A Former Jehovah’s Witness Explains Why He Left the Unethical Faith

Daniel Genser was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but the religion tore his family apart. His older sister was Disfellowshipped. His gay brother was never accepted by his parents. But it wasn’t until last year that he realized how awful the organization was.

He tells his detailed, compelling story at Medium:

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Another Compilation of Matt Dillahunty’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s another compilation of Matt Dillahunty‘s best arguments and comebacks.

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Why Foundation Beyond Belief is Hosting a Conference with the Theme #BlackLivesMatter

Later this month, Foundation Beyond Belief (which I’m on the board of) will be having a one-day conference in Boston revolving around the theme #BlackLivesMatter.

When I’ve mentioned this on social media, the responses have, sadly, been exactly what you’d expect: People saying that #AllLivesMatter and people arguing that the theme has nothing to do with Humanism.

Assuming for a moment that people who raise these issues do so in good faith, hoping to get real answers, our staff put together this video in response:

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When a Seminary Professor Loses His Faith, What Should He Do?

Brandon G. Withrow (below) used to be an assistant professor of the history of Christianity and religious studies at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary… which sounds like a nice gig when you’re a Christian scholar.

Not so great, however, when you stop believing in God.

Withrow realized he was no longer religious last year, putting him in a difficult position: Should he fake it and keep the job, or be honest about his doubts and try finding another faculty position at a secular university?

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Arkansas State Senator Behind Ten Commandments Monument Dismisses Debate Challenge from Satanist

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert is the politician who filed a bill — now a law — to install a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. He’s still supporting his bill even though a similar monument was just declared illegal in Oklahoma.

Now that The Satanic Temple is trying to install its own monument in Arkansas, along with several other groups, there’s a lot of talk about whether or not that’ll be allowed.

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