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Last week, I posted an interview with Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves about his group's desire to place a monument of their own near the Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol building. They were executingShow More Summary
My mind is still reeling after I just watched the footage of a recent feminist protest outside a cathedral in San Juan, Argentina. In the NSFW video, shot on November 24, the female demonstrators are seen attacking a cordon of non-violent...Show More Summary
Dusty Smith takes a look at atheism in the news over the past twelve months in his year-end review -- and the best part is he could have made this video so many hours longer:
A year after it released its first report on anti-atheist discrimination around the world, the International Humanist and Ethical Union has published “Freedom of Thought 2013: A Global Report on the Rights, Legal Status, and Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the Non-religious”:
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The other side of "spirituality": A French court on Friday sentenced the uncle and mother of three teenagers to jail for raping and assaulting the girls in voodoo exorcism sessions. The uncle, a 28-year-old Togolese man, was sentenced to 14 years for raping his niece in the guise of "chasing out an evil spirit", as well as for assaults against the girl's two older sisters.
The Secular Coalition for America is releasing its "Model Secular Policy Guide" for politicians with a briefing on Capitol Hill today. (For the sake of publicity, they invited runway models -- get it? "Models"? -- to serve drinks and hors d'oeuvres to the attendees... Show More Summary
The author of an opinion piece on Coloradoan.com asserts that By removing God little by little from the public square, the courts -- note, not Congress -- are in fact establishing the religion of atheism as our national religion. I fond both that snippet and the headline pretty funny: Atheism Becoming National Religion of U.S.
When Jessica Ahlquist filed a lawsuit against her high school, the backlash on Twitter was bad. The threats were worse. The same thing happened to Damon Fowler even though he never actually went to court. When it comes to church/state...Show More Summary
It's NSFW for reasons I'm not quite sure I want to explain to you... but it's kinda worth it for the Taiwanese Animators' opening shot alone:
If there's one thing "smart" Christian apologists should have figured out by now, it's that they shouldn't mess with math. Whenever they claim to have irrefutable proof of God's existence, not only are they wrong, their math is so faulty...Show More Summary
The country of Luxembourg, population just 525,000 (but an international powerhouse of finance), just became the first nation in the world whose top two leaders are openly gay. While I imagine that few local voters care with whom prime minister Xavier Bettel (left) and vice prime minister Etienne Schneider share their beds, one of Bettel's proposals may ignite controversy:
Rachel Silberstein at Tablet wrote a really fantastic profile of American Atheists' Dave Silverman in which the question is raised of whether you can really be both atheist and Jewish at the same time. On the surface, the answer is a...Show More Summary
Kathryn Joyce, whose muckraking books about abuses within fundamentalist Christian circles are as frightening as they are illuminating, takes us inside the world of "The Homeschool Apostates" in the latest issue of American Prospect. She...Show More Summary
In conjunction with this weekend’s opening of the Humanist Hub, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday to be Humanist Community Day: Whereas December 8, 2013 marks the first-ever public eventShow More Summary
This eye-popping story is from today's Columbus Dispatch. I can't wait for the response from FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, and the fine folks at freerepublic.com. An Islamic flag and a Muslim prayer banner could be hung prominently in public...Show More Summary
Daily Free Press, the student newspaper at Boston University, recently ran an article about the religious diversity on campus with a spotlight on the Interfaith Council: [University Chaplain for International Students Rev. Brittany]Show More Summary
Via the Washington Post comes this tale of callousness and perfidy. NAIROBI, Kenya — At prayer healing services in some Pentecostal churches, pastors invite people infected with HIV to come forward for a public healing, after which they...Show More Summary
I can't tell which side of the mythical War on Christmas this video is on... but it's awesome, so I'll say ours.
In an interview series called "Kind World," on "kindness and the profound effect that one act can have on our lives," NPR in Boston broadcast the moving story of a man who sacrificed himself for a near-stranger. It's the case of sky-diving...Show More Summary