God Shouldn’t Have Pushed the “Send” Button So Soon…

(via Down the Upward Spiral)

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A New Children’s Book Explores How to Make the Most of Life (God Not Included)

Michelle Iturrate has written a short neat book for children all about exploring the world without the filter of religion. It’s called How: A Day in the Life of a Young Humanist (Young Humanist Books, LLC).



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Elmo Learns How to Get Vaccinated

Nicely done, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy:



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Center For Inquiry Will Testify Against Homeopathy During Upcoming FDA Hearings

The Food and Drug Administration has finally decided to hold public hearings regarding the regulation of homeopathic drugs, and it’s good to know that the Center For Inquiry, which has long campaigned against the selling of the expensive placebo masquerading as real medicine, will be providing testimony:



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Irish Atheist Exposes Jury Duty Loophole After Getting Ordained as Pastafarian Minister

Ireland allows religious leaders (priests, ministers, etc.) to get out of jury duty because, the reasoning goes, their congregations need them at all times. It’s a convenient excuse that privileges those leaders over teachers, CEOs, parents, and other indispensable people who don’t necessarily have ties to a faith but who can’t risk the €500 fine that comes from avoiding their civic responsibility.

So atheist Emmett Vaughan (below) decided to test the exemption. He became a minister of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and requested a ministerial exemption when he replied to his summons.



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