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Judge Rules Town Must Allow “Atheist Reason Station” in City Hall

When it comes to equal rights for atheists, you can fight city hall. Or at least put a booth in it

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If you’re headed to Warren, Michigan, and feel the need for some thoughtful philosophical conversation, you could do worse than to check out the town’s city hall. There you’ll soon find local resident Douglas Marshall at his “Reason Station,” where you can engage with Marshall in a spirited debate on philosophy, atheism, and the secular belief system.

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“I Know It's Not P.C. But...”

Sam Harris, #Gamergate, and the explosion of white, male, illiberal rage

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The #GamerGate fiasco and the fallout from the Ben Affleck/Sam Harris Islam showdown on RealTime with Bill Maher starkly illustrate the closing of the white male mind, even within territory that once seemed inhospitable to such conservative, retrograde beliefs.

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Atheist TV: All Godless, All the Time

Atheists tired of religious tropes on TV and seeking a sense of community can now tune in to a channel created just for them.

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Has this ever happened to you: You’re half-watching something on TV and at a crucial plot point—someone has been diagnosed with cancer, a family pet runs away—a wizened character beholds the misfortune, draws a meaningful breath, and sagely imparts, “Everything happens for a reason.” Another character nods, taking in the depth of the statement. The wise elder may even continue, comfortingly intoning, “God has a plan.”

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Intermission: Richard Dawkins Reads His Hate Mail

Richard Dawkins reads his hate mail from an armchair beside the fireplace. NSFW on account of the hate-mailers' terrible profanity and worse grammar.

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Richard Dawkins reads his hate mail from an armchair beside the fireplace. It is NSFW on account of the hate-mailers' terrible profanity and worse grammar.

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