Monthly Archives: August 2013

NJ Commission Reverses Decision on Atheist License Plate

Cranford, NJ—As public backlash was growing, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission reversed its decision on Wednesday, approving American Atheists President David Silverman’s application for custom license plates reading “ATHE1ST.”  American Atheists, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is a national non-profit dedicated to fighting discrimination against atheists. On Monday, Silverman received a rejection […] [Read More >]

American Atheists President David Silverman files appeal for denied custom New Jersey “ATHE1ST” license plate

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission said plate design is "objectionable" and "offensive"

See bottom of page for links to current news coverage of this story. UPDATE ON THIS STORY IS HERE: — Despite previously approving such custom license plates as “1M2SEXY,” “CLIMAXX,” “IAMGOD,” and “BIOCH,” the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission denied American Atheists President David Silverman’s application for a custom license plate reading “ATHE1ST.” The reason […] [Read More >]

Press Release: 82-Year-Old Arctic Adventurer Barbara Hillary Will Speak at Atheist Convention

Oldest Woman To Travel to Both North and South Poles is an Outspoken Atheist

Barbara Hillary, the first black woman to reach the North Pole as well as the oldest woman to reach both poles, will speak at the American Atheists National Convention in Salt Lake City on Easter weekend next April, the national nonprofit announced Tuesday. Hillary became fascinated with arctic travel after retiring as a nurse. At age […] [Read More >]

Starting in 15 minutes: American Atheists’s first-ever free live-stream online workshop

Hello all! This is Dave Muscato, American Atheists’s Public Relations Director. I will be presenting a free live-stream online workshop tonight at 10 PM / 9 CDT. The workshop is called “Keys to Effective Debating: How to Talk Religion Without Pissing People Off,” hosted by David Viviano (@GammaAtheist on Twitter) via Google Hangout and streamed […] [Read More >]

Fallacy Friday (August 16, 2013)

It’s Friday, which means it’s time once again for your Friday Fallacy! This week we’ll look at the fallacy of equivocation. It comes from the Latin verb “vocare” (to call) and the prefix equi- (the same). Equivocating is a very common fallacy. Here’s how it might present: “Evolution is just a theory!” “We both have […] [Read More >]

Press Release: Atheists Distribute Books in Georgia State-Owned Park Cabins

Governor Nathan Deal OK’s Distribution Following Bible Upset

Beginning Wednesday, visitors to Georgia State Parks vacationing in government-owned rental cabins can read atheist books during their stay courtesy of American Atheists. The national non-profit announced that its former President, Ed Buckner, will distribute hundreds of donated copies of atheist literature to the Red Top State Park for placement in cabin bedside drawers, alongside […] [Read More >]

Why do religionists hate us so much?

As we go through our hatemail, we often wonder why religious people get so ANGRY with us, threatening violence, cursing at us, on occasion vandalizing our property, and so on. What gives? Religionists (in this country, and many other places) have what’s called religious privilege. This is a term in social justice that means certain […] [Read More >]

Press Release: Atheist Convention to Feature NFL, Reality TV, and Rock Stars

American Atheists’ 40th Annual Convention Will Court Ex-Mormons in Salt Lake City

American Atheists revealed details on Wednesday about its 2014 national convention in Salt Lake City, announcing that speakers will include NFL Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, Survivor®: Philippines winner and sex therapist Denise Stapley, and Grammy®-nominated Spin Doctors bass player Mark White. The convention will also feature an art show, workshops, childcare, and a comedy show […] [Read More >]

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