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Catholic Priest Explains Why Other Religious Beliefs are Silly

Fr. Dwight Longenecker, who thinks atheists are missing out because we don’t have cool hats like other religious people, says there are some Protestants who believe in a childish version of faith… [According to atheists, religious people] are also supposed to believe in a God who answers prayers here below and gives us goodies if [Read More...]

Texas School District Challenged Again After Keeping Bible-Promoting Quotations on Walls

Last year, I posted about the Mount Vernon Independent School District in Texas, where endorsements of religion are all over the place.There are religious messages on the walls, like this one from Ronald Reagan:

Interfaith Group Forms in Response to Local Invocation Policy, So Officials End Prayers Altogether

Back in May, in North Carolina, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem (below) made a startling comment about the board's invocation policy:

Why You Should Stop Using Homeopathic Medicine

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why you should stop using homeopathic medicine.

The Appealing Sort of Christian

When one reads atheist blogs written by authors who live in the U.S., one can count on hearing quite a bit about a certain type of Christian. One hears mostly about the evangelical fundamentalist Christian who hates LGBT persons andShow More Summary

College Football Analyst Sues Fox Sports, Saying He Was Fired Because of His Christian Beliefs

In 2013, former NFL running back Craig James (below) was fired from his job as an analyst on Fox Sports Southwest after only one appearance on air. The official reason was that he was just "not a good fit" at the network and a "polarizing figure in the college sports community."

“In God We Trust” Stickers on Police Cars Lead to Dueling Protests in Florida

Bonifay, Florida is another city where the local police chief has put "In God We Trust" stickers on all the department's vehicles for reasons that totally have nothing to do with Jesus. (All hail Jesus.)It's a decision that led to dueling protests over the weekend:

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 66: Shulem Deen, Former Hasidic Jew

Our latest podcast guest is Shulem Deen, a former Hasidic Jew. Since leaving that world, Shulem has founded the website Unpious which is a voice for other ultra-Orthodox Jews who may be rethinking their faith. His new memoir is called...Show More Summary

Donald Trump: I Don’t Know If I’ll Campaign for Atheist Votes Since They “Might Not Like Me”

We know Donald Trump calls himself religious ("I go to church") and is trying to win over the GOP's conservative base, even if he's horrible at speaking Christian-ese.Given his attempts to reach out to religious voters, Trump was asked at a recent campaign stop in Iowa whether he would also try to get the votes of atheists:

Is This Islam-Themed Porn Movie Pure Hotness, or a “Fetishistic Fantasy Rooted in a White Savior Complex”?

If you like porn and you have a burning desire to get edumacated on the different types of Islamic women's garments, I guess you could turn to the upcoming porn feature Women of the Middle East for, um, enlightenment. It features four scenes that each show... Show More Summary

Columnist Trashes “The Book of Mormon” Musical… Even Though He Didn’t See It

"The Book of Mormon" musical recently opened in Salt Lake City for the first time and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. (As it should be, because that musical is fantastic.) Jim Bennett, however, is not a fan. He slammed the show in a critique for the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News:

The Science-y New Trailer for Zoolander 2

The trailer for the upcoming Zoolander sequel is out and it includes a brief tour of the galaxy, a Stephen Hawking-like narrator, and a question that has stumped Christian apologists for centuries:

Homeschooling Christian Pastor Slams Evolutionary Biologists and Astrophysicists in Sermon

It's time once again for the Pastor Steven Anderson game. That's where I click on a random part of his latest sermon and listen for a minute. If I hear him say something crazy, I post about it. If he doesn't, I skip it. (It's an easy...Show More Summary

So Wrong For So Long: On Liberal Biblical Reinterpretation

Following up on last week’s affray over cognitive dissonance in pro-LGBT Christians, I have one more point I want to make. Liberal and progressive believers have a variety of theological rationalizations for why they remain in a church that’s historically been an unrelenting enemy of people like them. One of the most common is that [Read More...]

Christian Author Complains About the Large Hadron Collider

According to this permanently-smiling Christian, the Large Hadron Collider is a horrible idea because God did away with the Tower of Babel.So, you know, logic.The video gets really "interesting" around the 5:05 mark.

Richard Dawkins on Aliens, Evolution, and Whether Children Are Born Scientists

Seth Andrews recently interviewed Richard Dawkins in Vancouver and just posted the conversation:

Complaining About Clickbait and Outrage Media

We love to complain about websites that seem to be about little more than clickbait and the latest outrage. We worry that they fuel polarization and tribalism, contribute to incivility, diminish the chances of meaningful political compromise, promote unhealthy behavior, and reduce our culture to a baser form we don't like to acknowledge. Show More Summary

Animal Psychic Claims to Have a Message From Cecil the Lion

A woman who calls herself a psychic medium (a.k.a. a person who preys on the vulnerability of grieving people for financial gain) has contrived a clever gimmick to grow her business.

A Child’s First Book on Evolution

This is a neat project.Matt Cubberly wrote a book introducing children to evolution via poetry and neat illustrations by May Villani. It's called Evolutionary Tales and they're raising funds for it on Kickstarter:

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