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Hey, Look! We All Got the Same Results On Our Genetic Tests!

Whenever you need a good laugh, just think about Creationists using sites like and then getting mad at the results.

ISIS-Related Group Takes Over Philippine City, Raising Its Own Black Flag

The Maute group, also known as the Islamic State of Lanao del Sur, has apparently burned down several hospitals, schools, and jails in Marawi City.

Neo-Nazi Reportedly Converted to Islam Before Killing 2 Roommates

Neo-Nazi Devon Arthurs said he killed two of his roommates because he was "angered by the world’s anti-Muslim sentiment and... wanted to bring attention to his cause."If that sounds confusing... well, you'd be right.

Pastor Lance Wallnau: God Helped Trump Get Elected, So He Won’t Let Trump Be Impeached

How long will evangelicals keep up this charade? Is there anything Donald Trump could do to lose their support?

Should Muslim Police Women Be Allowed To Wear a Hijab in America?

There's no reason to think a cop wearing a hijab due to her personal religious beliefs would impede her work or put anyone else in danger.

U.S. House Introduces Resolution (Again) Calling for Global Repeal of Blasphemy Laws

The resolution calls on the U.S. to take the lead in encouraging other nations to repeal their blasphemy laws and release those who have been prosecuted under them.

Creationist Ken Ham Does Unspeakable Things with a T. Rex in This Erotic Novel

You didn't know the book existed until this moment, and now you'll never be able to get it out of your head...

Why a Psychic Reading Shouldn’t Make You Question Your Atheism

An atheist writer says a psychic reading caused her to question her non-belief.But maybe that's because she wasn't being a skeptic around someone telling her what she wanted to hear.

Christian Extremist: The Manchester Victims Were “Sluts,” “Whores,” and Sodomy Lovers

Theodore Shoebat isn't representative of all Christians, obviously, but his warped sense of morality is based on his interpretation of the Bible.

Salman Abedi Identified As Manchester Bomber, ISIS Claims Responsibility

British authorities say Salman Abedi has been arrested and that he was known to British intelligence. However, there are holes in the claim by ISIS that the terrorist group was involved in the attack.

Atheists Struggling With Alcohol Addiction Shouldn’t Have to Go Through Religious Rehab

Some atheists have filed (successful) lawsuits to get out of court-ordered religious drug treatment programs... but they shouldn't have to do that for such a sensible request.

The Arizona Democratic Party Has Approved the Formation of a Secular Caucus

Due to the group's popularity among Democratic committee members, the Secular Caucus will get to vote on which ideas the Party (and the candidates it supports) will fight for in the future.

See? I Told You the Earth Wasn’t Flat

It's sad that we need explainers for how we know the Earth isn't flat... but this video is still worth watching.

Podcast Ep. 163: Maggie Rowe, Actress and Author of Sin Bravely

I spoke with her about the "spiritual terrorism" of teaching kids about Hell, what someone with a Christian upbringing notices in a comedy writers' room, and how long it took to finally overcome her faith-based guilt.

People Are Already Blaming Muslims for Fatal Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

Maybe this is Islamic terrorism. Maybe it was just an accident. But right now, all we know is that people are doubling down on their pre-conceived notions about Muslims based on no actual evidence.

New Zealand Needs a Less Religious National Anthem, Says This 92-Year-Old Kiwi

What good is a National Anthem if many of the people singing it no longer identify with its lyrics?

Years Later, the Mother Who “Audited” an Evolution Exhibit Reflects on the Viral Response

As people who care about critical thinking and science, the toughest obstacles we face are people who know a little about a topic but assume they know a lot.This video is a perfect example of what we're up against.

Gallup Poll: 38% of Americans Are Creationists (Meanwhile, Only 19% Accept Reality)

The good news: Belief in Young Earth Creationism is at an all-time low!The bad news: Belief in Young Earth Creationism is still twice as popular as acceptance of evolution by natural selection.

Franklin Graham: Notre Dame Should Rip Up the Diplomas of Students Who Protested Mike Pence

As far as I can tell, Franklin Graham never urged Notre Dame to rip up the diplomas of students who protested when President Obama spoke at graduation in 2009.

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