Christian Group Complains Because School Offers Yoga Classes

A bunch of parents in Encinitas, California seem to be taking Pastor Mark Driscoll‘s lunacy to heart: They’re trying to put a stop to evil, evil yoga classes in the local public school district: [Read more...]

New Survey Talks About the Atheist Influence on the 2012 Elections and Beyond

The Public Religion Research Institute has just released the 2012 American
Values Survey
(PDF) and it focuses on, among other things, how the religiously unaffiliated will shape the upcoming elections (“and beyond”).

It also talks about our changing demographics, the rise of the Nones, and our views on a variety of social issues.

Let’s get to the good stuff: [Read more...]

George Carlin and Bill Hicks Get Auto-tuned

melodysheep is back combining something you love with something you totally hate: Comedians Bill Hicks and George Carlin… and auto-tune! [Read more...]

What is the Greatest Obstacle to Faith?

The Ottawa Citizen runs a feature each week called “Ask the Religion Experts” in which representatives from religious backgrounds are invited to comment on general religion-related questions. They also ask an atheist to join in so that there’s at least one rational answer in the mix.

This week’s question: What is the greatest obstacle to faith? [Read more...]

An Egyptian ‘Blasphemer’ Speaks Out Against a Victimless Crime

A month ago, I posted about Alber Saber, an Egyptian atheist who was arrested after posting the “Innocence of Muslims” movie on the Egyptian Atheists Facebook page.

Saber is still in jail.

His friend Maikel Nabil Sanad was accused of the same crime — blasphemy — but managed to write a blistering article in Foreign Policy against the blasphemy laws in Egypt. It’s called “Yes, I’m a blasphemer. Get over it.” In it, he tells the stories of person after person who got arrested, jailed, and tortured for doing nothing more than criticizing religion: [Read more...]


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