If I hear one more person ranting about discrimination against Christian refugees in Syria and the resulting threat of terrorism, my blood pressure is going to reach unhealthy levels. I know I'm not alone. Unfortunately, encountering such xenophobic ignorance is probably inevitable. Show More Summary
For decades, we’ve understood the structure and function of DNA. But this immensely powerful knowledge has led to surprisingly few practical breakthroughs. Our ability to alter the genomes of living things has been painfully limited, progress frustratingly slow and elusive. However, that all may be about to change, thanks to a new technology taken from [Read More...]
At Schuler's Bakery in Springfield, Ohio, owner Trent A. Schuler wants you to know that he's sick and tired of this politically correct nonsense:
The Catholic Church is a wee bit obsessed with sex in that they believe it's only acceptable on their terms. No birth control because reproduction is important. No abortion because reproduction is important. No sodomy because reproduction is important. Show More Summary
For the past two years, Florida activist Chaz Stevens has countered the Nativity scenes in the State Capitol building with a display of his own: An 8-foot-tall Festivus pole made out of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans. It's an attention-getting...Show More Summary
On last night's Real Time, Bill Maher delivered a stirring speech about how Ben Carson and other candidates have religious beliefs that are appalling -- and present a danger to society -- and yet the media never asks about them. Because...Show More Summary
On Monday in Longwood, Florida, Martha Kirby delivered a secular invocation during a Commission meeting.
As the demographics of the U.S. shift away from organized religion, it brings up a lot of questions about how much religion you should have in your life when you're not all that religious yourself. If you're a "None" who doesn't believe...Show More Summary
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how atheists should (and shouldn't) respond to the terrorist attacks in Paris:
Reader Justin Scott, who previously had a brief exchange with Sen. Bernie Sanders about religion, heard that Sen. Rick Santorum was coming to his area. So of course he had to attend.And he used the opportunity to ask Santorum, a notoriously conservative Catholic, about atheism.
The City Commission in Casselberry, Florida has no idea what to do with prayer at meetings. For a while now, they've been giving the prayers -- which is clearly illegal -- and they have to come up with an alternative.The right answer is: Don't have them at all and get to work. Show More Summary
In one of his most slippery columns to date, New York Times columnist David Brooks opines on the peace that, for many, can be found within holy texts. Mining wisdom and contentment from a religious book is, of course, fine as far as it goes. Show More Summary
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A week before Veteran's Day, the Mayor of Kissimmee, Florida had every intention of saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the City Commission meeting. But just to make things interesting, he decided to play a video of entertainer Red Skelton's famous bit defining every word in the Pledge. Show More Summary
Jenny McCarthy, who played Charlie Sheen's love interest on several episodes of Two and a Half Men, is furious that the actor didn't tell her he was HIV-positive when they worked together. Because, you know, she might have caught it in some way.She made the remarks on her SiriusXM radio show:
Saudi Arabia has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death because he supposedly blasphemed.Ashraf Fayadh wasn't given a fair hearing or a chance to defend himself, but none of that matters in a country where human rights violations are just a way of life.
On Sunday, a six-year-old girl was shot in Stockton, California. It's a tragedy and people in the community wanted to do something in response, so they held a prayer rally on Monday. No, prayer won't fix the problem, but that's fine....Show More Summary
The Council of Ex-Muslims Britain has started a hashtag campaign called #ExMuslimBecause and they're asking anyone who's left the religion to share the reason(s) why:
Atlas Shrugged, part III, chapter V Hank Rearden has moved to Philadelphia, seemingly to live on the grounds of his steel mill, and hasn’t seen or spoken to his family in months. But he’s still paying their bills, which makes no sense given his attitude at this point. He decided two chapters ago that he [Read More...]
Sen. Ted Cruz, who announced his Presidential campaign at Liberty University, will now have a "national prayer team" at his disposal.You have to admit: That's a great euphemism for a collection of future Christian donors.