Why Do Areas with More Conservative Christians Have Higher Divorce Rates?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Why do areas with more conservative Christians have higher divorce rates?:



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Evangelical ‘Imago Dei’ Campaign Pledges to ‘Treat Everyone with Love & Respect’ Despite Being Led by Anti-Gay Bigots

What words come to mind when you think of evangelical Christians? Ask just about anyone and the words “anti-gay” and “judgmental” will show up at or near the top of the list.

With that in mind, there’s a new campaign that attempts to redefine evangelical Christianity in terms of what it’s for instead of what it’s against and it’s called “Imago Dei” (image of God):

The Imago Dei, or Image of God, pledge is simple: “I recognize that every human being, in and out of the womb, carries the image of God; without exception. Therefore, I will treat everyone with love and respect.”

That sounds like a wonderful idea… until you realize that the leadership of the organization includes prominent Christians who are well-known for being nasty bigots on the issue of homosexuality. They have zero credibility when it comes to treating gay people with respect because their public statements have served to dehumanize LGBT individuals.

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I’ll Never See a Nativity Scene the Same Way Again…

… because it turns out Christians have been sneaking two dinosaurs into their displays this whole time:

(via Richard Wiseman)

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This Weekend: Chicago’s Sunday Assembly Meets Again

I’m excited to announce that the Sunday Assembly (a.k.a. “Atheist Church”) in Chicago will hold its second gathering this weekend. It’ll take place Sunday afternoon, from 11:30a-12:30p at Murphy Elementary School.

The event is free, no RSVP is needed, and best of all, there will be childcare provided!

For up-to-the-minute information, be sure to follow the group’s Facebook or Twitter accounts.

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A Conversation with Former NFL Punter and ‘Cheerful Agnostic’ Chris Kluwe Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, David Viviano of Atheist Hangouts will host a live conversation with former Minnesota Vikings punter and LGBT-rights activist Chris Kluwe:

Kluwe, who will be appearing at the American Atheists convention in Salt Lake City in April, is also the author of the hilariously-titled Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies:



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