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CNN Publishes a Lengthy, Positive Profile of an Atheist Family

You know, it's not often you see a positive story about an atheist...But this long feature by CNN's Daniel Burke is just a wonderful look at a family of atheists from North Carolina.

How Meaningful Can a Relationship with God Be If There’s a Threat Involved?

DarkMatter2525 explains how God's worst idea may have been to use Heaven and Hell as a threat over people in order to inspire "meaningful" relationships with them.(It may help to watch the first two episodes in this trilogy beforehand, though it's not necessary.)

CNN Will Air a Special on Atheists This Tuesday

Since a lot of you may be interested, CNN will be airing a special on atheists Tuesday night: "Atheists: Inside the World of Non-believers."

Atheists (Pastafarians) Next Door

Here’s an article just published on CNN about the changing attitudes towards atheists. It’s a pretty good read, and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is mentioned a bunch. Read here I supposed that in time, more and more supposed “atheists” and “non-believers” will feel more free to talk about their Belief in the [...]

Christians Have Destroyed Almost All the Mosques In the Central African Republic; an American Fan Cheers Them On

Christian and Muslim militias have been battling each other in the Central African Republic since 2012. First, a group of Muslim combatants called the Seleka started an aggressive trek into Christian areas, and the Christians in turn...Show More Summary

20 Years Ago Today, the Aum Shinrikyo Cult Attacked the Tokyo Subway System With Nerve Gas, Killing 12

A group that's based on Buddhism and yoga sounds like it would be about as dangerous as the sixth-grade chess team at Pleasant Valley Elementary. And yet:On this day, March 20, in 1995, 12 people were killed and thousands were sickened...Show More Summary

Sharia Spreads: It’s Now the Law in Part of Malaysia

Islamic countries that have embraced sharia include Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Nigeria. Last year, Brunei became the first Southeast Asian country to join that wretched club, and now neighboring Malaysia has done the same. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Afghani Mob Kicks and Stomps Woman To Death For Allegedly Burning a Copy of the Qur’an

By my reckoning, there are more than a billion printed copies of the Qur'an on this Earth. Saudi Arabia alone gives away 30 million new Qur'ans every year. Islam's founding text is also online in thousands of places. The Qur'an, theShow More Summary

Congressman Introduces Legislation to Prevent “So Help Me God” from Becoming Optional Part of Military Oaths

Until late 2013, if you were a freshman at the U.S. Air Force Academy, you would have concluded your Basic Cadet Training by reciting this Honor Oath:"We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does. Furthermore,...Show More Summary

Arizona Bill Exempting Churches from Paying Property Taxes on Buildings They Rent Awaits the Governor’s Signature

Earlier this year, Arizona legislators introduced a bill that would allow churches to claim a property tax exemption on buildings they rent rather than just own. A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer last year, but there's noShow More Summary

Kansas Senate Passes Bill That Would Allow Campus Christian Groups to Discriminate Against LGBT Students

It's tough to be a Christian group on college campuses these days. I mean, everyone expects you to play by the rules, even though we all know Christians deserve special rights that allow them to discriminate against LGBT students and...Show More Summary

Public Library Pays Conservative Christian Activists $55,000 in Settlement Over Internet Censorship

Back in November, we heard about a Creationist mother who laughably "audited" an evolution exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and posted the video on YouTube.

The Least Religious City in America Is…

The religiously-unaffiliated make up 22% of the population nationwide, but which cities have the most Nones?The Public Religion Research Institute, using data from the American Values Atlas, has figured out the least religious cities in the country... and topping the list are some pretty fantastic places:

Spanish Priest and Demon-Slaying Helper Charged After Performing 13 Exorcisms on Anorexic Teenager

Eating disorders are the work of the devil. Whoyougonnacall? Demonbusters!A Spanish priest and an exorcist have been charged with gender violence and causing injury and mistreatment after the exorcist performed repeated exorcisms onShow More Summary

Atlas Shrugged: The Craft of Not Acting

Atlas Shrugged Part II: The Strike In 2011, a wealthy businessman named John Aglialoro produced a movie based on the first part of Atlas Shrugged. Aglialoro imagined himself as John Galt, boldly speaking the truth to a complacent world. As it turned out, he was more like Ivy Starnes, the inheritor of a famous brand [Read More...]

The Solar Eclipse is a Sign of the End Times, Say Pastors Who Don’t Understand How Astronomy Works

Finally there's an explanation for today's solar eclipse (best seen in northern Europe): Many on the internet are worried that Friday’s solar eclipse is a sign of the end times, or a message of judgement from God. And while the theories...Show More Summary

Losing God, a Documentary About Shedding Your Faith, is Now Available on Amazon

A few years ago, Josh Preville was a Pentecostal Christian. Today, he's an atheist. That transition wasn't easy, but it gave him the inspiration to create a documentary in which he discusses faith with a variety of atheists and Christians. Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins Explains What Would Happen if DNA Couldn’t Mutate

For Darwin Day, Richard Dawkins answered questions about evolution for his viewers. The latest one discusses what would happen if DNA was unable to mutate, grinding evolution to a halt:

Remember, Children: Your Actions Killed a Man. Now Let Me Draw a Dot on Your Hand

Apparently, this is a thing now: Drawing red dots on kids' hands to remind them of how Jesus died for their sins:

Teachers Sue School District for Not Giving Them Good Friday Off Work

The school district in Cranston, Rhode Island is back in the news over a religious battle (long after Jessica Ahlquist graduated).This time, the teachers' contract allowed them to take a day off of work for a religious holiday... as long as their faith required them to attend religious services that day. So Rosh Hashanah? Fine. Good Friday? Not so much. And there's the problem:

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