Atheists

9.11.16

What It's Like to Run a Church in the UK's Least Religious City

What I learned after talking to the men and women trying to bring a palatable version of Jesus to the UK's "most godless" city.

9.4.16

What It's Like to Be an Atheist in Prison When Only God Forgives

Between chaplains offering guidance and the 12-step programs spiritual undertones, what happens when you want rehabilitation without needing to find God?

4.22.16

Black Atheists Explain What It's Like to Be a 'Double Minority'

We talked to five black atheists about what it's like to be black in America and reject the the idea of a higher power.

12.24.15

We Asked a Satanist What He's Doing for Christmas

Turns out it's pretty much the same thing as everyone else.

11.3.15

New Study Says America Is Slowly Getting Less Religious and More Tolerant

A massive new survey from Pew found that America is inching toward godlessness.

7.30.15

Things You Learn When You Break Up with God

Leaving a religion is like a breakup, a death, and a midlife crisis all at once, except your drinking buddies don't drink because they're religious, and your other friends don't exist.

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5.22.15

Boy Scout President Says Gay Leader Ban Threatens the Organization

Boy Scouts of America president, Robert Gates, made the comments at the organization's national annual meeting in Atlanta.

10.31.14

Choosing Family or Freedom: The Trials of 'Coming Out' as an Ex-Muslim in Britain

I spoke to a number of atheists from Muslim backgrounds who are still firmly in the closet.

9.17.14

The Atheist Movement Needs to Disown Richard Dawkins

Increasingly, Dawkins only makes headlines by provoking outrage over his handling of sexism, racism, and pedophilia, instead of his thoughts on biology. It's time for his followers to take away his megaphone and hand it to someone who's on message.

7.31.14

I Went to the Debut of the World's First Atheist TV Channel

A group called American Atheists is bankrolling a fledgling streaming TV channel called Atheist TV, which intends to cater to what they refer to as the fastest-growing religious group in America. The only problem is, they don't even know what to...

6.19.14

This Ex-Muslim Started a Tumblr for Women Who Have Abandoned the Hijab

I talked to Hiba Krisht about the 15 years she spent wearing the Muslim head covering against her will and how Islam can hypersexualize women.

1.6.14

How to Make Atheism Less Awful in 2014

At the start of 2014 there are four broad—and overlapping—schisms in atheism, which can be summed up as: Dicks vs. Cowards, Islamophobes vs. More Cowards, Misogynists vs. Feminists, and Americans vs. Europeans. There has to be a better way.

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