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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Why we should criticize #PrayforSanBernardino

In the wake of yet another mass shooting, the inevitable #PrayforSanBernardino emerged on Twitter. Many people (atheists and even some theists) acknowledged how prayer is not going to stop future mass shootings. We need to take action and change the culture that permits so many atrocities to occur. This idea even appeared as the headline for the New York Daily News: [Read More…]


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I’m an atheist, but I would pray with someone if I knew it would make them happy

Hemant Mehta recently introduced the question of whether an atheist should pray with their dying relative if they knew it would make them happy in their final moments. I definitely would and I don’t see any argument as to why atheists should not do so in such a situation. However, it got me thinking about whether atheists should pray with someone [Read More…]


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