Dr. Victor J. Stenger, the physicist and prolific author who wrote the 2007 New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis, died late Wednesday night in Hawaii at the age of 79. Phylliss, his wife of more than 50 years, told me via email that the cause was “an aneurysm next to his heart.” He will be cremated on Saturday and a memorial will be held in Honolulu on Sunday.
Florida Mayor Kicks Atheist Out of City Commission Meeting After He Doesn’t Stand for the Invocation or Pledge
At yesterday’s meeting of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), Mayor John Rees announced that they would begin with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, as many government meetings do, and asked everyone to stand up.
John Thoreau, an atheist, remained seated. Normally, that would be irrelevant since he has every right to do that, but Rees had other ideas.
As the first syllable of the invocation was uttered, Rees told everyone to hold up because Thoreau was still sitting down…
Miracle Meadows School is a Seventh-day Adventist-run alternative school in Salem, West Virginia. Tuition is $2,900 a month, and the school meets year-round. They encourage parents to send their children there if they’re being dishonest, defiant, or experiencing “spiritual disinterest” (as if that’s a problem…).
And their staff is top notch:
Staff are constant role models, with a divine commission to live as examples of God’s high calling, inspiring the students to follow their lead in responsible Christian living.
So how’s all that working out for them?
Just check out this recent headline in The Exponent Telegram: