How to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re an Atheist

Earlier this year, Wendy Thomas Russell wrote a book about raising children without religion called Relax, It’s Just God. She just did a wonderful interview about the topic on PBS NewsHour.



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How Atheists Find Meaning in a Godless Universe

How do atheists find meaning without a God to look up to or an eternal purpose to think about?

Tom Chivers of BuzzFeed (UK) asked several atheists and got some exceptional responses:



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New White House Rules Would Prevent Religious Charities from Preaching with Taxpayer Money

One of the problems with President Obama‘s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is that it helps the government give money to religious groups that do charity work (1) even if they proselytize along the way and (2) even if they discriminate against LGBT people in their hiring.

The latter issue is still a source of controversy, but there may finally be a fix for the former.

Last week, director Melissa Rogers (below) announced a proposed rule change affecting nine different federal agencies (out of the 14 that partner with her office). The new rule would prevent grant-receiving groups from preaching while using taxpayer funds:



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Christian Bigot Mat Staver: The Boy Scouts Are Now “a Playground for Pedophiles”

Now that the Boy Scouts of America has rescinded the ban on gay leaders, some Christians are freaking out about all the implications. But it wouldn’t be the first time they make a big deal about a problem that exists entirely in their imaginations.

On the “Faith and Freedom” radio show today, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver made clear that inviting gay scout leaders would inevitably lead to child molestation:



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After Much Debate, Boone County (Missouri) Officials Will Replace War Memorial That Includes Jesus Fish Symbol

Last year, we learned that a war memorial outside the Boone County courthouse in Missouri had finally covered up the Jesus Fish symbol that had been there for 20 years:

That happened as a result of a letter that Americans United For Separation of Church and State sent county officials back in May of 2014. Officials feared a losing lawsuit and decided it wasn’t a battle worth fighting.

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