Combat Religion’s Effects by Supporting Women’s Education

CNN reports that 200 girls at a school in Nigeria were kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram, Monday night. The reason for their kidnapping seems to lie in the simple fact that they were attempting to receive an education. Boko Haram translates as “western education is sin.” As usual though, it seems that the real problem is that the men …

Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly Atheist Church

Have you all heard of the Sunday Assembly? Started by two British comedians, Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones, it is a weekly gathering of people, very similar to church, but completely secular, and has become known around the world as the “atheist church.” They are very inclusive and welcome theists, but there is a predominance of atheists and in their own words, …

Respecting Rights, Not Beliefs

Let’s get this straight right off the bat. We at Devout Atheist respect people’s right to believe whatever they want and don’t intend to change anyone’s mind about their faith or lack thereof. We mock beliefs, but we will always support your right to believe whatever you want. Respecting people’s rights and respecting their actual beliefs are two very different …

Why bother arguing about the existence of a god?

I don’t really see the point in arguing about whether there is a god or not. I don’t think many people ever change their minds. When they do, it tends to not be because of opening their minds to rational thought, but to closing their minds to anything that doesn’t fit what they are convincing themselves is real. And it …

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Don’t Send Stuff to the US Marked Atheist…

Atheist Shoes Berlin

The Daily Mail in the UK has an article on the Berlin-based company, Atheist. Apparently the USPS is a bit biased against atheists. Atheist did a random test and found that if they used their branded packaging tape, their boxes shipped to customers in the US mysteriously disappeared… This ONLY happens in the US as well. Atheist produces very nice …

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Can an Atheist be Spiritual?

Spiritual atheism

On a separate note that a commenter inadvertently brought up, I am still on the fence about what spirituality actually means. Can it be truly separated from religion? If a speaker takes it to mean “not concerned with material values or pursuits” I can see that as totally separate from religion, but if they mean “of the human soul” then …

Shirts Have Arrived!

Atheist shirts

The first order of shirts has arrived! They look great, if we do say so ourselves… Psyched to have them and to finally be able to share them with everyone. Hoping to pick up the first batch of stickers this afternoon.

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AA Without God

I don’t drink, but I always thought that it was unfortunate that the biggest group for helping alcoholics did so with a very religious outlook. Step 3 of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Program asks members to, “make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand him.” Your religious beliefs, …

Charitable Donations from Devout Atheists

We have always intended to have a charitable aspect to this brand. Help us choose a charity that is deserving of more atheists’ support! Should it be an international charity that works to educate (without proselytizing)? Or a group that works on keeping church and state separate? Let us know in the comments.   A few ideas – Kiva (where …

The Egotism of Faith

We like to make fun of theists here at Devout Atheist. All of ’em, we don’t discriminate! But interestingly enough, most theists do. See for example, any proselytizing religion or one that views others as infidels (which has a negative connotation for most although it simply means someone who does not believe in your particular religion). Do theist friends of yours …