With the death of Jack Chick, we've lost someone who tried to bring people to Christ by way of guilt and fear. The post The Fear-Based Legacy of Jack Chick appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
If we were to completely remove someone's vocal cords, this person would cease to have a voice. If you do not have vocal cords, I cannot hear your voice. Nobody can. You can still communicate with me in a variety of ways (e.g., writing,...Show More Summary
On last night's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee took on the problems with Catholic hospitals, where "decisions affecting millions of American vaginas are being made by people who have never owned one or touched one." The post Samantha Bee Condemns Catholic Hospitals for Putting Religious Dogma Above Patient Care appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Their own hierarchs are encouraging them to quit.
Elizabeth Tarrant is a Democrat running for the Texas House from District 97 against incumbent Republican Craig Goldman. This is a really red District -- Goldman won 82% of the votes in 2014, albeit without a Democrat in the race -- but he's taking no chances this time around. Show More Summary
A scam used by Chinese immigrants purporting to help other Chinese immigrants (obviously) results in heartbreak for the marks. And despite crackdowns by police, it doesn't seem to be stopping. The post “Blessing Scam” Nets Millions of Dollars for Criminals Targeting Chinese Communities in U.S. appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Evangelist Ray Comfort just put his latest film The Atheist Delusion online, and already, the IMDB rankings are abysmal. And Comfort is already blaming atheists. The post Atheists Aren’t Conspiring to Give Ray Comfort’s New Movie a Lousy IMDB Rating; It’s Just Bad appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Writer Daniel Radosh recently had to sign a permission slip so his son could read Ray Bradbury's brilliant (and often banned) novel Fahrenheit 451 in school as part of a book club. Noting the irony, he responded with more than just a signature. The post Now This Is How You Sign a Permission Slip So Your Son Can Read Fahrenheit 451 in School appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Usually, when someone either stops believing in God or suddenly finds God, it's a personal decision that doesn't affect scores of other people. But when you're Teresa MacBain, the former pastor who publicly announced her atheism in 2012 but recently (and quietly) said she was a believer again, the ripples can be fairly large. Show More Summary
24-year-old Michael T. is a gay man, an agnostic, and a college graduate. He also supports Donald Trump for President. Why? That's what we wanted to know. The post He’s Agnostic, He’s Gay, and He’s Voting for Donald Trump appeared first on Friendly Atheist.
Wouldn't it be cool if presidential elections in the U.S. were based on the total popular vote without any of this electoral college and state-by-state nonsense? Red states and blue states would be irrelevant because elections would be determined by the total number of votes for each candidate across the entire country. Show More Summary
Do atheist comedians tell better jokes? That's what Jim Gaffigan, an extremely popular stand-up who also happens to be openly Catholic, responded to in a new video for Big Think.
Admittedly, I did not have much luck finding good horror films on cable during the beginning of October. With a couple of exceptions, most of what I found was of limited interest. I am happy to report that things have improved since then. Show More Summary
Our latest podcast guest is Luke Fevin, an atheist activist from Alberta, Canada, who has fought against mandatory prayers in secular schools. He sits on the Board of the Society of Edmonton Atheists and founded the advocacy group Albertans...Show More Summary
Anthony Magnabosco is a "street epistemologist" who enjoys chatting with strangers to get to the bottom of how they think. His latest video features a woman named Katie who says at one point that she's genuinely scared about abandoning her faith. It's an emotional scene that I'm sure has played out in the minds of many doubters.
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why I'm voting for Hillary Clinton based on values I hold dear as an atheist:
Green Party candidate Jill Stein, showing once again that she's out of touch with reality, blamed comedian John Oliver for her campaign woes, then doubled down on her other irrational claims.
A fire burned down a historical building in Glades County, Florida on Friday, but a Bible was later found undamaged in the rubble.What's odd is what the Clewiston Fire Rescue folks said about the incident on Facebook.
Evangelist Ray Comfort's film The Atheist Delusion -- tagline: "Atheism destroyed with one scientific question" -- is now free to watch online. So if Twitter goes down again today, you'll have another way to get outraged.
I realize this isn't going to surprise anybody, but I am a fan of the atheist blogosphere. Even if I can no longer justify spending as much time as I used to reading atheist blogs, it continues to be something I enjoy when I can. There...Show More Summary