f the idea of freedom bound Camus and Sartre philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically. They were committed to confronting and curing injustice, and, in their eyes, no group of people was more unjustly treated than the workers, the proletariat.
Source: How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free | Aeon Ideas
Jedi, the worship of the mythology of Star Wars is not a religion, says the Charity Commission.
Source: Jedi is not a religion, Charity Commission rules – BBC News
It’s a strengthening of a 1998 religions freedom law, which established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, dedicated to protecting religious liberty around the world.
Source: Merry Christmas: Obama Signs Law That Gives Protection To Atheists
Abortion rights activists may have found an unlikely ally in the Satanic Temple, which has vowed to oppose a new Texas state rule requiring fetal tissue be given a burial or cremation.
Source: Satanic Temple slams new Texas fetus burial rule opposed by Pro-Choice groups — RT America
In the 2001 Australian census, over 70,000 citizens indicated that their religion was Jedi. That number fell to around 58,000 in 2006, then rose back up to over 64,000 for the 2011 census. Of course, Jedi, based on the ancient spiritual organization from Star Wars, isn’t a real theistic religion, just a fun way to either stick it to the government or showcase your Star Wars fandom.
Source: The “Jedi Religion” Is Causing Problems in Australia | Nerdist
A Chicago-area woman says she wants to fight for her right to wear a pasta strainer on her head in her driver’s license photo, claiming the item is an expression of her religious beliefs.
Source: ‘Pastafarian’ who wore strainer on head ordered to get new license picture
“Caught in the Pulpit” author Daniel Dennett on closeted atheist clergy and our new age of radical transparency
Source: The end of religion as we know it: Why churches can no longer hide the truth
Whitmarsh argues that atheism isn’t a product of the modern age but reaches back to early Western intellectual tradition in the ancient Greek world.
Source: ‘Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World,’ by Tim Whitmarsh
The unwarranted attack by Richard Dawkins on Ahmed Mohamed was both intolerant and dogmatic.
Source: Is there a Theology to this New Atheism?