Al Stefanelli

Al Stefanelli

Al Stefanelli is a former weekly newspaper columnist for a McClatchy Newspaper. He has published over 500 articles under his "Think About It" column over a ten-year period. One of his articles won the newspaper the North Carolina Journalism Award.

He is also the former host of a weekly syndicated radio talk show called "Millennium" that covered several topics and ran for three years.

Al is well known and widely read avid blogger with a weekly readership in the five-figure range and covers atheism in the post-modern world.

Al is the founder of the "United Atheist Front", an International Coalition of individual members and organizations that hold the common purpose of promoting atheism as the preferred world view and science as the primary venue for discovery. The current membership of the UAF is close to 2000 and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and the Web.
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  • S.N.A.F.U. Politics
    Sometimes our writers are liberal, conservative or right smack dab in the middle. The point is the conversation. If you find that you disagree with a story or opinion, sound off in the comments or submit your own opinion.
  • Christian Persecution in the United States
    Atheists are not the only group affected by Fundamentalists. The doctrines, dogmas and superstitions of these religionists are making mainstream believers look bad, as well.
  • "Military Atheists & Secular Humanists" Group Expanding
    One of the top priorities of MASH is to establish a network of meetings that are officially listed on every military installation's list of services available, which is maintained by the Chaplaincy
  • Melissa Montoya, State Senatorial Candidate for California's 17th District
    Melissa Montoya is a progressive constitutionalist and write-in candidate for the special election scheduled for February 15th to represent California's 17th district.
  • Backward... MARCH!
    Another GOP Presidential hopeful reveals their true colors, and it sure ain't in the form of a rainbow.
  • January 5th: GOP D-Day for the Disabled, Low Income and Seniors
    Allowing our low-income households, seniors, and people with disabilities to be left largely on their own is unconscionable, and if this bill comes to pass, it would serve as an embarrassment to our country.
  • The Ritual Murders Known as Honor Killings
    Hundreds of women are murdered by their families each year in the name of family "honor." A recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims.
  • Rock Beyond Belief: Free Festival for Freethinkers at Fort Bragg, NC
    Rock Beyond Belief is an ambitious project that will be putting on a free festival consisting of secular speakers and musicians. We are a small grass-roots outfit, but we have the backing of many major secular and military foundations.
  • California Fails To Pass Marijuana Bill
    The legislation prohibiting the use of marijuana is about effective as the Prohibition of alcohol. We learned our lesson and repealed prohibition. Successful prohibition and elimination of pot is a quixotic fantasy.
  • Debunking the Myth that Atheism is a Religion
    The inherent characteristics of empiricism and skepticism and the lack of "faithful believers" do not allow for anything parallel other than the assemply of human beings in one place.
  • My Long and Winding Road to Atheism
    I was raised in a secular Catholic home. My parents were Catholic in name only and only went to church on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. Otherwise, religion had no influence on my childhood.
  • Viruses of the Mind
    Just as a physical virus does, the meme Christianity protects itself by sequestering the infected host against outside attack.
  • Those Pesky Atheists and Their Guns
    The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and part of our Bill of Rights states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"
  • Against Abortion? Then Don't Have One..
    With very few exceptions, the pro-life argument is a theological one, and the First Amendment implies that legislation should not reflect theological doctrines, including evangelical Christianity.
  • Christianty, Islam and the Justification of Rape
    People wonder why we Atheists are fighting so hard for the eradication of religion in our society.
  • Michigan Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell Publicly Promotes Anti-Gay Hatred
    Shirvell has been waging an Internet war against Michigan State University Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong, who is gay. Shirvell defends his actions by stating that he is a Christian, exercising his First Amendment rights.
  • Proving the Non-existence of God
    Science is not in the business of proving the non-existence of things, but we can prove that the Christian god does not exist by using their own doctrines.
  • Huckabee, a Spot of Tea and a Pledge from the GOP
    One of the core values of being an American is the ability to improve oneself through independent means, but those who cannot, should not be made to suffer for it because their life is less important than a number on a profit and loss ledger.
