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  • National Atheists Convention
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    National Atheists Convention

    After remarks by organization officials, Actress Julia Sweeney talked, often humorously, about the word “atheist,” about learning she was an atheist after growing up in the Catholic Church,…

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  • Atheists and the Midterm Elections
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    Atheists and the Midterm Elections

    Peter Nuhn and Rick Wingrove talked about political activities and advocacy on behalf of atheists and the separation of church and state in various campaigns during the 2006 midterm…

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  • Political Action Committee Launch
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    Political Action Committee Launch

    Participants announced the formation of the Godless Americans Political Action Committee (GAMPAC) to further the agenda of non-religious interests and candidates. Among the issues they…

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  • Godless Americans Rally
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    Godless Americans Rally

    Atheists and humanists gathered on the National Mall to rally for the rights and opinions of non-religious Americans. The organizers titled the event “The Godless Americans March on…

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  • The Life and Work of Vardis Fisher
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    The Life and Work of Vardis Fisher

    Mr. Andrews talked about the biography and writing career of atheist Vardis Fisher, author of Mountain Men from which the movie Jeremiah Johnson was made. Fisher also wrote Children of God,…

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  • Free Will
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    Free Will

    Professor Provine talked about free will and atheism. He also talked about creationism and evolution. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

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  • Opening Remarks
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    Opening Remarks

    Ms. Johnson talked about the organization’s policies and goals, including separation of church and state issues.

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  • Religious Freedom Amendment Debate
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    Religious Freedom Amendment Debate

    Convention members debated whether the religious freedom amendment is really necessary to the U.S. Constitution. Mr. Barrier argued against the amendment on the grounds that it will…

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  • Atheists and StateChurch Separation
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    Atheists and State-Church Separation

    Ms. O’Hair, atheist activist, spoke to the meeting of American Atheists on the role of the atheist in a society of religions. She noted the overwhelming pressure of the religious on the thought and actions…

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  • Civil Rights for Atheists  The New Decade
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    Civil Rights for Atheists - The New Decade

    O’Hair reviews the major issues in the history and on the current agenda of the American Atheists at their annual convention.

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