8th Grader Gets Biblical Literalist to Admit That When God Says Hell is Forever, He Doesn’t Really Mean It

Chad, the young atheist who has flummoxed a number of Christian debaters, has done it again.

The eighth grader asked Christian debater Dennis Marcellino whether he believed the Bible was literally true.

Marcellino said he did.

Chad followed that up by questioning Marcellino’s claim from earlier in the debate that Hell wasn’t really forever — doesn’t the Bible say it is?

Check out Marcellino’s mind-boggling response:



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What Would Your (Secular) Ten Commandments Be? Your Answers Could Be Worth Up To $10,000

Yesterday, I posted an excerpt from a new book called Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century by Lex Bayer (a Silicon Valley entrepreneur) and John Figdor (the Humanist chaplain at Stanford University).

In conjunction with the book launch, they’re also running a contest in which you can win a lot of money — up to $10,000 — by telling them what would be included in your personal Ten Commandments.



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A Wheelchair User Dresses Up As the Pope For Halloween; In Alabama, Cops Would Have Grounds For Arrest

This is how Redditor MattONesti is celebrating Halloween today: as the Pope. Improvised add-ons to his wheelchair mean he can roll around in style, in his very own Pope-mobile. Pretty cool!

A fellow Reddit user kindly cautioned him that in Alabama,

It is illegal to dress as a member of the clergy for halloween.

Which can’t possibly be true. Or can it?

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Why Are Oklahoma Elementary School Students Taking Field Trips to a Zoo Run By Creationists?

If you run a public elementary school in Oklahoma that’s about 20 minutes away from the Tulsa Zoo, it would make perfect sense to schedule field trips there.

So why did the Skiatook Public Schools take children on multiple trips to the Safari Zoological Park nearly an hour away?

One difference between the two zoos is that SZP has a very unique mission:



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“Graveyard of the Gods” in Texas Clearly Rubbed Someone the Wrong Way

Because it’s Halloween, a few campus atheist groups have been setting up a Graveyard of the Gods, reminding students that there are other deities besides their own who were once worshiped, believed in… and forgotten. And whatever Higher Power you believe in will eventually join those ranks. At Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi, the [Read More...]


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