Video: Interview on Parenting Without God

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I recently took part in a live interview for the San Diego based Parenting Beyond Religion group and the San Diego Humanist Fellowship.Sean Taylor interviewed me on the topics covered in my book Parenting Without God. Check it out below. … [Read more...]

Freedom From Religion Foundation urges IRS to investigate Ark Encounter

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter to the IRS urging them to investigate Ken Ham's Ark Encounter. Ham has continuously attempted to run a for-profit business behind his non-profit in order to benefit from as many tax breaks and discriminatory practices as possible.In an email the FFRF states: Answers in Genesis (AiG) is a Christian fundamentalist group that advocates a literal interpretation of the bible, and owns the Creation Museum. Through a subsidiary nonprofit, it … [Read more...]

New terrorism study shows there is no one-size fits all solution to terrorism

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With the release of The Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Terrorism Index this week we have learned that religiously motivated terrorism has grown exponentially as I covered in this post here.The study itself is very thorough and looks at motivators from all over the globe as shown in this chart:The study clearly shows that in Islamic countries or regions, religion is playing the major role in driving terrorism, but it also shows that around the globe that nationalism and … [Read more...]

Religion is the driving force behind terrorism according to a new study


This years Global Terrorism Index report by The Institute for Economics and Peace has been released and with some major new details that seems to disrupt the narrative of those like Glenn Greenwald and even myself. Previous studies have strongly suggested that politics played a leading role in terrorism but it seems that this has shifted and with more middle east instability and the rise of groups like ISIS/ISIL, the focus on politics is more heavily focused on religion.Here are some … [Read more...]

Creationist Ray Comfort compares Physicist Lawrence Krauss to Hitler

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It seems creationists have a real problem with theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss.Krauss who recently commented that religion could be eradicated in a generation has come under fire from many religious leaders, but nothing compares to the level of idiocy brought forth by Ray Comfort and Emeal Zwayne, hosts of The Comfort Zone, Comforts online religious talk show.Zwayne commented of Krauss' glee in eradicating religion, “Just the glee that he got from the thought of eradicating reli … [Read more...]

What does it mean to claim Carl Sagan was not an atheist?

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Fellow Patheos blogger Kathy Schiffer has a rather joyful blog post up in which she realizes that Carl Sagan didn’t claim to be an atheist.This is rather common knowledge actually, when I read her headline I was originally not shocked at all, then I continued reading to see what looked like Sagan being misrepresented.Sagan himself said he was agnostic in a 1996 interview. He shied away from atheism in the same way Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t claim to be an atheist. However we have little … [Read more...]

Kirk Cameron: Historians don’t know the history of Christmas

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Kirk Cameron is loose in the streets again, this time promoting his new movie Saving Christmas.In an interview with the Christian Post, Cameron said of making his new movie:“I’m making ‘Saving Christmas’ because I love Christmas, I love everything about it,” Cameron said. “I’m a sucker for all of it, and of course the nativity, and there’s a lot of people who really want to put a big wet blanket on the celebration.” “It starts this time of year. You have people who want to pull down nati … [Read more...]

Bill Nye discusses evolution, climate change and scientific advancements (video)

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Bill Nye paid a visit to CBS to discuss his new book and all things science. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Ken Ham calls secularists liars as his Ark Encounter continues to come under fire

Ken Ham is pissed. His genocidal themed ark park is still in danger of losing an 18 million dollar tax incentive thanks to the exposure of his discriminatory hiring practices that was discovered right here on this blog.Yet, instead of fixing his illegal hiring practices, he is resorting to childish tantrums and name calling, saying on his blog: Anti-Christian groups and the secular media have launched a massive propaganda war (continuing to this day) in their attempt to undermine the Ark … [Read more...]

What we learned from last nights exit poll results

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If you’re a democrat, progressive, liberal or anyone who cares about social welfare than you are probably disappointed with last nights election results.I do not wish to repeat here what has been said time and time again since the results about the fact that the president has veto power and basically we are going to be in a two-year standstill, as this is no different really to where we have already been since the GOP took the house and effectively stopped governing.What I do wish to d … [Read more...]