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With Greece and France both having atheist leaders, Quartz put together this map of the religious beliefs of European heads of state:
The other day, I posted about how Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a proclamation in honor of Charles Darwin's birthday recognizing his accomplishments. Charisma's Jennifer LeClaire points out that Christians haven't flipped out about it, so atheists should let prayer rallies slide, too:
Last year, atheist Dan Courtney delivered an invocation at the Greece (New York) Town Board meeting, making him the first atheist to do so at the focal point of the Greece v. Galloway Supreme Court ruling. Remember: This is the townShow More Summary
If you have a vagina, and it could break into a monologue (thank you, Eve Ensler), it would probably ask you to keep it away from vagina steam baths.And that's despite what actress Gwyneth Paltrow tells you to do.Ms. Paltrow loves to...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, President Obama and Michelle Obama met with Saudi leaders following the death of King Abdullah, and much of the conversation surrounding the visit was focused on how the first lady wasn't wearing a headscarf and how that was a bold stance against the treatment of women in the country:
Oh, natural selection, why must you be so cruel?
Rachel Maddow broke the news tonight that Bryan Fischer, the spokesperson and Director of Issue Analysis for the American Family Association (and constant source of fodder for blogs like this one), has been fired.It is because of his...Show More Summary
Thank you, person who emailed me. You have shown me the light.
What happens if you come out as an atheist or LGBT and your parents kick you out of the house? What if you're trying to leave an abusive relationship but your entire social network is contained within your church?There are resourcesShow More Summary
The passing of Jesus scholar Marcus Borg last week (on January 21) highlights the continued rift in the Christian world between the conservative and liberal theological camps.
Someone gave me an Amazon gift certificate last month, which I used to buy ecologist and science journalist Curt Stager's 2014 book Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe. I'm a few chapters into it, and it's lovely. Show More Summary
Wow. I wasn't expecting to hear that Andrew Sullivan will stop blogging, but I can't say I'm surprised:
Let's say you run a business that, like thousands of others, tracks employees' attendance and work hours. In the old days, you'd use cards and a clock-based machine that stamps workers' sheets with the date and time of their arrival and departure. Show More Summary
Over the past year, the James Randi Educational Foundation has closed its Los Angeles offices and let go of its Executive Director. Its founder was profiled by the New York Times and featured as the subject of a new documentary.And now, the 86-year-old James Randi has announced his retirement:
For as much shit as Bill Maher gets (and deserves) for his questioning of the efficacy of certain vaccines, at least he brings on qualified guests who try to set him straight.I wish Larry Wilmore had done more of that on last night's episode of The Nightly Show.
Back in November, I posted about a message board encased in glass outside the Athens County Courthouse (in Ohio) that listed the addresses of all the houses of worship in the area. Eliot Kalman, a resident who used to head up the local branch of the ACLU, believed the presence of that sign was unconstitutional... Show More Summary
Five corpses in Utah, including those of three children, were the result of a belief in Biblical end times, police said, discussing fresh autopsy reports that shed light on how the five family members died in September 2014. Apparently concerned with the “evil in the world” and a pending apocalypse, Benjamin and Kristi Strack took the lives [Read More...]
In general, I'm a fan of About.com, a site featuring experts in various areas writing about their fields. I have a lot of respect for Austin Cline, who has written a ton of helpful articles about atheism on that site over the years.But it came to my attention the other day that their Health channel recently brought on Dr. Show More Summary
For most of the past 50 years, if you walked into Hager Park in Jenison, Michigan, you might have seen this sign near the picnic shelter: It's an Old Testament verse, Psalm 19:1:"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork."That doesn't belong in a public park...