" billboards to
San Francisco, at THREE downtown locations:Broadway by Polk & Van NessVan Ness by Pacific
9th by Folsom
American Humanist Association ads use Obama as atheist role-model
Bus Ads in Iowa for Atheists Stir up Free Speech Debate
Ads for Atheism Appear on Manhattan Buses:
"You don’t have to believe in God to be a moral and ethical person."
A British atheist group has a bus ad campaign:
The American Humanist Association also has bus ad campaign:
“Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake.”
The Atheist Foundation of Australia tried to do
a bus ad campaign:
“Sleep in on Sunday mornings.”
Who wants a similar campaign here? Email Mark.
Islamic Theologian: It's Likely
the Prophet Muhammad Never Existed
“With respect to public acknowledgment of religious belief, it is entirely clear from our nation's historical
practices that the Establishment Clause permits this disregard of polytheists and believers in unconcerned
deities, just as it permits the disregard of devout atheists.”
- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,
“...ideological rejection of God and an atheism of indifference, oblivious to the Creator and at risk of becoming equally
oblivious to human values, constitute some of the chief obstacles to development today. A humanism which excludes
God is an inhuman humanism.”
- Pope Benedict XVI, in his encyclical "Caritas in Veritate" (Charity in Truth)
“We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.”
- President Barack Obama,
in his Inaugural Address
“Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than
religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason.
I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot
simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will. I have to explain why abortion violates some
principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.”
- Sen. Barack Obama, 6/28/06
“The separation of church and state is critical and has caused our democracy and religious practices to thrive.”
- Sen. Barack Obama, Barack Obama on Faith
Christianity: The belief that a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you
symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil
force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat
from a magical tree. — unknown
"Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by
God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants
murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything — anything —
be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in."
— Sam Harris, The End of Faith
"Religion is the process of unconscious wish fulfillment, where, for certain people, if the process
did not take place it would put them in self-danger of coming to mental harm, being unable to cope
with the idea of a godless, purposeless life."
— Sigmund Freud
Pope Benedict XVI stated in May, 2007 that the Church had not imposed itself on the indigenous peoples of the
Americas. He said that the natives had welcomed the arrival of European priests at the time
of the conquest as they were "silently longing" for Christianity. [Right, and rape victims "silently long" for rape.]
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Godless in Society: How Can a Godless Person Make a Difference?
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In a 1999 poll, 48% of Americans said they would not consider voting for an atheist. Some dictionaries offer
an alternate definition of atheist as “wicked.” The Boy Scouts membership form says, “no member can grow into
the best kind of citizen without recognizing his obligation to God.”
How are people supposed to know that atheists in fact do grow up to be the best kinds of American citizens every day
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atheists to come out of the closet and be open with friends, co-workers, neighbors and family. We're standing up and
speaking out. 14% of Americans and
19% of Californians identify themselves as some kind of non-believer. We may be a minority,
but we're sizable and growing. According to the American Religious Identification Survey, Americans who answered "none" when
asked to identify their religion numbered 29.4 million in 2001, more than double the 14.3 million in 1990.