I’ve Never Heard Anyone Refute Creationism Quite Like This

Poet Neil Hilborn, whose piece about OCD went viral last summer, is back with a poem titled “Dear Creationists.”

The premise: If humans are really supposed to be the apex of God’s creation, then why do animals seem to have it so much better?

(Everything about it is NSFW. You’ve been warned.)



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20 Short Arguments Against God’s Existence

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 20 short arguments against God’s existence:



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Tennessee Governor Proclaims Today as “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Tennessee”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared today a “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Tennessee,” which may literally be the least helpful way to help students across the state.

The proclamation, signed a few days ago at the request of the Christian group First Priority, declares that prayer is the solution to some of the biggest problems students face:



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Richard Dawkins is Still an Asset to the Atheist Movement

A couple of days ago, Kimberly Winston at Religion News Service wrote a story about whether Richard Dawkins was an asset or liability for the atheist “movement.”

The story sure makes it seem like Dawkins is a liability, with the majority of quotations coming from people who think he does a lot of damage to our cause. I’m mentioned in the piece and even I come off as critical of him:

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Alabama Atheist Opposes “In God We Trust” Plaque in Mobile County Building and Receives Death Threats on Facebook

This week, several non-Christians spoke up in front of the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) to request they put up displays reading things like “In Reason We Trust.” It was in response to a recent vote to put “In God We Trust” on a plaque in the city’s Administration Building. Despite the pushback, the Commission denied those requests, saying only the Christian phrase would go up.

Amanda Scott, a member of the Mobile Atheist Community, was one of the people who fought against the Christian privilege:

Amanda wasn’t the only person who opposed the “In God We Trust” display, but it seemed like she was the most prominent, leading WKRG News to ask Facebook readers a question directly about her:

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