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Anti-Gay Hate Group Leader: Hillary Clinton’s “Deplorables” Comment Proves She’s “Narrow-Minded”

A man who called LGBT rights supporters "intolerant," "hateful," "vile," and "spiteful" was shocked by Hillary Clinton condemning racists, sexists, and xenophobes as deplorable. Because that's really narrow-minded and intolerant...

Penn Jillette Makes the Case for Atheist Prayer

In a new video for Big Think, Penn Jillette suggests an atheist alternative to prayer: Instead of asking God for material things or thanking Him for watching over you, he suggests we reflect on what we could have done better over the course of the day:

Conservative Christian TLC Star Arrested on Allegations of Child Rape

Toby Willis, the patriarch of another TLC reality show about a conservative Christian couple with lots and lots of kids, was arrested over the weekend on charges of child rape.

Repost: Why Atheism Is a Force for Good

[I’m taking a break from the blog to bond with and care for my new son. Please enjoy this classic post! I’ll check in periodically to answer comments.] If you’ve followed my writing these past few years, you know that I’ve often taken up arms against prominent atheists who’ve made clueless, sexist comments or worse. [Read More...]

Utah Professor Slams Mother Teresa’s Sainthood: “Rejecting Reality is Not Reason to Rejoice”

Gregory A. Clark, an associate professor at the University of Utah, writing for the Salt Lake Tribune, provides some much-needed pushback on the sainthood of Mother Teresa.

Battles With Pneumonia

I've only had pneumonia once as an adult. It happened when I was in the middle of graduate school at what was undoubtedly one of the most stressful points in my life. Initially, it felt like I had a mild cold with a cough. I told myself that I did not have time to get sick and pressed on with my responsibilities, loading up on cough syrup and Advil. Show More Summary

Mercury Retrograde: Explained Without the Astrology Nonsense

What is "Mercury retrograde"? The correct answer has nothing to do with your personality, no matter what the Google search results tell you. We wrote about this earlier, but Joss Fong and Gina Barton of Vox made an excellent video showing you exactly what's going on:

Podcast Ep. 126: Britt Marie Hermes, Naturopathy Apostate

Our latest podcast guest is Britt Marie Hermes, a former naturopathic doctor who now speaks out about the pseudoscientific ideology. Hermes is currently obtaining her Master of Science degree at the University of Kiel. Since her departure from her previous career, she has been working to understand her former biases within naturopathic medicine. Show More Summary

Pumpkin Spice Lattes May Send You to Hell

Conservative Christians have an opinion on abortion, gay marriage, evolution, and more... but Pumpkin Spice Lattes? That's a tough one.

Deplorable Christian Right Leader Slams Hillary Clinton for Calling People Like Him “Deplorable”

Tony Perkins, the leader of a Christian hate group, is furious that Hillary Clinton would say something mean about people like him. He would say that to her face, except he's too busy telling transgender people they have a mental disorder.

Atheist Blogging on Sunday Morning

Going back to the early days of Atheist Revolution, writing posts on Sunday morning has been a part of my routine. There was little intent behind it initially; Sunday mornings just happened to be when I could almost always count on having a few minutes of free time. Show More Summary

A Former Employee of Miss Cleo’s Psychic Network Reveals the Scam from the Inside

Bennett Madison used to work for the "Psychic Readers Network," best known as the company Miss Cleo always wanted you to call. In an essay for the New York Times, she talks about why she did it and how having supernatural powers wasn't a prerequisite for the job.

You Don’t Need Faith to Give Your Life Meaning

When you stop believing in God, one of the hardest things to figure out is what purpose your life has. You're no longer trying to get into Heaven or please God... so what's the point? One PostSecret submitter had this unusual answer...

An Atheist Asks: Was It Worthwhile to Chat with the Jehovah’s Witnesses Who Came By My House?

In a video made public only now, TheraminTrees discusses a series of conversations he and his brother had with a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses shortly after they both left their church. He wonders whether it was worth all the time.

Church Defends Pastor/HS Football Announcer Who Said National Anthem Protesters Should Be Executed

Jesus taught this congregation to turn the other cheek... unless some people are not standing for the National Anthem, in which case you should blow their brains out.

A Muslim’s Plea to Pull His Kids from Music Class Was Rightly Denied by a Toronto School District

The Toronto District School Board in Canada requires elementary school students to take a music class, a move that one Muslim parent, Mohammad Nouman Dasu, believes goes against his religion. Good thing his demand that his kids be exempted from the class was rightly rejected.

Alabama HS Football Announcer: If You Don’t Stand for the National Anthem, You Should Be Shot

According to a Facebook post that's been shared more than 4,700 times as of this writing, at last night's McKenzie High School (Alabama) football game, the announcer told the crowd that anyone who didn't stand for the National Anthem should be shot by our military.

Donald Trump Wants to Unite the Country By Making Sure We All Live “Under One God”

At the Values Voter Summit yesterday, Donald Trump did his best to convince the evangelical crowd that he was one of them. And that meant assuring them that he would make this a Christian Nation, everyone else be damned.

A Mother Files Criminal Charges After Her Autistic Son’s Mentor Forcibly Baptized Him

Having a mentor from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is supposed to be an educational, uplifting experience. Ohio native April Defibaugh certainly thought it would help her 11-year-old autistic son. And everything was fine until...Show More Summary

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