Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Says He’ll Stop Drawing Muhammad

Rénald Luzier (below), better known as Luz, is one of the (remaining) cartoonists for Charlie Hebdo.

According to news reports, he avoided the same fate as his colleagues because he overslept and was late to work the day they were massacred. It’s fitting, then, that he illustrated the cover of the first issue following the attacks:

But in an interview published today in Les Inrockuptibles, Luz says he’ll never draw Muhammad again: “It does not interest me.”

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Ghosts Aren’t Hanging Around Disneyland

Captain Disillusion explains why the “Ghost hangs around Disneyland” video really doesn’t offer proof of the supernatural:



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A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

This is a lovely tribute to Christopher Hitchens by many of his like-minded colleagues.



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University of Florida Atheists Denounce Building Inscription Urging Students to “Walk Humbly with Your God”

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the University of Florida (in Gaineville) had opened up a new building — Heavener Hall — for business education that greeted students with a Bible verse (click image to enlarge):

He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God
.
Micah 6:8


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Daniel Dennett on the Future of Faith: “Religion Recedes Whenever Human Security and Well-Being Rises”

Daniel Dennett, writing in the Wall Street Journal, notes that religion is on the decline in the West, and the demographic trends will continue (with certain exceptions) unless something awful happens:



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