How a Bible College Graduate Gave Up His Faith

Brandon Fibbs grew up in a religious family and attended a Christian college, but he eventually stopped believing in nonsense. His story isn’t all that unfamiliar to readers of this site, but I was captivated by his video autobiography:

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 3: Dave Silverman

Thank you all for tuning in to our new podcast!

Our latest guest is Dave Silverman, President of American Atheists.

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Fighting Religious Battles… That Take Place Entirely in Your Mind

Last month, former Entertainment Weekly staffer Grady Smith wrote on his blog about the secret he hid from his colleagues for so long:

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Conservative Christians Are Losing the Culture Wars and They Don’t Seem to Understand Why

Writing for The Atlantic, Jonathan Rauch tries to warn the Religious Right that they’re only hurting themselves by becoming even more intolerant:

The idea that serving as a vendor for, say, a gay commitment ceremony is tantamount to “endorsing” homosexuality, as the new religious-liberty advocates now assert, is a far-reaching proposition, one with few apparent outer boundaries in a densely interwoven mercantile society. It suggests a hair-trigger defensiveness about religious identity that would have seemed odd just a few years ago. As far as I know, during the divorce revolution it never occurred to, say, Catholic bakers to tell remarrying customers, “Your so-called second marriage is a lie, so take your business elsewhere.” That would have seemed not so much principled as bizarre.

Religious people? Hypocrites? Never…

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John Oliver Tackles Uganda’s Anti-Gay Laws

On last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent the bulk of the episode talking about Uganda’s anti-gay laws, Scott Lively, and the Christian influence on anti-gay attitudes:

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