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This Porn Star Became a Christian Evangelist After Reaching Real Ecstasy With Jesus

She had sex on-camera with a hundred women (not all at once, I think) and appeared with barely a shred of clothing in Hustler and Penthouse.These days, using the title "Porn Again Christian," Teresa Carey sells wet dreams of a different kind, preaching religious surrender and salvation to audiences that include church groups and student gatherings.

NYPD Confirms That Man Who Smashed an Axe Into Police Officer’s Face Is a Convert To Islam

On Thursday night, the New York Police Department still described hatchet-wielding attacker Zale Thompson as "just an angry man," downplaying the possibility that he was a terrorist.Then the cops looked at his Facebook page and searched...Show More Summary

After Atheists Blow the Whistle, Sioux Falls Officials Pull Back on Religious Snow Plow Messages

Two weeks ago, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the city held an event called "Paint the Plows." It's a cute idea. They get representatives from local schools (and youth groups) to paint the snow plows the city will use when the snow hits.The problem is that two of the participating schools were Christian and painted religious messages on the plows... Show More Summary

Congratulations, Atheists! America is Growing Increasingly Churchless

A new study released by the Barna Group, in conjunction with David Kinnaman's book Churchless, shows that more people than ever before have no need for a church, even if they're religious.That's one of several factors Kinnaman uses to describe those he calls "post-Christian" (which is quite the euphemism):

Fox News Thinks Ohio Couple Is Clever For Erecting a Jesus Sign After ACLU Forced It From a Public School

Cathy and Terry Hodgson, a couple from New Concord, Ohio, went on Fox News the other day to share photos of their new lawn ornament. It's a four-feet-tall picture of Jesus and some bleating creatures under the text "The Lord Is My Shepherd."Why...Show More Summary

Suspect in Ten Commandments Monument Vandalism Case Taken to Mental Health Facility

Yesterday, less than 24 hours after someone drove a car into the Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol lawn, police had a suspect in hand. [caption width="550" align="alignnone"]Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma (via James Nimmo)[/caption]

Some of the Atheists Who Mock Christians Believe in Ghosts

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 29th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I have encountered quite a few Christians during the course of my life who report that they believe in angels....Show More Summary

Join the #AtheistVoter Campaign

The #NormalizeAtheism campaign used Twitter to bring attention to the important goal of normalizing atheism, and now American Atheists has brought us a new one. On October 21, American Atheists announced a two-week #AtheistVoter campaign. Show More Summary

A Blogging Revival

Gothic revival church of St John the Baptist (1894 – 96) in Dohalice, Hradec Králové District, Czech Republic (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The evangelical fundamentalist Christians in the part of the U.S. where I live have something called revival. Show More Summary

Religious Atrocities in the Age of Transparency

Daniel Dennett at the 17. Göttinger Literaturherbst, October 19th, 2008, in Göttingen, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Sooner or later, every atheist blogger writes about religious atrocities (e.g., clergy sexual abuse). Howls ofShow More Summary

Daily Show Mocks Exorcism

I love The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and the clip below is an example of why. The clip reminds viewers that the Catholic Church is still performing exorcisms. I know you knew that; I'm not sure the entire audience did, and so I think that was an important contribution all by itself. Show More Summary

Reducing Spam Comments

no spam! (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I made a change to the commenting system here today. I'm not sure this will affect any of you, but I wanted to let you know about it just in case.The Intense Debate commenting system appears to use a low-quality spam filter, and I've been seeing a sharp increase in the number of spam comments lately. Show More Summary

The Atheist Community is Dead; Long Live the Atheist Communities

Flags of Coalition of the Radical Left supporters in a coalition rally in 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If is is true, as I believe it is, that atheism begins and ends with the lack of god belief, I suppose it makes sense that most atheists who write blogs will eventually address topics other than atheism. Show More Summary

Free Speech on Campus

US Secretary of State, Ms. Condoleezza Rice, speaking on climate change in Washington DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) My views on the importance of free expression and what threatens it have evolved over time. I do not have to go back more than a couple years to find posts I wrote on this topic with which I now disagree. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley Students Are Protesting Bill Maher’s Upcoming Commencement Speech, Claiming He’s a “Bigot and Racist”

It's the Ayaan Hirsi Ali controversy all over again...This time, comedian Bill Maher was invited to deliver the commencement address at University of California, Berkeley's winter graduation ceremony.

Minnesota County Sued for Denying Atheists the Ability to Officiate a Wedding

Earlier this year, the Center For Inquiry won a lawsuit against the state of Indiana, giving non-religious people who were Secular Celebrants the ability to officiate weddings. Before they stepped in, the only way an atheist could officiate...Show More Summary

Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain Appeals to Faith

In the next video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty explains appeals to faith -- specifically, how do you respond to someone who says, "You just have to have faith"?

Friday Night Music: The Dollyrots

It’s Friday, and after a week like this one, I’m guessing we could all use something upbeat to ease into the weekend. So here’s a blast of pure sonic joy from the Dollyrots, a pop-punk band fronted by the husband-wife duo of Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas. This is one of my favorites off their [Read More...]

Now That’s a Letter-to-the-Editor!

It's been a while since I've seen a letter-to-the-editor that I had to read multiple times just to take it all in... but this one in the Idaho Press-Tribune is just a classic in the making:

Speaking in Tongues: It’s Now a Cure for Ebola

Kenneth Copeland knows exactly how to cure the "murderous demon virus" Ebola.And it involves speaking Dothraki in tongues (at the 13:45 mark):

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