Canadian Family Kept Dead Father’s Corpse in Bedroom for Six Months in Hopes God Would Resurrect Him

When 52-year-old Peter Wald‘s left foot began suffering from the effects of diabetes in 2013, he didn’t go to a hospital. He just prayed to get better. Turns out prayer doesn’t cure diabetes… and Wald died in March.

But his family held out hope that he would come back to life. So they kept his body in an upstairs bedroom in their house, waiting for him to resurrect. And no one knew about the rotting corpse until six months later

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New Disturbing Document Details How Raif Badawi Was Punished for Questioning Islam and the Saudi Government

30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished last year for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics, and he now faces 10 Years in jail along with 1,000 lashes.

The Center For Inquiry just got its hands on English-language text of the Saudi Arabian judicial document detailing what Badawi did… and it’s disturbing. Really disturbing. Because when you go through everything they’re charging him with, he didn’t do anything that warrants his punishment.

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The Nativity Story, As Told Through Pop Music Lyrics

I can’t wait for a church to put a Nativity story like this, using pop music lyrics instead of Bible verses:

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Who’s Getting Into Heaven? Not You, That’s for Damn Sure

Who gets to go to Heaven?

Sure, we’re locked out of it:

But what about True Believers™?

The Pearly Gates are closed to them, too, as this video by Atheists Ally suggests:

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Atheist Poet Laureate Mark Strand Died This Weekend

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate Mark Strand (below) died on Saturday at the age of 80:

Even if you weren’t familiar with his work, the obituaries about him mention how seriously he took his atheism:

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