Rick and Kay Warren Take Positive Steps Toward Mental Health Education After Loss of Son

A couple of weeks ago, the 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren and his wife Kay committed suicide. It was especially sad to learn that Matthew Warren had suffered for so long with mental illness. I commended the Warrens for taking him to professionals — something that may have helped prolong his life for an additional ten years.

One of the problems in the Christian church is that mental illness is often seen as a sign of weakness, an indication that Satan has latched onto you. Prayer is the cure and professionals are not.

To their credit, the Warrens didn’t (and still aren’t) taking that approach.

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This Video Clearly Proves That Atheism is Irrational

God had to be the first cause?!

What an irrefutable argument!

Boston College Philosophy Professor Peter Kreeft uses that argument to suggest believing in God is totally rational in this video… and the comments are somehow not turned off!

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The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible: Now in Print!

Back in high school, not long after I began coming out to close friends as an atheist, I was given a Bible by someone I knew. She thought that if I read it, I might learn something. So I began reading it. And I marked up all the questionable passages and contradictions I could find.

Then I came across Skeptics Annotated Bible and found out someone had already done all the work for me.

Anyone who has ever visited the site knows what a valuable resource it is. What do you want to find? Injustice? Misogyny? Contradictions? Violence? It’s all marked up for you.

Creator Steve Wells recently released the book we’ve all been waiting for: an actual annotated Bible:

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Stop Saying ‘In Bed’ When You Read Fortune Cookies… Try This Instead

Or you could try this, too.

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Are Muslim Extremists Worse Than Extremists of Other Faiths?

On Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher interviewed Brian Levin of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. As you might expect, the discussion began with a mention of the religious beliefs (Islam) of the Boston bombers. (There’s no evidence yet, of course, linking their religious beliefs to their actions.)

Levin argued that religious extremism, if that’s what this was, isn’t limited to Islam. There are extremists in just about every faith.

Maher called that “liberal bullshit” and the argument began:

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