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A New Compilation of Sam Harris’ Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here's the latest compilation of Sam Harris' best arguments and comebacks.

Why Mother Teresa Shouldn’t Be a Saint

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Mother Teresa shouldn't become a saint, even by the Catholic Church's standards.

The Confused States of America: the Daily Show Explains the Difference Between Muslims and Sikhs

Do Americans know that, turbans notwithstanding, Sikhs are not Muslims? If the street interviews on that topic by Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj are any guide, the answer is "Sadly, no."

Family-Values Champion and GOP Rock Dennis Hastert, Sexual Abuser of Boys, Gets 15 Months

The mighty have fallen: Dennis Hastert is going to prison for a year and three months, in a case that involves his sexual abuse of at least four boys as young as 14.

Turkish Parliament Speaker Wants To Ditch Secular Law, Move to Religion-Based Constitution

I don't know a better alternative to democracy, but democracy sure can be scary. If, hypothetically, we let Americans vote in a referendum on whether they want to keep the already-porous wall between state and church intact, I wouldn't...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Picks Carly Fiorina As His Running Mate… in a Race They’re Both Going to Lose

Ted Cruz is set to announce that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate -- which, let's face it, only matters in the fantasy election taking place in his head.

Anti-LGBT North Carolina Attorney General Candidate Tells Voters to “Keep Our State Straight”

North Carolina State Senator Buck Newton, a sponsor of the anti-trans bathroom bill that has ruined the state's reputation and a candidate for attorney general, made a remarkable comment on Monday during a campaign rally:

Explaining the Evangelical Christian Boycott of Target: Liberal Redneck Edition

Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, is shocked that white people are boycotting Target for no good reason at all:

It’s About To Be Legal For Tennessee Counselors to Deny Mental Health Services Based On Religion

Tennessee is on the brink of legalizing faith-based discrimination in a particularly despicable way.In mid-April, the state passed HB1840, which allows therapists and counselors to deny services to people -- including children -- if treating them would "violate sincerely held principles." Today is the last day Gov. Bill Haslam can veto the bill or it will become law.

Scientology Leader David Miscavige is Threatening to Sue Publishers Over His Father’s Tell-All Book

The Church of Scientology is threatening to sue the publishers of a new book criticizing its leader. Which is to say, David Miscavige is essentially threatening to sue his own father.The book is called Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and it's by Ron Miscavige, the Church leader's father. Show More Summary

Librarians Cull Outdated Books; These 11 Are Among the Most WTF Discards

Ideally, all books should remain available forever. In practice, libraries' shelf space is limited, and patrons more readily gravitate to a new Carl Hiaasen novel or a recent biography by Doris Kearns Goodwin than they do to a 1954 tome on proper housekeeping. Show More Summary

An Open Atheist in Yemen Has Reportedly Been Shot and Killed

"They accuse me of atheism! Oh you people, I see God in the flowers, And you see Him in the graveyards, That is the difference between me and you."That was one of the Facebook messages posted  by Omar Mohammad Bataweel, a young citizen of Yemen. It was brave, and very very risky.

Two Hindu Teachers in Bangladesh Sentenced to Six Months in Jail for Alleged Blasphemy

The bad news: An assistant teacher and the head teacher (both Hindus) from a school in Bangladesh have been sentenced to six months in jail because the former allegedly insulted Islam in the classroom, saying the Qur'an wasn't the word of Allah and Heaven didn't exist.

Christian Writer: We Shouldn’t Boycott Target… Even Though Trans People Pose a “Safety Concern”

Aaron Wilson, a church consultant who thinks transgender people pose a threat to children and shouldn't have access to the appropriate bathrooms, says the Christian boycott of Target is misguided.

Honolulu City Council Members Propose $250,000 Gift to Christian Megachurch in Budget Amendment

In Honolulu, two city council members have amended the proposed budget to include a $250,000 gift to a local church.The taxpayer funds would be used to expand New Hope, a Christian megachurch, by helping them build a "Center of Hope...

A Child Died of Meningitis After Receiving a Sham Treatment; A Jury Just Found His Parents Guilty

In March of 2012, 19-month-old Ezekiel Stephan died of meningitis -- a disease involving the inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord. Very serious problem. The condition can sometimes be treated with antibiotics...Show More Summary

Support Ex-Muslims of North America

As much as many religious believers seem to hate atheists, what they often hate even more are atheists who were once part of their religious faith and then left it behind. I've lost count of the number of Christians who have insisted...Show More Summary

Jamie Raskin, An Openly Humanist U.S. House Candidate from Maryland, Just Won His Primary

While the focus of U.S. politics tonight is on Donald Trump's sweep over his Republican rivals, and Hillary Clinton's continued dominance over Bernie Sanders, there's one race that may have slipped under the radar of atheists.In Maryland, State Senator Jamie Raskin just won his primary for the U.S. Show More Summary

Want to Trick People Into Believing You’re a Doctor? Then Buy a “Pastoral Medicine” Degree

Want an easy way to trick people? Just put random letters after your name as if you have an advanced degree and see how many people fall for it.That's what the Pastoral Medical Association seems to be doing. Unlike getting an MD or RN...Show More Summary

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