When Atheists Criticize Religion, We’re Not Arguing Against This

I frequently get complaints from Christians who read this site that I spend too much time focusing on the “wrong kind” of Christians. If only I would listen to their pastors or consider their idea of who God is, I would have a very different impression of Christianity.

That’s the same sort of argument Tiffany Gee Lewis makes in a horrible article for the Guardian, the subtitle of which is “I wish I could invite the world into my church meetings, especially those who find little redeeming value in religion.”

Lewis writes:

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Judge Rules That Faith-Healing Couple Responsible for Killing Two of Their Children Can Be Charged with Murder

You may recall Herbert and Catherine Schaible, faith-healing-practicing parents who let both of their children die, separately, from preventable causes because they believed prayer would help them instead of doctors.

If you need a (sad) reminder of their crimes, read this post.

They have seven other children — thankfully in foster care right now.

On Wednesday, there was finally a bit of justice in this case:

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Can Atheists Date Christians?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Can atheists date Christians?

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Romania’s Economy Is Suffering Because of All the Churches

The country of Romania has some serious financial problems — they already received a multi-billion dollar bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2009.

Romania also has a lot of state-supported churches — approximately “10 new places of worship completed every month” — with more on the way.

You do the math.

Some residents already have and they’re not happy at all:

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Principal of Christian School Fired for… Acting. (Literally, Acting.)

I’ve heard of people getting fired from Christian schools for being gay or lesbian… but Harold Scott, an educator for 22 years and the superintendent of Parkview Christian Schools in Nebraska since 2011, was just let go for a very different reason:

Harold Scott says he was fired as superintendent of Parkview Christian Schools because he performed in a community theater production of “The Producers.”

In an email response to questions Wednesday, he said he was told the reason for his termination is that Calvary’s pastor, Dr. Carl Godwin, felt his participation would have a negative reflection on Calvary Community Church and Parkview Christian School.

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