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A Promotional Video for a School Curriculum That Will Never Challenge Students

In this promotional video for Bob Jones University Press, we learn that Christianity is infused in everything from the teaching of math (1 + 1 + 1 = 1?) to the workers in the company's warehouse:

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Included Atheism in Its Definition of “Creed,” but It Was the Right Move

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled last year that protection from discrimination based on belief extends to atheists as well as religious people. It is no longer permissible to discriminate against someone who "rejects one, many,...Show More Summary

This is Why Atheists Talk About God So Much

DarkMatters2525 responds to the idea that atheists hate God and that's why we talk about Him so much:

Massachusetts Mega-church Votes to Let Women Serve as Elders

The Christian community is still shockingly slow to accept women among their ranks of leadership, which is particularly egregious since one of the earliest Christian bishops was a woman (her name was Junia, and the church later erased...Show More Summary

Toll Collector Quits Job After Being Told She Can’t Say “God Bless You” to Drivers

Cynthia Fernandez, a toll collector in New Jersey, quit her job last week not long after she was told by her boss not to say "God bless you" to drivers:

Advice Columnist in Christian Magazine Tells Reader Not to Sign a Prenup Because It Would Diminish Her Marriage

Minister Eddie Kaufholz, writing for the Christian publication Relevant, just offered some of the silliest relationship advice you'll ever hear this past week, advising reader "Christina" to ignore her parents' suggestion to get a prenup with her fiancé. Show More Summary

I Get Religious Mail: Help Us Solve This Problem We Created

As I’ve written before, I get a huge quantity of junk mail from charities begging for money, some of which are religious. (Poor targeting.) Lately, I’ve gotten several of these come-ons in a row, and most of them are either ironic, galling or both. Here’s an example, a solicitation from a group called the Catholic [Read More...]

Dismantling Pascal's Wager

Blaise Pascal argued that if reason cannot be trusted, it is a better "wager" to believe in God than not to do so. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Like it or not (and I don't like it one bit), it is apparent that those of us who limit ourselves to producing text content are limiting our reach considerably. Show More Summary

Finally, a Chemistry Demonstration About Religion That I Can Support

After yesterday's post about a science experiment used to teach kids about Jesus and "sin," I'm glad someone was able to repeat the experiment in a much more useful way:

For Those Praying for Protection Against the Islamic State…

Cartoonist Michael Leunig points out the irony: (Thanks to David for the link)

How Well Do You Know the Pledge of Allegiance’s History?

Atheist Alliance of America created a fun little quiz on the Pledge's history and you can take it here. I'm ashamed to admit I didn't get a perfect score. But c'mon, who knew there were that many changes to the Pledge?!

Should You Wear Your Atheism on Your Sleeve?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Should you wear your atheism on your sleeve?:

Tennessee Dept. of Children’s Services Commissioner Says Religion is the Only Foolproof Form of Rehabilitation

You may have heard about how 32 teenagers escaped from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services' Woodland Hills Youth Development Center last week. Most of them are back in custody, but the community wants answers. Why did itShow More Summary

Oklahoma Officials May Revise Religious Headwear Rules for Driver’s License Photos After Pastafarian Dons a Colander

Enid, Oklahoma resident Shawna Hammond is an atheist and a Pastafarian. When it came time to renew her driver's license earlier this month, she made the decision to wear a colander -- her religious headwear -- in her photo. The choice...Show More Summary

Florida School Board Member Tells Pagan He Can’t Deliver an Invocation Because It Might Offend the Audience

Last month, David Suhor (who calls himself an Agnostic Pagan Pantheist) spoke to the Escambia County School Board in Florida, saying that they were not very welcoming of non-religious viewpoints when it came to their opening invocations. He acknowledged that one board member invited him to deliver one (though he had a conflict on that date), but that was a rarity:

Atheist Billboard Campaign in Brazil Aims to Change Stereotypes and Influence Elections

In 2011, the Associação Brasileira de Ateus e Agnósticos (Brazilian Association of Atheists and Agnostics) put up these incredible billboards around the country (forgive all my rough translations below): "Religion does not define character" -- Charlie Chaplin is described as someone who didn't believe in god while Adolf Hitler is described as someone who did.

Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain the Argument from Design

In the next video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty explains the Argument from Design -- specifically, how certain objects have the order, purpose, and appearance of design, but are actually the products of evolution:

Anti-Abortion Advocates Will Erect Memorials and Hold Services for Aborted Fetuses Tomorrow

If you haven't already marked your calendar, you're going to want to get right on it, because tomorrow is "National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children," at least according to anti-abortion advocates, who are setting up memorials,...Show More Summary

It Was All Part of God’s Master Plan

Who really deserves the blame for the crucifixion...? You can see the rest of the strip here :)(via Far Left Side)

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