Indian Skeptic Charged with Blasphemy for Rationally Explaining a ‘Miracle’

You might remember Sanal Edamaruku — the “Indian James Randi,” if you will — from when he gave famed “tantric guru” Pandit Surender Sharma the chance to kill him using only his mind, something the guru claimed he could do: I love how Edamaruku laughs during the entire exchange For Edamaruku’s latest debunking, he went [Read More...]

The Christian Message Isn’t Very Pleasant, Is It?

Christians love to talk about the beautiful, graceful, redemptive power of God, but this is pretty much what I hear, too: (via The Atheist Pig) [Read more...]

This Picture of a Muslim Woman Holding a Bra Is Not Offensive

In an attempt to “humanize” someone who doesn’t always get treated that way, Thompson Rivers University (Canada) art student Sooraya Graham took this picture: The idea (to me, anyway) is that no matter what we wear on the outside, we still wear similar things underneath. Turns out that picture — THAT picture — is too [Read More...]

Liberty Counsel Encourages Students to Pray During Public School Graduations

The Christian Right group, Liberty Counsel, points out that “the key to graduation prayer is that the school should remain neutral — neither commanding nor prohibiting voluntary prayer or religious viewpoints.” And so they’re letting Christians everyone know the legal loopholes (PDF) so that students can proselytize during graduation ceremonies without getting into legal trouble: [Read More...]

Kiva Pastafarian Group Has Loaned Out $1,000,000

Congratulations to Prophet Bobby Henderson and Team Flying Spaghetti Monster (Team FSM) on Kiva for crossing the $1,000,000 in loans mark today! Meanwhile, Team Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious is still #1 on the all-time rankings list, having loaned out a total of $6,832,950. [Read more...]


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