I Hope Everyone Wishes Upon a Star, Too

I’m pretty sure this is the last thing they need in Iraq right now…



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Should a Critic of Evolution Be Invited to Speak at a Prestigious University?

This August, Intelligent Design advocate (or should I say cdesign proponentsist) William Dembski will be giving a lecture at the University of Chicago:

Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, who teaches there, is rightfully furious:

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The Seven Benefits of a Relationship Between an Atheist and a Believer

My friend Dale McGowan, who has already written two incredibly popular books on raising children as an atheist parent — Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers — has just published his latest book about atheists who are in relationships with believers.

It’s called In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families:

In the exclusive excerpt below, McGowan talks about the benefits of those mixed-faith relationships:

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A Public High School Football Team in Georgia is Pushing Christianity on Players and There Are Pictures to Prove It

How much proof do you need that a public high school football team has an illegal dose of religion infused into it?

How about a picture of a team prayer?

How about a Bible verse quoted on the team’s workout log sheet?



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Taxpayer-funded Catholic Schools in Ontario Force Students to Take Religion Classes, Even if They Request Exemptions

In Ontario, Canada, where Catholic schools receive public funding, a new report by The Globe and Mail indicates that students who want to withdraw from religion classes for academic reasons are being denied. Mind you, these aren’t just comparative religion classes — they are classes in which you’re told what to believe.

Earlier this year, an Ontario court ruled that students could be exempt from those classes at a Catholic school, but many Catholic school administrators have decided the law only applies to “students whose parents declared themselves as public-school supporters”:

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