Stephen Colbert Slams Don McLeroy

Don McLeroy is a dentist from Bryan, Texas who has served on the Texas State Board of Education. Don is a creationist, the kind that believes the earth is 6000 years old and that humans lived with dinosaurs until a magic flood killed them. It goes without saying that such a person is completely disconnected […]

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Gripp – Head In The Cloud, A rap album with a skeptical and atheist message

On the most recent episode of Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe they interviewed Gripp, aka Marshall Gillson, a talented musician and rapper. Gripp’s newest album is filled with songs with a skeptical message and strong arguments for atheism. After a few song samples played on SGU I knew I had to hear more of Gripp’s […]

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Jessica Receives a Christian Love Letter, Disturbing Contents…

I’ve written about Jessica Ahlquist a few times now, it’s no secret that I think she’s super cool and brave for standing up for her rights, while being harassed and threatened by ignorant and violent fools. Yesterday she posted a photo to twitter of a letter she received in the mail. So, here it is. Take a […]

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Tennessee Passes Anti-Science Education Law

For the past few weeks there has been news about another anti-science education bill making the rounds in Tennessee. This bill, like the many others being proposed all over the country, pretends to be for the expansion of science education by pretending that there is conflict and controversy in the sciences. In reality, it is […]

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Charlie’s Derangels

ABC Nightline is doing a special report tonight, April 5 2012, on exorcism as part of their series Faith Matters. The special will focus on many aspects of the religious practice of exorcism but one of the main points of focus will be three young women in Phoenix Arizona, who fancy themselves demon hunters. The […]

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Reason Rally Video Roundup

If you’re like me, you might be foolishly missing out on what looks like one of the best events of this year. The 2012 Reason Rally in Washington DC. The Reason Rally is a yearly meetup of non-religious people to celebrate a life of reason, free from the tyranny of religion. This year’s list of […]

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Kidnapped for Christ: A Documentary

Below is a trailer for a new full length documentary called Kidnapped for Christ. The movie shows the horrors of an Evangelical Christian reform school called Escuela Caribe, in the Dominican Republic. The school is a “boot camp” for troubled American teens. The way “troubled” is used here is the Evangelical interpretation and encompasses behaviors such at teens […]

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Children Are Easy Targets, Church-University Says

Churches, and religious universities, aren’t usually very excited by studies. Accurate data can be a real turn off when you want to take portions of the bible literally, or if you want to believe that prayer is effective, or if you want to believe that religion is a force for good in the world. So what […]

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Alain de Botton Atheism 2.0

Atheism 2.0 – Missing the Point

TED is known for their great talks from amazing guests, but one of their most recent talks is a real dud. The talk, given by Alain de Botton is titled Atheism 2.0. It is de Botton’s take on what atheism should become while failing to understand what it is in the first place. Alain de […]

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Children, Perfect Victims

A recent news story by ABC News captures a disturbing form of child abuse taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Evangelical Christian churches are accusing children of witchcraft and of possessing demons and then performing public exorcisms on them for money. The exorcisms, ABC claims, are too graphic to be shown on […]

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