Top 10 Most Horrific Religious Scandals

Religious communities can come together and do a lot of good. However, they can also be complicit in some truly horrible activity. The video below highlights ten of the most shocking religious scandals. You may be familiar with some of them, but others might be new to you (as they were to me). Any organization [Read More…]


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An Atheist Responds to “S%#t I Wish (Some) Atheists Would Stop Doing (And Saying)”

I often enjoy reading the posts by Benjamin L. Corey over on the Patheos Progressive Christian Channel. I consider him an ally as we both care about many social justice issues. Corey recently wrote a post titled “S%#t I Wish (Some) Atheists Would Stop Doing (And Saying)” where he called out some bad behavior of atheists. [Read More…]


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Mississippi Bill Wants Schools To Pay $1,500 If They Don’t Say The Pledge Early Enough

To keep with my theme of writing about terrible bills, I’d like to tell you all about a new Mississippi bill that would fine schools for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance early enough. State Representative William Shirley would want schools to pay $1,500 if they don’t say the Pledge within the first hour of the school [Read More…]


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Child Dies Because Parents Prayed Instead of Calling 911

I hate seeing stories like these. Seth Johnson, the 7 year-old child of Timothy and Sarah Johnson, recently died from pancreatitis and acute sepsis. This could have been prevented if Seth’s parents got medical help for their son, but instead relied on prayer. The Johnsons noticed that their son was ill, but refused to do anything because [Read More…]


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Roland Martin Debates White Nationalist Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer, a known white nationalist, recently gained some notoriety lately as he shouted “Hail Trump” at a recent white nationalist meeting. Spencer believes whites are a superior group and seriously thinks they are oppressed in America and underrepresented in the workforce. Journalist Roland Martin absolutely destroys such arguments in the video below. The one area that Martin [Read More…]


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Can Respectful Dialogue Reduce Political Polarization?

Now that I’ve had some time to process the election, I’ve been thinking about ways I can best help out. Yes, I’ll certainly try to do even more with political activism and science communication, but I’d also like to add a different area. I’m going to try and talk to those outside my political bubble. [Read More…]


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President Obama discusses atheism and politics with Bill Maher

I’m personally not the biggest fan of Bill Maher, but I do appreciate that he shares a non-religious viewpoint with the general public. It is nice to see those with large platforms normalize atheism more, even though I think he can be quite misguided on other issues. Anyway, it was really cool to see Maher interview [Read More…]


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It’s absolutely ridiculous to call Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali “anti-Muslim extremists”

The Southern Poverty Law Center has done some great work fighting against hate and discrimination. However, they really missed the mark by placing Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali on their “anti-Muslim extremist” list. Both Nawaz and Hirsi Ali regularly criticize Islam, but they do not ever call for violence against Muslim people. We should be allowed to [Read More…]


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Christians refuse to tip waitress because a “woman’s place is in the home”

South Carolina has many great people, but there are still plenty here that are embarrassingly bad. A Christian couple in Greenville, SC refused to tip a waitress and left her this terrible sexist message on a napkin instead.  Thank you for your excellent service today — you’re a good waitress. Here’s your tip: The woman’s place is in [Read More…]


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Christian terrorists plan to kill Muslims, but are arrested before the attack

I’ve previously written about how Christian terrorism is a problem that is hardly ever talked about. Yes, there are Islamic terrorists, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore Christian terrorists as well. The FBI recently stopped a Christian terrorist attack before it began. Curtis Allen, Patrick Stein, and Gavin Wright are part of a Christian hate group called The Crusaders. [Read More…]


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