  • The Evolution of Morality
    Your average Christian believes that if you don't believe in God, there's nothing to prevent you from committing crimes, and that without the fear of punishment, you can do anything you like.
  • The Earth is the Center of the Universe
    Contrary to reality, the Bible states in numerous passages that the earth is fixed and cannot be moved. It also states that snakes and donkeys can talk and the savior of the world is a zombie.
  • Islam: Why We Must Be Vigilant
    Islamic ideologies allow acts of terrorism and barbarism, and their presence here in the United States should be looked upon with a watchful eye.
  • Atrocious Attitudes Toward Homosexuals
    The attitude towards Homosexuals and homosexuality by some very powerful and influential people, both past and present is atrocious
  • Ethics, Morality and Enlightened Self-Interest
    Cooperating with others in a selfless, altruistic way to maximize the intensity and duration of personal gratification is a two-way street and demands reciprocity.
  • The Fox News Juggernaut
    Fox News repeatedly use violent rhetoric and apocalyptic language to advance their radical right wing agenda to turn the United States into a Theocracy.
  • Annihilation, Genocide and the Holy War
    Regardless of the pluralism of the moderates, there can be no getting around the fact that their religion contains an irredeemably sectarian truth.
  • Creationism is an Insult to the Collective of Human Intelligence
    If creationists managed to eradicate all knowledge of evolution, honest men and women who took to studying the facts of nature would end up rediscovering it because evolution is science, is testable and in accord with the facts of nature.
  • The GOP Juggernaut is Losing Steam
    The "sky is falling" tactics are shamefull perpetration that if things continue to "change", then all is lost and America, once proud and mighty, will become a third-world nation led by terrorist-loving, communist liberals.
  • Misogyny: Not Just for Muslims
    Misogyny is defined as a hatred, contempt, dislike or distrust in women. In American society, misogyny is rampant and it started with and continues to revolve around the dominant religion of our country, Christianity, and its guilt about sex,
  • Viruses of the Mind: The Christianity Meme
    The Christianity meme relies on the direct link between a person's beliefs and their behavior. This gives it the ability to control the behavior of entire societies. It is an idea that has taken on many of the properties of a living organism.
  • Fare Thee Well, Planet Earth
    The religious moderates' lack of adherence to all of the laws offer no bulwark against extremism and violence.
  • The Incompatibility of Christianity and Science
    The natural world is where science derives it's hypothesis, and all experimentation radiates from this point.
  • Oregon City Couple to Be Indicted in Faith Healing Incident
    Another child-abuse-related charge is levied against members of the Followers of Christ Church, which promotes faith-healing as the only response to illness or injury.
  • Trifecta: Unemployed, Middle Aged & Disabled in America
    Failure to pass the unemployment extension resolution will cause tens of thousands of older, disabled Americans to fall through the cracks.
  • The Origin of Consciousness and Religious Belief
    The evolution of the consious mind and the genesis of religious belief.
  • Alabama's Judge Roy Moore Back in the News
    Former Cheif Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court urged the embattled Hoover Board of Education to reinstate sectarian Christian Prayer at the beginning of its meetings.
  • Deadly Bombings in Uganda Kill at Least 74 People
    In the midst of religious terrorism, many Christian missionaries fail to understand that they are part of the problem.
  • Atheist Activism Dramatically Increasing
    The proliferation of New Atheism and Militant Atheism is a movement that continues to grow from the exasperation of unbelievers in response to the discrimination.
  • Prohibition on Marijuana Remains a Legislative Failure
    It's just too expensive for our country to continue its efforts to support the cost of arresting, trying, convicting and imprisoning the almost one million people every year for possession and personal use of pot.
  • The Russell Lands Lake Martin July 4th Blast
    Independence Day is a celebration time for all Americans, not just evangelical Christians.
  • Politics, Education & Evolution in Alabama
    Students of the Alabama Public School system will end up as casualties in the GOP candidates' religious war games.
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    What would you say if I told you there was a Texas-sized island of trash floating around the Pacific Ocean? Read on and find out where it came from and what is being done about it.
  • Doing Good Without God
    When we use dogma and doctrine to solve problems it retards the evolution of our species. True morality is goodness that is independent of theology, thus an imaginary god cannot be the source of morality.

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