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An Ohio psychic talk show host and his wife, both professional mediums and “psychic investigators,” were profiled rather unskeptically this week in the Kenyon College newspaper.Beth Deering (below), who says she "can see angels and demons,"... Show More Summary
The Good News Club is a weekly program targeting elementary school children, because a lot of Christians love to indoctrinate kids before they start asking critical questions. (If you haven't read it yet, check out Katherine Stewart's...Show More Summary
A week after CNN published a longform profile of a happy atheist family and days after CNN aired an hour-long special called "Atheists: Inside the World of Non-believers," they're still squeezing as many pageviews as they can get out of this topic. Show More Summary
Here's a compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson's best arguments and comebacks. (I could watch this all day.)
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether I would ever admit if I suddenly "found God."
Yesterday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. added a photo of comedian (and memorable religion-critic) George Carlin to the collection after a public vote:
We already know Creationist Ken Ham's Ark Encounter, better known as the Noah's Ark theme park, is in trouble.In December, they were ruled ineligible to receive a tax incentive worth up to $18,000,000 that could put their entire project in jeopardy. Show More Summary
New insight into the World Vision debacle that occurred a year ago this week suggests that conservative Christians were so peeved over the charity organization's decision to no longer consider gay people unhirable, that thousands of the poorest children in the world lost more than five million dollars in donations. Show More Summary
Erin Auerbach was a failed actress who came to Las Vegas for an exciting job opportunity that fed what she admitted was a strong ego: She was going to become a professional psychic. “The thing is, I’m not sure that I’m psychic,” she admitted to the interviewer.“That’s OK,” he replied. “We’ll give you everything you need for the job.”
If you're doing something that is arguably a violation of the law, why would you flaunt it on Facebook?Creationist Eric Hovind posted this on his page earlier this week: Hovind was invited to a public school (!) to teaching "critical thinking" (?!?!)... Show More Summary
An Italian soccer player who starred on the world-renowned German Bayern Munich team for three seasons owes $1.85 million in back taxes, German authorities allege -- because he was baptized a Catholic.Hellas Verona star Luca Toni could...Show More Summary
When underage drinkers get caught, Mississippi Judge Albert Fountain gives them two options to "keep the conviction off their records and avoid hefty costs":1) Write a 1,000-word essay about the effects of alcohol2) Write a 500-word essay about the effects of alcohol... and another 500-word essay about the Book of Revelation
The Orleans Township Board in Michigan has finally figured out the problem with America: Not enough Christianity.That's why all five board members unanimously voted this week to say a prayer at the beginning of all their future meetings:
"Think you're a Leo?" The New Zealand Herald asks. "You're not."The piece is highlighting a BBC Stargazing Live discussion of the zodiac, in which a curious tidbit was revealed: even if you accept the idea of astrological signs, you probably weren't born under the one you think you were.
If you're in the area, I'll be giving a talk at Vancouver's Langara College on Saturday afternoon. All the details are on the British Columbia Humanist Association's website and you can purchase tickets here.I'll be joined by Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim blogger who runs the Atheist Republic website. C'mon, people in Seattle! It's not that far away!
For decades now, Horace Turner (a.k.a. “Bible Man”) has been making appearances at public schools. In 2012, a school district in Alabama was threatened with a lawsuit to stop the proselytizing... and the board voted to do nothing; in...Show More Summary
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Earlier this year, Adam White (below), a student at Brigham Young University, told his roommate he was gay. Even at BYU, that should be fine. You can't act on your sexual orientation, but homosexuality in and of itself shouldn't be a problem. Show More Summary
It looks like Gordon Klingenschmitt's colleagues in the Colorado House are finally realizing who the hell this guy is. The right-wing extremist who constantly says awful things about anyone who's not his brand of Christian may have jumped...Show More Summary
Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence (below) codified discrimination against LGBT people, atheists, women, unmarried couples, pregnant people, and virtually anybody else who could pose a "threat" to a person's religious expression....Show More Summary