American Atheists Youth and Families Director Dave Silverman
debated Rev. Kirkland on CN8's call-in TV talk show on July 11, 2020.
The topic was Religion in Public, and touched on issues of separation
Watch the show in RealTM format.
One month later, on August 10, 2020, Dave was once again on It's Your
Call with Rev. Rodney Muhammed of the Nation of Islam. This time the
topic was religion and politics.
Watch the show.
Atheists in New Jersey had an enjoyable Autumnal Equinox brunch. For pictures
and a report, click here.
Back Row: Karen Sundberg, Henry Morgan, Roger Hane,
Gus Echeverri, Dill Henderson. Front: Arlene-Marie, George Shiffer, Bill Honer.
Not shown: Lee Helms taking photo
A VICTORY FOR SEPARATION!
Members of American Atheists have been speaking out against a proposal in
Westland, Michigan which would permit organized, sectarian prayer at the
opening of public government meetings, including gatherings of the local City
Council. On July 5, American Atheist Michigan State Director Henry Morgan
and supporters attended the Westland City Council meeting
where the measure
was to have debated.
Instead, council members postponed action until later in the month.
At the July 17, 2020 council meeting, members of AA and the affiliated
Atheists were out in front of city hall protesting this unconstitutional
measure. We're happy to report that the council promptly tabled this scheme
after Morgan warned of "potential costly litigation" in the matter. Henry
fully expects the prayer proposal to be back, though; we'll keep you posted!
... We are seduced, captivated and enchanted by all things dinosaur.
We devour their imagery and history, whether in lavishly illustrated
books, Saturday morning cartoons, or -- with all of their terrific
immensity and power -- on television programs and movies...
(click here to read From Sue's Place
to Mars and Back)
June 26, 2020
“THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS” -- What do you think?
This evening (Monday, June 26), ABC News is slated to air a program which
claims to examine the life and times of Jesus Christ. Historians, and even
many biblical scholars, remain divided over this question. Did a person
known as Jesus Christ really exist? Could he have been a creation of myths
and legends from earlier times? Is there any good evidence to support the
claims about his life found in the Bible? Does archeology provide any hint
that he did exist, and had miraculous powers?
What do you think?
To help you examine the questions surrounding this complicated issue, we
have a number of articles which examine the historicity of Jesus, and the
validity of other claims found in the Bible.
You may also wish to check out the ABC site
Belief.net which has an interview with ABC
commentator and journalist Peter Jennings.
Then feel free to leave your
remarks about the program on our special discussion forum. Please limit your
comments to the subject matter presented on this evening's ABC program.
Read what other visitors have to say about
For more information about the Jesus Myth:
American Atheists is proud to carry a CD-ROM containing some of the finest
scholarship of the past on the historical Jesus question.
INTRODUCTION TO FREETHOUGHT,
produced by Emmett Fields’ “Bank of Wisdom,” the CD contains 26
volumes of Atheist classics, many of which deal directly with the
historicity issue. In addition to THE WORLD’S SIXTEEN CRUCIFIED SAVIORS, OR
CHRISTIANITY BEFORE CHRIST (by Kersey Graves), the disc contains THE TRUTH
ABOUT JESUS: IS HE A MYTH? (by M. M. Mangasarian), THE ORIGINS OF THE
CHRISTIAN CHURCH, BEING A CANDID EXAMINATION OF THE MATERIALS OUT OF WHICH
HISTORIC CHRISTIANITY IS BUILT (by “Investigator”), THE JESUS PROBLEM: A
RESTATEMENT OF THE MYTH THEORY (by the all-time expert on this subject, J.
M. Robertson), THE HISTORICAL JESUS: A SURVEY OF POSITIONS (also by John M.
Robertson), and THE CHRIST: A CRITICAL REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF THE EVIDENCE
OF HIS EXISTENCE (by John E. Remsburg). The disc also includes such weighty
tomes as 400 YEARS OF FREETHOUGHT (by Samuel P. Putnam) and A BIOGRAPHICAL
DICTIONARY OF FREETHINKERS OF ALL AGES AND NATIONS (by J. M. Wheeler).
here to purchase.)
Jan 6, 2020
New Jersey is considering a Religious Liberty Protection Act bill.
David Silverman, American Atheists State Director for New Jersey
testified against its passage.
(Read his testimony here.)
|Should a professional baseball team which plays in a tax-funded stadium discriminate against fans on the basis of religious belief? Is the baseball game a strictly private event, or is it a “public accommodation”?
Read the full article and the court’s decision.