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...]
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:
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:
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why you should stop using homeopathic medicine.
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
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."
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:
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
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:
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
"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 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:
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
(via The New Yorker)
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...]
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.
Seth Andrews recently interviewed Richard Dawkins in Vancouver and just posted the conversation:
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
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.
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: