I didn’t have a strong opinion on Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting his sex tape, until I found out that Peter Thiel was secretly funding it. (You may remember him as the billionaire libertarian who’s against democracy in general and women’s suffrage in particular.) Thiel has held a grudge against Gawker since [Read More...]
Last year, 16-year-old Singaporean YouTuber Amos Yee was arrested and convicted of “wounding religious feelings” and “obscenity” after he made a video mocking Christianity and Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kwan Yew. Though he wasShow More Summary
I don't have the answers, but I sure have a lot of questions.Should all pupils in Germany's state schools get educated in the tenets of Islam? If so, what version of Islam is the correct one that schoolchildren must internalize? Sunni...Show More Summary
Women are baby-makers who can never be the equals of men, says Turkey's Dear Leader.
Jean Sergent-Shadbolt's roommate, Michael Boyes, died a few months ago. She was devastated, as you might imagine. And she said as much to a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, who knocked on her door a few weeks later.But the New Zealander...Show More Summary
On most Saturday mornings, I take my youngest daughter to the Y for swim class. While she’s in the water, I sit on the bleachers and watch her, and chat with other parents.Doing so makes me a perv in the eyes of some Muslim men. Or at least, they object to my presence when their daughters or wives are in the water, too. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, during a worship service at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale church, Dr. Rosalind Osgood, the chair of Florida's Broward County school board, got up on stage and asked the crowd to pray for the students and staff.That in itself may not be a problem, but she went on to say something that makes me question the hiring process in her District:
If Richard Dawkins found Jesus, that would be a story.If Dawkins said he no longer accepted evolution, that would be a story.This is not a story, Christian Post:
There are many misconceptions about atheism floating around out there. It seems to me that the most harmful of them is probably the insistence of many religious believers that we atheists cannot be good people without believing in their preferred god(s). Show More Summary
Sweet! Here's another compilation of Steven Pinker's best arguments and comebacks.
Atheist rapper Ensomniak is back with his latest song!It's called "Angel Dust" and it's all about how we must let go of our religious past, letting angels turn into angel dust.
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the problem with the saying "There are no atheists in foxholes." (Note: We had a couple of microphone glitches, so the sound is strange in a couple of sections.)
Atheists United, a group based in Los Angeles, has been uploading a lot of old lectures onto YouTube. One that caught my eye was given by Gerard Straub.Straub was a former producer of Pat Robertson's The 700 Club but it wasn't long before...Show More Summary
Why would you dip a perfectly good round of ammo in bacon grease or the blood of a pig? It's simple for these members of a Dallas-area militia:"So that when you shoot a Muslim, they'll go straight to hell. That's what they believe in their religion."
By now, you've probably heard about how a three-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday (perhaps of his own accord, since he went "under the rail, through wires and over the moat wall").17-year-old, 400-lb gorilla Harambe dragged the boy around for a while before eventually getting shot dead by zoo officials. Show More Summary
Even though Alex Radita was diagnosed with diabetes at age 3, his parents did nothing for him. Emil and Rodica Radita refused to accept the diagnosis, which also meant they refused to treat it. Over the next dozen years, as Alex's condition worsened, he still didn't get any insulin.He eventually died at the age of 15. He weighed only 37 pounds.
Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, doesn't like photos. Taking pictures is haram, he decreed recently, as he was trying to wrap his head especially around pet photography -- and finding it evil.
When the students at Pottsgrove High School in Pennsylvania have their graduation ceremony in a couple of weeks, a formal prayer won't be part of the program. And for that, we can thank a student who led the audience in a very explicitly Christian prayer last year:
The Miami parish and Catholic school of St. Rose of Lima appears to be falling apart, due to explosive allegations against its priest, Father Pedro Corces.A group of parents calling themselves Christifidelis, fed up with what they see as improper and possible criminal behavior by Corces, decided to hire a private investigator to spy on him. Show More Summary
Assault is a criminal offense. I happen to think that is a good thing. The intentional infliction of physical harm on someone who does not wish to be harmed should be against the law. I do not expect this to be a terribly controversial idea. Show More Summary