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This may not be exactly earth-shattering or groundbreaking, but after Foundation Beyond Belief teams raised more than a quarter-million dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their Light the Night Walk, it was a pleasant surprise to see this full-page ad in USA Today earlier in the week (red box is mine):
This display of "comedy" at the National Young Fundamentalist Conference in Kentucky is cringe-inducing for two reasons. One is that none of it is funny. The other one is that -- well, see for yourself.
I have no idea how a "Family Video" rental store is still in business... but I do know that they're not doing a very good job of categorizing movies. Like this DVD of "Noah and the Great Ark."
Creationist Ken Ham wants to make sure you don't see the movie Noah because -- gasp -- it's not biblically accurate. In an interview, he explained his fear and gave the greatest sound bite ever:
A United Church minister in Ontario, Canada, accused of criminal negligence in the manslaughter death of his wife, was sentenced to three years in jail yesterday. The judge left no doubt as to the intention of the verdict. [T]he message...Show More Summary
Georgia legislators, in their infinite wisdom, are trying to imitate Oklahoma, which is rarely a good idea. Republican Rep. Greg Morris is sponsoring a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on or around the state Capitol grounds... and it just passed through the House on a 138-37 vote. One Democrat attempted to warn him about what's going to happen...
Shannon Nebo became pregnant with her second child at about the same time her brother's wife got pregnant with their first. Simultaneous joy in the family, right? Well, everyone was thrilled... for a few weeks. That's when Shannon got some heartbreaking news:
In 2012, Jaber Mejeri (pictured below) was convicted to seven years in prison for posting cartoons critical of Islam that a Tunisian court deemed "disturbing [to] public order and public morals." Now, he's out of jail, but not out of...Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, we lost a really fantastic atheist activist, Eric Broze. One of the co-founders of the Coming Out Godless project, Eric's work was always meaningful and helpful, yet he never gave up his sense of humor in the process. Show More Summary
Over the past week, I've seen this image multiple times on Facebook and elsewhere, a supposed denunciation of the Common Core version of math that kids are now learning: That picture is especially popular on conservatives' Facebook walls... Show More Summary
A couple of days ago, I posted about a large cross that has been sitting on the side of a road in Lake Elsinore, California in honor of a young man who died there a few years ago. The City Council repeatedly said they would remove the cross from public property... Show More Summary
I’ve been to a number of wakes and funerals, and — so far so good — have never stolen anything from the deceased. For some odd reason, that urge never came over me. Now, were the recently departed friend or relative to clutch an object that I wanted, I don’t think I’d have the chutzpah [Read More...]
If you're a member of a City Council, how do you not understand this by now? If you're giving an invocation prayer, it must be non-denominational; you can't pray to Jesus when you're supposed to represent everybody. Hell, the Supreme...Show More Summary
Was Satan, that jokester, up to his wily ways again -- by burning churchgoers' foreheads? Father Eugene Baker said he first became aware of the problem when a parishioner told him during Holy Communion they were "experiencing a burning sensation." About 30 parishioners had received ashes to mark the beginning of Lent at St. Show More Summary
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how Elevation Church in North Carolina performs “spontaneous baptisms” with a dose of deceit: You can read more about this practice here. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions [Read More...]
I scrolled through the entire thing and it was totally worth it: Mercury and Jupiter blew my mind away when I got to them.
Aww. Ain't conciliation grand? [T]here is at least one sphere of Egyptian contemporary life where interfaith cooperation perseveres, and that is at weekly exorcisms performed by one of the country’s most celebrated priests, Father Sama’an Ibrahim. Show More Summary
Four years ago, philosopher Daniel Dennett and researcher Linda LaScola released a groundbreaking study of pastors who no longer believed in God yet were still in the pulpit. It was a project that led to the formation of The Clergy Project,...Show More Summary
These Arizona House of Representative invocations are becoming must-see videos! After watching the godless invocations by Rep. Juan Mendez and Rep. Ruben Gallego, I wasn't expecting to want to watch one delivered by a Catholic... but the invocation delivered by Democrat Rep. Show More Summary
Do you have any idea how oppressed and persecuted American Christians are? So oppressed and persecuted that in order to prove it, pastors in Ohio called the local cops and requested to be taken into custody in front of their congregations. You heard right. Show More Summary