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This is the Conversation Noah Should Have Had with God

Simon Whitaker, like most of us, knows that the story of Noah's Ark makes no sense at all.That's why he decided to tell the story a little more realistically in The Almost Flood:

Pastor Crows Victory After Agnostic Groom Finally Comes Crawling Back to Church

The Onion does funny fiction almost as well as religion does funny fiction:

The Evidence for Evolution

The team at Stated Clearly have an excellent new video explaining the evidence for evolution by looking at Cetaceans (like dolphins and whales):

Specialized Knowledge Does Not Constitute a Professional Relationship

Wiberg Professional (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Joe is what someone of my generation might refer to as a computer whiz. He worked for a large company designing security applications for some time before getting burned out and wanting to do something he truly enjoyed. Show More Summary

Two More Students Punished for Not Standing During the Pledge of Allegiance

A seventh grader in the San Jacinto Unified School District in California was reprimanded by his teacher (Mr. Burns) this week after he remained seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. As usual, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center was on it:

Student at Christian Boarding School Beaten Up by Staff Members Because He Was “Talking to a Girl”

Abundant Life Academy in Eastern Virginia is a Christian boarding school for "struggling teens" and its mission is to help those teens by "equipping them to live a life of love, acceptance and forgiveness as modeled by Biblical principles...Show More Summary

The Nine Commandments? Two Priests at Two Churches Are Accused of Theft. The Kicker: They’re Brothers

What do you call your brother if he's a priest? Father?I suppose that mystery was amplified in the Belczak family. Many years ago, Michigan brothers Edward Belczak (below, left) and Thomas Belczak decided that they loved the Catholic Church so much, they wanted to become its professional holy message-spreaders. Show More Summary

Outside “Psychic” Sally Morgan’s Show, a Skeptic Warns the Audience About the Deception and Gets Threatened

Sally Morgan (a.k.a. Psychic Sally) is a British entertainer who claims to have the ability to speak to the dead (a la John Edward). As you might imagine, a lot of gullible people are willing to spend a lot of money for the chance to...Show More Summary

To the Youth Pastors of America on National Coming Out Day

You'll want to watch this beautiful video, featuring poetry by Chad Michael:

Celebrating Secular Invocations

The Central Florida Freethought Community put together this fantastic video showcasing the great secular invocations we've seen since Greece v. Galloway:

Religious Statues in Spain Frequently Get Government Medals; a Secularist Wants To Put a Stop To That

From the You Can't Make This Shit Up department, via the Wall Street Journal:The latest winner of Spain’s Gold Medal of Police Merit never walked a beat or made an arrest. True, she never flinched in the face of danger. But that is because...Show More Summary

The Story of the Canadian Wilderness Guide Who Experienced Anti-Christian Discrimination is a Hoax (Kind of…)

Just the other day, I posted a story about a young river rafting guide, Bethany Paquette, who applied for a job at Amaruk Wilderness Corp.... only to be rejected because she attended Trinity Western University, a Christian school in British Columbia known for its anti-gay theology.

Pakistani Critics Notwithstanding, Malala Yousafzai Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

The then-15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for women has been awarded the Nobel Prize.Malala Yousafzai, now 17, survived the attack and subsequently moved to Birmingham, England,...Show More Summary

Rise of Radical Islam Means Catholic Church Can Grab Market Share, Anglican Bishop Suggests

You gotta love the opening line of this article from Catholic Say:The former Church of England’s bishop of Rochester has spoken of the overriding importance of the Catholic Church’s global voice for the future of Christianity in a world...Show More Summary

Battle to Take Down Ten Commandments Monument in Fargo (ND) May Be Over After Appeals Court Rejection

Back in August, I posted about a Ten Commandments monument in the city of Fargo, North Dakota. It was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1958 and was the only religious monument of its kind on city property. Long story short, it remained there even after two separate legal challenges.

Saudi Soccer Fans Are Angry Because a Woman — a Woman! — Was Spotted In a Foreign Stadium

Last week, a Saudi Arabian soccer team lost to rivals from the United Arab Emirates in the Asian Champions League semi-finals.TV footage of the match, now on YouTube, shows something horrific. Here it is: The BBC explains:

Atheist Who Convinced PA School Board to Stop Reciting the Lord’s Prayer in 2012 Returns to Apologize

Two years ago, Ernest Perce V (below, the Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists at the time) and Carl Silverman (of the PA Nonbelievers) tried to convince the Greencastle-Antrim School District board members to drop the Lord's...Show More Summary

Alabama Pastor Confesses to Having Sex With Female Church Members … and Knowingly Exposing Them to AIDS

It's not unusual for a sermon to draw boredom and stifled yawns. But pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama found a very special way to make congregants hang on his every word these past few Sundays.Last month, he began admitting, right from the pulpit, that he'd done some bad things. Show More Summary

Atlas Shrugged: Interesting Villains

Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter VI After much debate, the assembled villains finally decide to put their sinister world-domination plan in motion: “The picture now is this,” said Wesley Mouch. “The economic condition of the country was better the year before last than it was last year, and last year it was better than it [Read More...]

Atheist Family in Louisiana Receives Threatening Messages from “Godly” People

My friend and ex-pastor Jerry DeWitt runs a monthly secular gathering in Lake Charles, Louisiana called Community Mission Chapel. It's one of the more successful "atheist churches," drawing in a sizable number of atheists who appreciate the camaraderie.This week, however, the following notes were placed in the mailbox of one of the families that attends the gatherings:

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