Sunday, December 6, 2009

merry christmenos

Searching for holiday presents? Let's make this easy for you:

Yeah, fish feet. Help any 'jesus fish' evolve. Gift them to poke a little fun at your christian friends, get a laugh out of your atheist friends, or buy some just for you to amuse yourself in parking lots by performing mass 'conversions.'

I'd say you're pretty much done shopping.

Happy holidays! Or...

...Merry Christmenos.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

American Humanist Association: Humanist Network News

Hey, if you haven't visited the Humanist Network News site yet - check it out! They do a remarkable job of highlighting many of the exciting things happening in the atheist community; it's a part of the American Humanist Association website (AHA).

They also have a monthly podcast which you'll find entertaining and informative; Here's their most recent episode where Jende interviews Susan and I about our band, Galt Aureus, and The Arrogant Atheist clothing. The show includes another intriguing segment where Jes interviews one of the founders of Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, a post-rapture pet rescue program (run by atheists).

Definitely worth subscribing to their podcast on iTunes.

Monday, October 5, 2009

How Awesome Are Atheist Conventions?

The answer is exceedingly awesome. Huge thanks to everyone who came, chatted, said nice things and bought stuff.

Also, seeing people show up to the convention in our clothes? Mind-blowing.

In addition to meeting a horde of delightful atheists (and a few grumpy bastard atheists), we got the chance to meet Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett!

Here's Susan extorting an autograph out of Richard Dawkins in exchange for the safe return of his laptop.

Kidding. No extortion necessary. In actuality, he was overwhelmingly gracious- as was Daniel Dennett, who came by our booth and checked out all the Arrogant Atheist stuff.

What's particularly exciting for us is that both brilliant fellows got the new Galt Aureus album (which indeed, features anti-religious and atheistic songs- more on that in another blog). In my excitement, I suggested track 5 to Dennett. I know nothing of his musical tastes, but I'm fairly certain at least the sentiment of the piece will be appreciated.

Finally, thanks to everyone hitting us up for interviews for their newspaper columns, documentaries, podcasts, blogs, youtube channels and all the rest. Granted we hadn't slept in 40+ hours, worked like dogs, overdosed on caffeine and ate more McDonalds #2's in one weekend than in the last 10 years- maybe a camera in the face mightn't have seemed overwhelmingly enticing to others in the same situation- but for us, it was heartening as all hell to see that we're not alone in this fight. Atheists exist, and if we really push, we can make this world change.

One more thing, actually. The guy in the pic below, on the left? That's Leif. He helped us setup and run the booth this weekend. He also participated in one of the most epic Nerf-gun wars of all time. It seems only appropriate to publicly thank him for helping to make this weekend one of the best in a long time.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Atheist Alliance International Convention

The blog's been a bit quiet, sure, but for a good cause! We've been gearing up for the Atheist Alliance International Convention 2009 in Los Angeles. Speakers at this year's AAI Convention include: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and Daniel Dennett. We'll have our own booth this year, so if you're coming, be sure to stop by!

Also, it's not too late to buy tickets. So head over to the AAIC website to check it out.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Blasphemy Contest

the arrogant atheist bbq fish shirt
Want a $50 gift certificate to The Arrogant Atheist store? It's as easy as one, two, blasphemy!

1. Take a picture of yourself (or your cat) wearing anything from The Arrogant Atheist Store in the most blasphemous location you can think of.
2. Email said picture to by 8/31/09.
3. Get struck down by lightning?

Entries will be judged on their creativity and the quality of their blaspheming. Entries will be featured in a video on The Arrogant Atheist youtube channel ( and the winner will walk away with the cold, hard 50!

No restrictions on the gift certificate, by the way. You can spend it on anything we offer: shirts, hoodies, bags, hats - you name it!

Good luck :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Atheist hats, gifts, accessories!

Thanks to tons of requests for atheist related gifts and accessories, we updated our store with exactly that.

Here are a few of the new things we added (there's lots more in the accessories section itself):

atheist hat
10 out of 10 atheists have heads.

atheist quote bag
a handy bag into which you can place items.

atheist jesus fish apron
having a bbq? bring the jesus fish!

atheism bracelet
many atheists also have wrists.

So, yes, we have atheist shirts. Definitely. No question there. But now we have all kinds of other things. You can check out all of the new atheist accessories in our, you guessed it, gifts and accessories section.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Atheist clothes for women!

