21 Injured After Walking Across Hot Coals at Tony Robbins Seminar

Ever seen people walk across hot coals? They can do it because coal is a poor conductor of heat and, if you walk fast enough, you should be ok. Richard Wiseman offers a brief explanation here: New age-y motivational speaker Tony Robbins uses the demonstration in many of his seminars. On Thursday night, at an [Read More...]

How Many People Are Religious Because of the Peer Pressure?

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Pennsylvania Group Announces Statewide Atheist/Humanist Conference

Following the trend of having more local events for atheists, the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers are hosting their own conference September 29th-30th: Speakers include Dan Barker, Dave Silverman, and Sharon Hill. More information is forthcoming, but the basics are here. (via Justin Vacula) [Read more...]

More Christian Wisdom on Why the Aurora Shooting Occured…

More Christian “leaders” are giving us their wisdom as to why the Colorado shootings happened. This time, it’s Fred Jackson, the news director for the American Family Association, speaking with Jerry Newcombe of Truth in Action Ministries (courtesy of Right Wing Watch, which has audio clips). I’ve highlighted all the reasons they offer as to [Read More...]

Atheist Sergeant Speaks About Compassion for Gays in the Military

Sergeant Nicholas Amann was recently re-enlisted as a chaplain’s assistant. During the ceremony, he gave a speech in which he refers to his atheism and standing up for gay members of the military: Beautiful speech. Love this line: “People are more important than beliefs. You can lose your beliefs in the time it takes you [Read More...]


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