I did a bit of a double-take when I saw this press release hit my inbox: The Satanic Temple Offers Donation of Monument to Oklahoma State Capitol This is the group, you might recall, that performed a "Pink Mass" over the tombstone of...Show More Summary
Rhode Island’s Governor Lincoln Chafee just can't win. For the past two years, he called the blue spruce erected in the State House a “holiday tree” instead of a “Christmas tree.” He had good reason for it: ... Chafee, an independent,...Show More Summary
Perhaps in response to a lot of the stories about Christians who refuse to tip their servers because it's Sunday or because they're gay or because they feel it's immoral, an anonymous person (or persons) is going around the country leaving...Show More Summary
Todd Starnes, the Fox News commentator who frequently spins stories to raise the ire of fellow conservatives, has done it again with a tale about a Georgia elementary school that "confiscates Christmas cards." Here's Starnes' version...Show More Summary
As Mrs. Betty Bowers explains, you would think Republicans would have a problem with history's biggest freeloader, but they seem to embrace Him without a problem:
More than six months ago, a Nigerian man was found alive in a fully submerged shipwreck, three days after his boat went down. The story of Harrison Odjegba Okene is back in the news because now there's footage of the incredible resc...
The Dutch Senate, in a 49-21 vote, agreed today to scrap a 1932 anti-blasphemy law -- Article 147 of the country's Criminal Code.
For the third straight year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has put up a "natural nativity scene" in the Wisconsin Capitol building:
In a new campaign ad for the 2014 elections, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) makes a case for why he should be re-elected to his position. You see, he argues that his policy decisions and ability to pass legislation are--oh wait, I'm sorry, he doesn't talk about any of that. He just tells everyone how much he loves the Bible.
Steven Furtick, the pastor of Elevation Church in North Carolina, has been under fire recently because of church's shady finances. In short, the church takes in tens of millions of dollars every year (tax-free, of course), pays Furtick...Show More Summary
I'm losing track of all the atheist/Creationist billboards in Times Square, but the latest salvo in the mythical War on Christmas belongs to American Atheists. Today, they're launching a 15-second digital billboard reminding viewers that even atheists can celebrate the holiday season. The main message reads: "Who needs Christ during Christmas? Nobody."
... then Americans United for Separation of Church and State would love to hear from you: If you work for Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Woods, Eden Foods or any other company that is challenging the contraceptive mandate and you’re worried about your ability to obtain contraception coverage, we want to hear from you. Show More Summary
Since we're on the subject of hip-hop today, Dr. Monica Miller gave a recent Skepticon talk in which she discussed the Humanism in modern hip-hop. You can see it, paradoxically, through the God talk in the songs, where rappers even refer to themselves as God, but not a metaphysical God. (Think Kanye West's "Yeezus.") Miller says this is a kind of "re-altering of authority."
Wendy Thomas Russell explains why the secularization of Christmas is a good thing -- for Christians, too! ... Would Fox News rather we secularists stopped celebrating Christmas altogether? I wonder how Sarah Palin would feel if a quarter...Show More Summary
Ayodhya is one of Hinduism's seven holy cities in India. It is the birthplace of Lord Rama, and the setting of the epic folk tale Ramayana. It also happens to be the scene of persistent, brutal gun violence between various factions of holy men.
Max Lucado is a Texas preacher and writer with 80 million books in print, including Just Like Jesus and When God Whispers Your Name. Rick Santorum is the über-Catholic former Senator from Pennsylvania who, after losing his bid for re-election...Show More Summary
Back in October, I posted about how the American Legion Post 134 was financially boycotting the Morton Grove (Illinois) Park District because its Commissioner Dan Ashta wouldn't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at board meetings. Ashta's...Show More Summary
Brian Pallister is the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba, and you may recall his recent impromptu holiday greeting to blogger Natalie Pollock: ... I wanted to wish everyone a really really Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, all the holiday... Show More Summary
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Does it make sense to be a pro-life atheist?: We'd love to hear your thoughts on the project -- more videos will be posted soon -- and we'd also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!
Dawkins at the University of Texas at Austin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Some events are said to define generations. Everybody of certain age at the time remembers them vividly and reports that things were never quite the same afterwards. Show More Summary