Live blog of the final 2016 Presidential Debate

Live updates from the final 2016 presidential debate between Trump and Clinton [Read more…]

Stacey Dash calls Jesse Williams a ‘Hollywood plantation slave’ after his BET Awards speech

Z-list actress and fellow Patheos blogger Stacey Dash had a bit of a meltdown over Jesse Williams BET Awards speech last week. [Read more…]

Duck Dynasty star leads NASCAR prayer, asks God to put a ‘Jesus man’ in the White House

“I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,” Pat Robertson said during an opening prayer at a NASCAR event this weekend. [Read more…]

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly says Donald Trump’s first amendment rights have been ‘shut down’

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly does not know how the first amendment works. She believes that because protesters showed up and legally protested a scheduled Donald Trump rally, that his first amendment rights have been “shut down.” [Read more…]

Bill O’Reilly loses custody of his children after assaulting his ex-wife

Bill O’Reilly loses custody of his children after assaulting his ex-wife in front of them [Read more…]

Fox News guest says that men have it much worse than women in the U.S.

According to Fox News’ guest and anti-feminist Gavin McInnes, men have it far worse than women in the U.S. “by every metric,” even including sexual assaults. [Read more…]

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly thinks that ‘seeing Muslims’ is enough reason to call the cops

During Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate on Fox News, moderator and Fox host Megyn Kelly grilled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie about his stance against profiling, arguing that profiling could have stopped the San Bernardino shooting.

“Now you have said we should not profile. How do you square that with the San Bernardino case?” Kelly asked. [Read more…]

Fox News blames Bill Cosby’s rape victim for her own rape

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett said on Wednesday that a victim of Bill Cosby was a “problem” because she willingly took drugs.

“The problem with the alleged victim here is, she willingly took the pills,” Jarrett said. “She willingly took the wine. Does she bear some responsibility, and does that undercut the criminal charges against Bill Cosby?” [Read more…]

Top 10 atheist news stories of 2015

2015 was the first full year of the Danthropology blog on the Patheos Network and I have decided to go into the archives and find the top 10 most popular posts on the site. Instead of picking what stories I personally found the most interesting I decided to let the numbers decide and this is based on the number of reads all year. [Read more…]

Understanding the issues with the virgin birth

We are closing in on yet another (war on) Christmas day, and it brings with it a number of implications. Most notably, the idea that a young woman in a small village somehow became pregnant, not by her husband, but by a deity.

Of course, most people who do not subscribe to the faith are sure to cry “foul”on this claim. And who wouldn’t? On the surface, there are a number of more likely explanations. Maybe she (the figure Mary) had premarital intercourse with her soon-to-be-husband (Joseph). Or perhaps she had had relations with another individual in Nazareth. The issue with this is, should she not be able to prove she is a virgin on the evening of her wedding night, through myths surrounding the hymen breaking upon losing her virginity, Deuteronomy 22:20-21 suggests bringing her to her father’s doorstep and having her stoned to death. [Read more…]