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Should Atheist Parents Actively Guard Children Against Religion?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Should atheist parents actively guard children against religion?:

Canada’s Fight Against Government Prayer Heads to the Supreme Court

North of the border, many secularists (at least the ones I know) look on the spectacle of American religiosity in the media with a mixture of bemusement and incredulity: how can public officials get away with such blatant religious promotion. Show More Summary

Comedian Katt Williams Trashes Atheists and the Big Bang Theory in His Latest Special “Priceless: Afterlife”

In 2012, during his stand-up special "Kattpacalypse," comedian Katt Williams told his audience that they needed to grow up and stop believing in lies.Like evolution.(The clip below, and just about everything that follows, is completely NSFW.)

Rich Preacher Sends 4,000 Bottles of Holy Water to Sierra Leone to Cure Ebola

Normally, when a story involves a rich Nigerian person sending money, you can safely ignore it. But in the case of millionaire preacher Temitope (T.B.) Joshua (below), his efforts to curb Ebola are completely misguided and it's important to understand why:

Photo Sunday: #NMOS14

Last Thursday, my wife and I attended one of the National Moment of Silence rallies that were held across the country to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and all other deaths from police brutality and overreach. This one was at Union Square in Manhattan. There was an immense, diverse crowd; the [Read More...]

Chromecast for My Media Streaming Needs

About a month ago, I asked for reader input on media streaming devices. I received some helpful suggestions, and I finally got around to picking up a Chromecast. As simple as my needs were (i.e., wanting to stream YouTube videos), IShow More Summary

Well, That Explains All Those Shows on “Science” Channels…

You can see the rest of the comic here :)(via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

A Debate on God and Cosmology, Between William Lane Craig and Sean Carroll

Earlier this year, Christian apologist William Lane Craig debated theoretical physicist Sean Carroll on the topic of "God and Cosmology":

COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey Wins Four Emmy Awards

Last month, we learned that COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey received an impressive 12 Emmy nominations:

Nine Things Churches Do Right

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses nine things churches do right (really):

8 Things I Learned from Reading an Article about the Institute for Creation Research

The Dallas Morning News just ran a feature on the Institute for Creation Research, where Texas Creationists go to do... um... whatever it is they do. Let me share with you everything I learned from the piece:

Alabama County Commissioner Wants to Put Up a Ten Commandments Display at the Local Courthouse

More than a decade ago, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore installed a giant Ten Commandments monument in the courthouse in the dead of night. When he was told to remove it, he said no, eventually defying other courts' orders and becoming a Fake Christian Martyr in the process. Show More Summary

Jehovah’s Witness Publication Urges Faithful to Treat Disfellowshipped Loved Ones as if God Killed Them

In case you need another reminder that Jehovah's Witnesses can be heartless, just look at the latest issue of The Watchtower: One of the articles brings up the story of Nadab and Abihu, the children of Aaron who disobeyed God and were killed because of it. Show More Summary

Brevard County (FL) Officials May Block Atheists from Giving an Invocation Since They’re Not a “Faith-Based” Group

Since Greece v Galloway, I've posted a number of examples of atheists delivering invocations at city council meetings. It's a natural result of the Supreme Court's decision: they ruled that sectarian prayers were allowed at government...Show More Summary

In Georgia, an Atheist and a Christian Stage a Public Dialogue at a Local Bar

Justin Mullinix, an atheist from Georgia, recently volunteered to sit down with Will Dyer, a local pastor, in front of a large crowd at a bar and answer questions from the audience. It wasn't a debate. It wasn't confrontational. It was just a chance for everyone to watch a civil dialogue about serious differences in opinion:

How to Fix Science Education in the United States: Be Louder

Somehow, Clickhole has the most face-palmingly accurate article I've seen about vaccinations in a long time:

Canadian Pastafarian Fights to Wear Colander on Head in Drivers License Photo

Usually, when Pastafarians wear strainers on their heads for a driver's license picture, they end up with the Reddit-bait photo op they wanted, which is either amusing or stupid, depending on your perspective. But when they're denied...Show More Summary

Pastor Steven Anderson Tells Women to Stop Idolizing Male Actors: “These Guys Are a Bunch of Sodomite Faggots”

It's time once again for the Pastor Steven Anderson game. That's where I click on a random part of his latest sermon and listen for a minute. If I hear him say something crazy, I post about it. If he doesn't, I skip it.His latest rant: "Marriage Advice."

Embedded with the Fundies: How ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State, Recruits Children (and Bullies Adults Into Submission)

Yesterday, Vice News posted a completely engrossing documentary by a team in Raqqah, Iraq, the provisional capital of the new Caliphate that the fundamentalists of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, are trying to establish.Warning:...Show More Summary

Homeschooling Parents Argue That Standardized Testing for Their Children Goes Against Their Religious Beliefs

If you choose to homeschool your children in Campbell County, Virginia, you have to show evidence to the local school district that "the program provides a basic education as defined by law." One way to do that is through standardized testing. Show More Summary

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