We updated the women's section with a ton of new colors and options (including long sleeve, polo shirts and tanks). For a taste, here's a few pictures (click the pic to be taken to that particular item)...

atheist coat of arms women's tshirtSphinx women's atheist long-sleeve shirt

griffin women's atheist polo shirtwe are gods women's baby doll t-shirt

Or just visit the women's section to see all the atheist clothing available for ladies.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Fantastical Story of Creation

The good part of Christian mythology: all the hilarious corollaries that must be made when the Bible is taken literally. Sure, plenty of Christians decide to interpret the Bible rather metaphorically (though puzzlingly take the actions and morals prescribed by it quite literally); nonetheless, there is still that startlingly sizable populous that believes the Bible word for word.

And so it is worth taking note of these people. To explore their beliefs to their depths. As an anthropological exercise, you see. No, certainly not for our own amusement.

To that end, we created an atheist shirt as a part of this noble study of humanity. It highlights the fascinating concept that...well...why don't you just watch the video below?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

An update, a video and thoughts on the interview

Our appearance on the Jesse Woodrow show went well; I wholeheartedly advise watching our YouTube video (below) which is a distillation of the exchange that occurred. It's also a recording of the interview from our end, so it's crystal clear - quite a bit better than had you watched live - yet we still captured the host and the chat room to reproduce the experience of the live feed.

Be warned: this video may or may not also contain piquant "LOL-commentary" for your amusement; I'll constrain that probability somewhere between 1 and 1 that it does.

Before I let you go, I must mention that I still am boundlessly surprised at the misinformation that creationists seem so passionately to profess; Jesse Woodrow's feeble grasp on the theory of evolution was in such wild contrast to the conviction with which he spoke about it- confronting this requires one to consciously recall that the certainty with which an opinion is spoken does not correlate to its validity.

Along that line, sometimes I muse in wonder at the prevalence of creation science and how people manage to swallow such incoherent drivel, however, today my wonder was dispelled; when a fundamentalist opens his mouth, a world of madness spews forth- and yet it is a world entirely devoid of doubt.

Fundamentalists: deluded, irrational, misinformed, whatever you want to call them, must at least be lauded in some upside-down manner for not flinching in the face of reason. No, they carry on, each step more strident than the last, deep into the dark pits of insanity, smearing pitch over their eyes to guide them on their way.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Radio Appearance: 6.30.09

The Arrogant Atheist is appearing on the Jesse Woodrow show; it's Christian radio so this should be interesting. 1-1:30pm PST on Tuesday, June 30th. We'll be discussing The Arrogant Atheist - the clothes and our mission - as well as religion at large. Be sure to tune in!

Former Presidential Candidate: RON PAUL
Former UN Ambassador: JOHN BOLTON
Director of Eye of the Phoenix: CHRIS PINTO
Director of Riddles in Stone: DAVID BAY
Former Presidential Candidate: THOMAS TANCREDO
Author of The Energy Non Crisis: LINDSEY WILLIAMS

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Iranian Protests

Tear gas and batons: the only retort of an insidious will to the restless masses, the new emblem of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ahmadinejad, a mouthpiece of tyrant clerics, proclaims his re-election as "among the great achievements of the Iranian people," and he's right. A powder keg needs but fuse and spark, and this president's short-sighted ambition in manipulating the June 12th election may well have incited the riots that will end the regime that should never have been.

The Arrogant Atheist supports the protesters in their stand against an oppressive government; as the Islamic Republic of Iran administers its will with the baton, its streets swathed in blood, thirty years of echoes from the violent reign of Ayatollahs ringing still, these new blows fall before the eyes of the world. Let it see the true nature of a theocracy: sanctioned by a book but enforced at the point of a gun.

To aid the Iranian people in this pivotal moment in history, we're giving 50% of all proceeds from sales of our shirt, "Nothing is your own," to the Foundation for Democracy in Iran which promotes freedom, internationally recognized standards of human rights and regime change in Iran.

Visit: to get the shirt. Do your part- wear it around to promote discussion- so the people in Iran aren't fighting in obscurity.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

To A New Era...

Welcome to The Arrogant Atheist Blog!

Here you'll find our rants on current events, philosophy, religion, atheist culture as well as announcements on the latest from our clothing-line where we make apparel for the fashionably-minded atheist.

The Arrogant Atheist was founded to combat the rampant spread of religion, the archaic yet potently oppressive force that stifles the progress and happiness of man to the very edges of the earth;
even in an otherwise scientific and technological age, the specter of religion rules your every action, from governmental policy to social convention.

But we can change all that. We can unite, all brilliant minds forming a single torch- illuminating the dark corners of the world where threats, fear and the autocracy of ignorance still reign with seemingly unconquerable strength.

We can bring a revolution to the world- creating an enlightened age where man no longer grovels and bows down, but reaches skyward.