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Archived Since:February 23, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What Do You Do if You Start Having Doubts About Religion?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses what to do if you start having religious doubts.

Dr. Ben Carson Feels God’s Fingers Urging Him to Run for President, but He Should See Where Those Fingers Have Been

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody, neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson revealed that he feels God's fingers pushing him toward a presidential run.

Students in the Philippines Begin Convulsing, So Authorities Arrange For Exorcisms Rather Than Medical Help

Can't immediately explain something worrisome? Must be the devil. Or evil spirits.Some students of a public school in a mountain barangay in Cebu City [in the Philippines] were reportedly possessed by evil spirits.The case seems to have started when... Show More Summary

Ohio Religious Conservatives Look to Challenge Roe v. Wade with “Heartbeat” Abortion Ban

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Ohio House Health and Aging Committee passed an abortion ban that would ban the procedure whenever a fetal heartbeat is detected -- as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The bill contains language to account for situations that would endanger a pregnant woman's life, but makes no exception for rape or incest victims.

Fox News Hosts, 48 Hours After Saying Obama Lacks Religiosity, Bemoans How He Quoted Bible Verse in Major Speech

On November 20, President Obama spoke about his immigration policy changes. During the address, he referenced the Bible, saying specifically, "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger...Show More Summary

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses what the Bible says about homosexuality.

Some Thoughts on Debating Christians

A while back, The Atheist Experience's Matt Dillahunty asked me a bunch of questions about debating Christians (strategies, arguments, etc) for a video series he's been putting together. That video was just released the other day, so I hope you find it interesting!

Early Christians in Egypt Worshiped “Seth, the Living Christ”; Scholars Scrutinize Their Book of Spells

Using magic, how can you subjugate a male enemy? Easy:[Y]ou have to say a magical formula over two nails, and then "drive them into his doorpost, one on the right side (and) one on the left." That bit of supernatural advice can be found in a mysterious, 1,300-year-old Egyptian codex that's written in Coptic. (Somewhere, Dan Brown is in the throes of arousal.)

Kirk Cameron Wants to Save Christmas, but He Can’t Even Save His Own Movie

This is the actual poster for Kirk Cameron's movie Saving Christmas: It's one of those cases where you can absolutely judge a book by its cover. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a pathetic score of 9%, with one critic saying it's "one...Show More Summary

Egyptian Preacher/Doctor Acquitted After 12-Year-Old Patient Died During Alleged Genital Mutilation

Last summer, a botched operation took the life of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl by the name of Sohair al-Bata’a. The man responsible has nothing to worry about professionally or legally, though.The first doctor to be brought to trial in Egypt on...Show More Summary

Texas Board of Education Approves Textbooks That Say Moses Influenced the Writing of the Constitution

Just days after the Texas State Board of Education decided to delay a vote to approve textbooks full of revisionist history, they went ahead and voted to approve them. It was a 10-5 vote down party lines. (You can guess which party the...Show More Summary

Family of Five Killed, Now “Enjoying an Even Happier Place” than Disney World

Two days ago, a family from Texas suffered a horrific tragedy when a long-planned trip to Disney World ended in a fatal car crash in Louisiana. Five members died -- two parents and three of their children.Said the mother's stepbrother:“En route, God had other plans as five members of our family are now enjoying an even happier place.”

ESPN Suspends Baseball Writer Keith Law for Defending Evolution on Twitter

About a week ago, retired baseball star Curt Schilling took to Twitter to criticize, of all things, evolution: It went on like that for a while.One of the people responding to Schilling's ignorant tweets was ESPN baseball writer -- and therefore, Schilling's work colleague -- Keith Law:

This is the Fastest Way to Read the Bible

Redditor Cabbagetroll created a "too long; didn't read" version of the Bible:

Atheist Rapper Gifted Anomaly Has a Song Out Called “Worship”

Gary Gibson, Jr. (a.k.a. Gifted Anomaly), who previously released hip-hop songs about atheism here and here, has a (possibly NSFW) song out called "Worship." Check it out:

When It Comes to Pop Culture, There’s a Christian Version of Everything Secular

A couple of months ago, I saw Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist) give a talk on how Christians co-opt just about everything in secular culture. For every great musician, or book, or movie... or fast food logo... there's a Christian equivalent. Show More Summary

South Carolina Elementary School Fundraisers Benefit Local Church’s Mission Work

Oakbrook Elementary School in Summerville, South Carolina ran a teacher-led fundraiser recently with all proceeds supporting missions sponsored by the Old Fort Baptist Church: The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the district yesterday:

Pastor Says Florida School Board Should Say No to Atheist/Satanist Book Giveaways Since They’re Not “True Religions”

In a piece that's light on facts and heavy on ignorance, Pastor Troy Schmidt writes that the Orange County School District should ban atheists and Satanists from distributing their books, but still allow Christians to give away Bibles.He's...Show More Summary

Maryland City Council Member Won’t Take Oath on Bible Because That’s Not What She Was Elected to Uphold

Jessica Fitzwater (below) just won a seat on the Frederick County Council in Maryland, and I already have reason to like her. On December 1, when she takes the oath of office, she won't be swearing in on a Bible:

Louisiana School District Apologizes for Veterans Day Assembly That Included Christian Prayer

A couple of days ago, I posted about a Veterans Day assembly that took place at Morgan City High School in Louisiana. It began with a Christian prayer -- and students were told to stand up and bow their heads. The American Humanist Association’s...Show More Summary

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