Rational Responders newsletter
This week White House petitions are making the news, but did you know there is currently a petition to remove God from our currency and our Pledge? Please sign the petition:
A young girl that has lived a life of sheltered home schooled indoctrination seeks to break out and receive an education. Sign the petition that can help earn her a scholarship here:
Sapient wrote an open letter to Christians that have called recent ballot approvals of gay marriage "disgraceful."
We apologize if we ruined your afternoon with the outage of our network of sites. We are now back online and ready for you to respond rationally to religion!
Check us out at:
Please visit and make sure your favorite atheist sites are listed on the largest list ever compiled: http://www.atheismunited.com/wiki/Huge_list_of_atheist_agnostic_skeptic_humanist_websites
Rational Site Administration
The last two months of this year are extremely crucial for us to raise funds to support the purchase of a new server for our mix of atheist sites including the new site Atheism United. Please remember to do as much shopping as you possibly can through our links to Amazon. Black Friday specials on Amazon are some of the best on the internet, get something for yourself and it helps the world move closer to abandoning religion.
Additionally, atheist hip hop artist Syqnys has a new album out, you can listen to it online for free! Read his comments and check the album out here:
Activists from The Rational Response Squad have started working on a project that some might be surprised to see us working on. We have started putting together a new site at www.atheismunited.com with a few activists who started a facebook group called "Atheism United." The project aims to unite all atheists under one banner for the first time in internet history. A creative campaign is coming in 2012 to promote the actions of "Atheism United."The new site will link to every atheist site we can manage to list. The list is already about 5 times longer than any list of atheist sites we've found in our searches.
Over the last 5 years The Rational Response Squad has been accused of being too strident or aggresive with our tactics. In that time we've consistently stated that we support other atheists right to be passive or less aggressive than us. This message wasn't always accepted as a persuasive argument for acceptance of RRS methods by those who play passive. Because of this some of us thought it would be nice to lead by example.
Parent Claus is bringing the kids presents? Don't want to hear O Holy Night while you shop for those gifts? Want to help support the Rational Response Squad network of websites while buying Grandmom a necklace for the Winter Solstice? Consider doing any necessary holiday shopping through the Amazon links at this page to support atheist websites:
Want to engage in debate? We currently have a few theists worth responding to:
We're always looking for help maintaining the largest and first list of Celebrity Atheists:
Students in Texas offer porn in exchange for Bibles, the campaign is called smut for smut. I urge you to support this project with your voice. Follow the students on twitter @AtheistAgenda and respond to criticisms and whining from theists on news sites around the net.
Visit this thread for more details on smut for smut: http://www.rationalresponders.com/smut_for_smut_atheist_agenda
Due to the recent closing of a very popular atheist forum and a broken community the RRS is reaching out on atheist websites reminding folks that our forums are designed to unite activist atheists and foster a community that can work to get behind projects like the one created by our heroes of tomorrow at USTA. Please visit this thread to make a very small contribution that supports a whole slew of atheist websites and will help unite atheist activists on RRS where their content and opinions will remain safe and welcome.
Get details here: http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/19821
I'm excited to announce that I will continue the tradition of Christmas day broadcasts this year!
All of the details of the ChristMyAss show can be seen here:
The facebook event for the ChristMyAss broadcast is here:
Check out the newest site from The Rational Response Squad:
For many of you this is your first Rational Response Squad newsletter, we previously weren't mailing it to everyone. We just recently corrected the error. This newsletter will be short and sweet. PLEASE HELP KEEP THE RRS ACTIVE AND FLOURISHING: http://www.rationalresponders.com/donations_requested_please
I recently announced that Kelly and I broke up, yes I know... shocker. Don't feel bad though, without getting into the details let me say that it's a positive thing, at least in some regards. I'm an optimistic and happy person and for the last 18 months I didn't have the chance to feel those emotions as much, and it showed in RRS production.
Many of the people who still frequent the site were aware already, but I wanted to send a letter to all of you welcoming you back, reminding you that I (along with many leading contributors) never took my eye off the prize: a world with no religion. Imagine it, it's easy if you try. Consider hopping back into the conversations on www.rationalresponders.com
Over the next few weeks you'll see some updating and changes.
If you had let yourself buy into any of the rumors and accusations about me or RRS, you can look forward to a full Q & A to be posted on the site within weeks. For now I started that discussion on facebook due to the fact that I wanted to know what actual "friends" had bought into. Doing what I do, I tend to have quite a few Christians setting forth thousands of false ideas about me online, and I wasn't interested in entertaining all of those rumors.
CHRISTMYASS SHOW! (because Christmas is only two letters away)
Hang out with the Rational Response Squad on Christmas day and together we'll perform a public service announcement reminding Christians that their god doesn't exist. Come early to hang out with others and enjoy some blasphemous Christmas music. Stay late and enjoy a presentation of The God Who Wasn't there movie.
Christmas Day festivities begin around 1 est.
Sapient will be live on cam from about 3pm-6pm est.
Movie and music will follow and stay on until late at night.