Atheism.

Dawkins Apologises After Offending Parents Of Babies With Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Richard Dawkins has issued a half apology after claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down Syn...

Parents Of Down's Babies Are Seriously Livid With Richard Dawkins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Parents of children with Down's Syndrome have issued a stinging rebuke to Richards Dawkins' assertion that expectant mothers should abort their foetus...

Pastafarian Denied Right To Wear Colander Helmet In Driving Licence Photo

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

A Pastafarian is fighting for his right to wear a colander on his head in his driving licence photo. Obi Canuel, who is an ordained minister with ...

The Psychological Benefits of Being an Atheist

Tony Sobrado | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

When it comes to the atheistic worldview, logic, rationality, empirical demonstration or just simple philosophical argumentation, being an atheist provides very little cognitive dissonance in comparison to theism.

Are There Emotional No-Go Areas Where Logic Dare Not Show Its Face?

Richard Dawkins | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Richard Dawkins

Nothing should be off limits to discussion. No, let me amend that. If you think some things should be off limits, let's sit down together and discuss that proposition itself. Let's not just insult each other and cut off all discussion because we rationalists have somehow wandered into a land where emotion is king.

Richard Dawkins' Tweets On Rape And Paedophilia Have Sent Twitter Into Meltdown

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape TweetsRichard Dawkins' Tweets Remind Us Of 9 Other Dumb Comments Made By Powerful Men About RapeThe...

Gender Segregation: Why the Latest EHRC Guidance for Universities is a Secular Victory

Chris Malburn | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malburn

Everyone has freedom of (and from) religion and belief, and the right to practice however they like, but it should never impact upon the freedom of others to live their lives how they wish. That the government is choosing to uphold this basic but vital principle is a fantastic victory for secularism, humanism and feminism, and another step towards a more equal and fair society.

Atheist Declared Mentally Ill Because He Doesn't Believe In God

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A Nigerian man says he has been detained on a psychiatric ward and forcibly medicated on the grounds of his atheism. Mubarak Bala has been held ag...

Ricky Gervais Had A Conversation With God On Twitter, And It Went Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Comedy

It all began on Father's Day. In the red corner was Ricky Gervais - actor, comedian and atheist. In the blue corner was God. Or at least His represent...

Atheist Students Must Fight Back

Rory Fenton | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Fenton

Students have rights, their beliefs don't. If there is one message universities need to hear at the end of this academic year, it's this. For non-religious students on campuses across the UK, 2013-14 has been the most challenging year to date, with criticism of religion censored and religious rules enforced in lecture theatres. It has also seen the start of a significant fight-back.

The Usage of the Term "Militant Atheist" Is Fatuous

Peter Ferguson | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Peter Ferguson

Religion is a topic which is a constant in the national discourse. Using vitriolic terminology to describe atheists is not conducive to respectable debate and will only serve to sow animosity between religious and non-religious people. Due to the passionate nature of the topic a rational, respectable debate is difficult to nurture, but if it is to be nurtured then such fatuous labeling needs to be rid of.

David Cameron Is Wrong on Britain and Christianity

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

It is wrong for David Cameron to single out Christians for special praise, to offer them privileged access to Downing Street and to support an expanded role for Christian groups in providing essential public services.

How To Look Good Dead

Rory Fenton | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Fenton

I was told once that the best way to know a city is to get lost in it. I can't say if this is a universal truth but with my truly terrible sense of direction I've had plenty of chances to put it to the test. It was just this Monday that I made my favourite finding to date.

Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster Granted Permission To Register As A Religion In Poland

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

A Church which worships a deity in the form of a plate of spaghetti and meatballs has been granted permission to register itself as an official religi...

No Eric Pickles We Are Not a Christian Nation

John Sargeant | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

You see Mr Pickles, the Scots understand a pluralistic, religiously diverse country better than you do. The Irony is we might just be about to lose them because you do not understand what did make Britain a nation.

Militant Atheists Should 'Get Over It'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

Britain is a "Christian nation" and militant atheists should "get over it", according to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. The Conservative MP, ...

New Saudi Arabian Laws Define Atheists As Terrorists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Atheists are being defined as terrorists under a raft of new Saudi Arabian laws, a report from Human Rights Watch states. The new laws are accompa...

Mehdi Hasan

He's A 'Secular Fundamentalist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi has denounced atheist academic Richard Dawkins as a "secular fundamentalist", as she spoke about tackling Islamophobia. During a wid...

'More Britons Believe In Ghosts Than God'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

Britons are apparently now more likely to believe in ghosts than God. A survey has claimed that it's more likely that a person has faith in the sup...

Critiquing Islam or Islamophobia?

Liam Deacon | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

For nine years in a row a controversial resolution on, "Combating Defamation of Religions," described by some as an, "international blasphemy law," has been consistently losing support in the United Nations General Assembly.

By Censoring Its Atheist Society, South Bank Student Union Is Failing to Protect Its Students' Rights

Rory Fenton | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Fenton

In a move beyond parody, London South Bank University's Student Union removed posters from its Atheists Society depicting a god on the grounds that they were offensive. The god in question was the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a deity invented as satire in protest against the teaching of Intelligent Design in Kansas; a god that, quite literally, nobody believes in.

Flying Spaghetti Monster Poster Removed From Atheist Society Stall

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

A poster which replaced the image of God from the Sistine Chapel with a picture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been removed after with a row with...

What Do Atheists Tell Their Children?

James Conmy | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Conmy

That night, I spend some time thinking about what we tell our children, about Heaven and God, about what happens when we die - and although I don't believe in any of it, I tell myself that, right now, it's ok for him to believe. After all, as a five-year-old, there are plenty of things that he believes in that I know aren't true.

Atheist Superbowl Advert Mocks Those Who Turn To Prayer

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

No country combines sport, politics and religion quite like the US. Just watch this weekend’s Superbowl for a barrage of chest-beating nationalism a...

My Interview With God

Ariane Sherine | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ariane Sherine

Jehovah tells me, "I am available to answer any and all questions". Still grieving the loss of his mother, who died suddenly in November, he is friendly, polite, genuine and says he enjoyed the atheist bus campaign. Over to his alter-ego...