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I post this article once a month. Thanks for your support!...Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. As always, I'd like to continue expanding the reach of this site. Show More Summary
Back in May, a student sent me a page from the Rossford Exempted Village Schools handbook. The Ohio public school district listed its "core values" in the book and one of them was acknowledging that a "Higher power exists": That was out of place and illegal... Show More Summary
For decades now, the key to securing the Republican nomination for president has been the Religious Right. Comprising a large portion of the GOP's primary voters, candidates have had to increasingly pander to this socially conservative...Show More Summary
Some credit where it's due: It looks like Bangladeshi police officials are finally moving forward on seeking justice for at least one of the slain atheist bloggers.Back in March, Washiqur Rahman (below) was brutally killed, with his face hacked up:
A Qur'an that may be the world’s oldest made a splash in July, when carbon dating at the University of Oxford placed it at about 1,370 years old -- the era of Muhammad. The "Birmingham Qur'an," named after the English university where...Show More Summary
Let Rowan County (Kentucky) clerk Kim Davis explain some biblical logic to you:
It's one thing for a public school to include traditional Christmas carols in a holiday concert. But an all-out Nativity re-enactment?That's what happened at Concord High School in Indiana last year. They even announced the cast right in the program:
In a move that's sure to piss off the old school Catholics already losing their minds over Pope Francis' relatively progressive tenure to date, the leader of the Church decided women who obtain abortions aren't beyond hope.In a letter...Show More Summary
Kim Davis, the Rowan County (Kentucky) clerk, began her descent into disgrace by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of Obergefell. She was then sued for failing to do her job, and the courts said she had to issue the licenses. Show More Summary
If you're not familiar with Nobel Prize-winning scientist Timothy Hunt, the fact that he won a Nobel Prize should tell you about his contributions to the field. Beyond that, though, he's been a supporter of women in science, helpingShow More Summary
A few weeks ago, I posted about a messed-up ritual in the Jain religion known as sallekhana (or santhara) where you starve yourself to death.
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how you know you're not just going through a "phase" when it comes to your religious doubts.
Two years ago, Esquire's Luke Dittrich wrote a profile of Dr. Eben Alexander, the man who claimed to have visited Heaven while nearly dead, only to come back, write a book about it (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife), and rake in the cash. Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a fantastic editorial in the Lexington Herald-Leader in response to Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her faith. The piece also called out Liberty Counsel, the Christian legal defense group that has her back for no good reason. Show More Summary
With all the atheists who have been murdered in nearby India and Bangladesh recently, it's quite the act of courage to publicly announce that you're setting up a freethought center in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country where blasphemy is still a crime. But that's what some brave atheists have done:
Duke University made headlines recently for something other than their athletic teams: their tremendously "pious" students. When Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was placed on the summer reading list, some incoming freshmen balked, feeling the content violated their religious beliefs and deeming the material "pornography."
The White House announced yesterday that Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in the United States, would be renamed "Denali." It's what native Alaskans have long called the mountain and makes plenty of sense when you consider that President...Show More Summary
Earlier today, researcher Miguel Antonio Fiol announced a major scientific discovery. And why go through the hassle of getting published in a peer-reviewed journal when you can just purchase a press release?Fiol says that you can see the crucifixion of Jesus in the planetary alignment from 33 A.D., the year Jesus supposedly died.
If you were to go skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana, a resort on land owned by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), you might come across a statue known as "Big Mountain Jesus": The reason that statue is allowed to be on theShow More Summary
Back in January, when South Carolina-based North Greenville College -- affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention -- announced the retirement of President Jimmy Epting, the press release made clear it was because of health concerns: