Icelandic Atheist Group Will Register All Citizens as Members Unless They Opt Out… Just Like the National Church

The Icelandic atheist group Vantrú has decided that everyone in the country will soon be automatically counted as members of their group:



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A Scientific Look at Why Parents Might Not Vaccinate Their Children

Hank Green looks into the mindset of people who shun vaccines, trying to get to the bottom of the science behind the anti-vaccination movement:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 43: Ross Blocher, Co-host of Oh No, Ross and Carrie!

Our latest podcast guest is Ross Blocher, co-host of the Oh No, Ross and Carrie! podcast.

On his podcast, the hosts don’t simply talk about the paranormal, but “dive right in by joining religions, attending spiritual events, undergoing “alternative” treatments, partaking in paranormal investigations, and more.”

Jessica caught up with Ross during a recent trip to Los Angeles and they spoke about how the podcast began, along with some of his favorite investigations.

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A Glimpse Into the Lives of Muslims Who Left the Faith

Voice of America’s Jerome Socolovsky recently attended a private party in Washington, D.C. hosted by Ex-Muslims of North America and got a glimpse into the lives of some courageous apostates:



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Michigan Town That Denied “Reason Station” in City Hall (but Allowed “Prayer Station”) Owes $100,000 in Settlement

Not that long ago, if you were to walk into the Warren (Michigan) city hall, you’d see a Prayer Station, a kiosk of sorts with pamphlets about God, manned by Christians eager to proselytize. It first went up in 2009.

So when resident Douglas Marshall filled out an application to set up a personal “Reason Station” to promote freethought and logic, you’d think he’d get a green light, too… hell, his application was almost word-for-word identical to that of Pastor Darius Walden, who set up the Prayer Station.

But Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is a Christian who has made a habit of opposing atheist groups that want the same treatment as religious groups.

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