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Atheists Unveil a Dozen Billboards in Denver: “The Only Wall We Need Is Between Church and State”

Set to coincide with the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the Freedom From Religion Foundation along with their Metro Denver Chapter have unveiled a dozen billboards across the city with a simple message: "The only wall we need is between church and state."

Saudi Cleric Quotes Hadith to Defend the Death Penalty for Apostates

The next time someone tells you faith is a virtue, show them this video of Saudi cleric Sheikh Ayman Al-Anqari explaining why apostates -- those who walk away from Islam -- deserve to die.

How Atheists Seeking Therapy Have Responded to the Rise in Faith-Based Counseling

Angela Almeida does an excellent job in a piece for The Atlantic describing the problem of atheists seeking secular, evidence-based therapists in areas where it seems like Christian counselors are the only game in town.

New York Times Magazine Profiles Maajid Nawaz and His Quest to Combat Islamic Extremism

In an article that will appear in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, Thomas Chatterton Williams profiles Maajid Nawaz and his quest to eradicate Islamic extremism. It's that noble goal that's earned him plenty of criticism from people -- like the folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center -- who think he's somehow as bad as the people he's going after.

Pastor Who Said “Anointed Cake” Turned a Gay Man Straight Now Blames Media for Quoting Him

Pastor Lance Wallnau told the world last week that he heard of a man who was "cured" of his homosexuality because he ate a special piece of cake. That's not accurate at all. But instead of apologizing for spreading misinformation, Wallnau lashed out at the media for quoting him directly.

A Sixth Compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here's a sixth compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson's best arguments and comebacks. Because you can never get enough.

Signaling Group Membership

By Timothy Colgan [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons The methods we use to signal in-group membership often involve the use of group-specific jargon that will be unfamiliar to outsiders. This helps us mark who "gets it" as in-group members and who does not as members of the out-group. Show More Summary

You Can Now Win a Year’s Supply of God-Awful Food From Televangelist Jim Bakker

I suppose the winner could have one hell of a dinner party. Just invite a few dozen of your closest enemies and dig in.

The Hypocrisy of Geert Wilders

Just like the mullahs, he wants to use state power to censor opinions contrary to his own.

A Paranormal Investigator Describes Her Journey from Believing in Ghosts to Accepting Science

"I would love to tell you that nine times out of 10, science wins, saves the day, it's all explained.That's not true. The truth is, 10 times out of 10, science wins, it saves the day."

Tennessee Attorney General: Bill Requiring “In God We Trust” License Plates May Violate the Law

Tennessee's Attorney General Herbert Slatery III is finally stating the obvious: A GOP plan to put the words "In God We Trust" on every license plate issued in the state may be unconstitutional.

Don’t Blame This Website for Bringing Down a Potential GOP Senate Candidate

As much as I relish the idea of playing any role in sinking the Republican Party -- wishful thinking on my part, I know -- a recent article in the Boston Globe unfairly links a potential GOP Senate candidate from Massachusetts to the site I write for.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Who Can’t Handle Images of Women Cropped the Female Smurf Out of Movie Posters

If a drawing of a fictional blue creature with blonde hair offends your religious sensibilities, then there's something wrong with your religion.

Ohio Parents Sue Court-Appointed Caregivers Who Forcibly Baptized Their Son

An Ohio couple says their son has had recurring nightmares ever since he was baptized against his will. Now they're suing the court-appointed officials and church members who had any role in the incident.

Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s Christian Son Has Finally Reacted to the Netflix Movie About His Family

On Friday, Netflix premiered The Most Hated Woman In America, all about Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the founder of American Atheists. Her estranged son has now reacted to his family's portrayal in the film, commenting on what was left out and what the filmmakers got wrong.

An Atheist Attorney Filmed a Commercial At (a Very Empty) Ark Encounter

Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Andrew Seidel visited Ken Ham's Ark Encounter recently, and he used the opportunity to comment on what was inside... as well as film a commercial for his organization.

Was Jesus a Myth? A Debate Featuring Dr. Robert Price and Dr. Bart Ehrman

Last October, Dr. Bart Ehrman and Dr. Robert Price had a debate over whether Jesus actually existed. Ehrman argued that there's enough evidence to support a historical Jesus while Price said Jesus was nothing more than a mythological figure.

Muslim Women in India Want the Supreme Court to End Say-the-Magic-Word Instant Divorces

In India, where Muslim women are often married at a young age and become wholly dependent on their husbands, it's frightening to learn how simple it is for their husbands to get a divorce. Now, many women are calling for the Supreme Court to end the religious practice.

Why Jesus Dying for Our Sins Makes No Sense At All

If He came back to life three days later, didn't Jesus just have a really crappy weekend for our sins?

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