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Feb 28, 2012 Judge’s dismissal of atheist's harassment claim against Muslim makes waves

QUOTE: A blog post by the group American Atheists disagrees. "That a Muslim immigrant can assault a United States citizen,” it says, “in defense of his religious beliefs and walk away a free man, while the victim is chastised and insulted... is a horrible abrogation."

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 19, 2011 My Take: Doomsdayers show what’s wrong with all religion

QUOTE: Religion is used by dishonest people who claim to know the way to the one thing humans want most: immortality. To combat fear of death, religious people ignore their intellect, believe the lie, and follow the preacher, usually blindly and sometimes to the point of insanity....He realized that religion is a great way to make tax-free money off the backs of well-meaning people...

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 08, 2008 Atheist soldier sues Army for 'unconstitutional' discrimination

QUOTE: In March, Hall filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, among others. In the suit, Hall claims his rights to religious freedom under the First Amendment were violated and suggests that the United States military has become a Christian organization.

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 10, 2007 Christians and atheists start a calmer dialogue: Atheist militancy followed Christian vehemence; now some on both sides see the need for cooler rhetoric.

QUOTE: Amid the rising heat of this latest culture clash, though, a few people on both sides are finding calmer ways to engage, seeking to build bridges and even learn from one another. Some Christians, concerned that millions of Americans never cross the threshold of a church, want to understand why, as well as learn what it is in evangelistic efforts that turns people off. Some atheists, worried that polls show they are the least accepted social group in the country, want to break down stereotypes and change people's attitudes.

Christian Science Monitor
Jan 04, 2007 Atheists challenge the religious right: Growing religious influence in the US government has led some nontheists to take positions some describe as 'secular fundamentalism.'

QUOTE: In bestselling books, on websites, and with a national lobbying effort, atheists and other nontheists are challenging the growing religious influence in government and public life. Some are attacking the foundations of religion itself. Two particularly provocative books, in fact, hit the top of Publishers Weekly's religion bestseller list in December.

Christian Science Monitor
Mar 25, 2004 Atheist Presents Case For Taking God From Pledge

QUOTE: "...when I see the flag and I think of pledging allegiance, it's like I'm getting slapped in the face every time, bam, you know, `this is a nation under God, your religious belief system is wrong.'"

New York Times