Posts Tagged ‘Atheists’

Atheists force restaurant to cancel church discounts

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A restaurant owner in Ohio is facing legal questions after offering a discount to church-goers. Justin Watson opened Starter’s Café in Cheviot about seven weeks ago. Read more

Atheist Richard Dawkins wants to move to ‘ideal country’ New Zealand

Monday, May 21st, 2018

One of the world’s most famous scientists has professed his desire to live in New Zealand – although he’s disappointed he won’t see any moa. Richard Dawkins is an English evolutionary biologist best known for his strong stance against religion, which he wrote about in his bestselling 2006 book The God Delusion. Continue reading

Humanist campaigned to get people to tick the “not religious” option in census

Monday, March 12th, 2018

In the weeks before the census, the Humanist Society of New Zealand ran a national advertising campaign encouraging New Zealanders who are not religious to say so in this year’s census. Sara Passmore, President of the Humanist Society of New Zealand, said that “most people are happy living ethical and fulfilling lives without participating in a Read more

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster breaks another milestone in New Zealand

Monday, December 18th, 2017

The first Pastafarian has sworn an oath of allegiance to New Zealand on the pasta-worshipping religion’s new holy book. Björn Oback had the customary blue colander strapped to his head, and “Map of Treasures” in his hand at a citizenship ceremony held at Hamilton Gardens on Friday. Continue reading

Hypocrites claiming Catholicism anger Pope

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Pope Francis has sharp words for Catholics who “proudly boast they are very Catholic” yet fail to pay their workers a fair wage. “How many times have we heard — all of us, around the neighbourhood and elsewhere — ‘to be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist?’” he asked a morning Read more

Religion is the enemy of education says history professor

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A history professor said “religion’s the enemy of education” in response to the stir following his comment on a Z Energy Facebook post about diversity in the workplace. He wrote, “Who needs employees if they stop work five times per day to talk to an imaginary being?” Richards was accused of confusing the Sikh in Read more

Bah, humbug’: Atheists radio show is replaced by 24/7 Christmas music

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Dan Barker tuned his radio to 92.1 FM (“the Mic”) in Madison, Wis., on Nov. 12 — just as he’s done almost every Saturday for a decade. Usually, he hears his own voice waxing philosophically about issues important to atheists and other “cultural outsiders.” But on that day, he heard something else: Elvis Presley crooning Read more

10 religious sites around the world that every atheist should see

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Here’s a question: if you don’t believe in the religion, should you be allowed to gawk at its places of worship? I’ve always felt just the tiniest bit uncomfortable when touring religious sites – churches, temples, synagogues and the like – knowing I’m not a believer. It gives those visits an air of voyeurism, that Read more