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What You’re Reading About the NSA in Some Newspapers May Be Purely Propaganda

Shocking revelations in the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post could merely be attempts by the National Security Agency to justify its activities; a new law in Saudi Arabia labels all atheists as terrorists; meanwhile, Mississippi passed an anti-gay segregation bill. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 READ MORE


Atheists Face Discrimination, Persecution Around the World

According to the study, “ ‘unbelievers’ in Islamic countries face the most severe—sometimes brutal—treatment at the hands of the state and adherents of the official religion.”

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Jon Stewart’s Epic Takedown of Fox News’ Annual ‘War on Christmas’

The right-leaning cable channel has inundated its viewers over the years with the message that the consumerist Christian holiday is under assault by a nefarious group that includes people from other religions, atheists and liberals. Stewart calls the network out on its BS.

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Chris Hedges and Alain de Botton: What Atheists Should Take From Religion

The “Religion for Atheists” author tells Chris Hedges there’s a lot secular society can learn from religious institutions and traditions and he argues for a “neo-religious vision of using culture as scripture.”

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 READ MORE



James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Atheists Know More About Religion Than the Pious

Well, this is awkward. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life undertook a study in which nonbelievers correctly answered more religious knowledge questions than the devout. Mormons and Jews also scored well and, like atheists, know more about Christianity than Christians.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE



Larry Blumenfeld on Nat Hentoff

A new collection of writings by one of America’s greatest self-described Jewish atheists distills the essence of his half-century defense of civil liberties and jazz—the nation’s most original and influential art.

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 READ MORE


Harris and Hedges

Truthdig Debate Highlights

On May 22, Sam Harris and Chris Hedges debated religion and politics in Los Angeles. Here is a condensed audio version of the event, broadcast on KPFK’s “Beneath the Surface” with Suzi Weissman.

Posted on Jun 6, 2007 READ MORE


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Edward McNamara

Christopher Hitchens: Religion Poisons Everything

Jon Wiener spoke with Hitchens in 2007 about his views on religion and the book that would turn out to be one of the milestones of Hitch’s career as a public intellectual.

Posted on Jun 6, 2007 READ MORE


A Note on Chris Hedges’ Column

Chris Hedges’ Truthdig column, which normally appears on Monday, will be posted on Wednesday this week. Chris is busy preparing for his debate with Sam Harris on Tuesday at UCLA’s Royce Hall, where he will present his companion essay, “I Don’t Believe in Atheists.” If you can’t make it or you just can’t wait, here is a preview of the column.

Posted on May 21, 2007 READ MORE


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