After More Than a Year in Prison on Blasphemy Charges, Alexander Aan is Released from Prison

It was more than 18 months ago when Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan was sentenced to prison for 2.5 years for the “crime” of posting “blasphemous” statements on Facebook, criticizing Islam and asking for proof of God’s existence on a group page for the Minang Atheists.

Today, however, the Jakarta Post reports some good news: Aan has been released!

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Surrogate Mothers Make Baby Jesus Cry

Conservative Christian columnist Julie Roys just added a new group to the list of People Who Make God Upset: Surrogate mothers.

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More Annoying Atheist Clichés

Over a year ago, Vic Wang wrote up a list of annoying things that atheists say that we really need to stop saying. Over the past year, he’s added to his list to include these gems: Saying that religious claims “don’t make sense”: It’s true there are countless religious claims which don’t make sense, and [Read More…]

Can You Solve These Clues From Jeopardy’s ‘Bible Violence’ Category?

If you missed Tuesday’s episode of “Jeopardy!” then you missed out on an entire category dedicated to “Bible Violence”:

You can see the clues right here.

How many did you get right? (I missed the last two. For shame…)

(Thanks to @LukeMorris for the link!)

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Congressman Rush Holt Once Again Recognizes Darwin Day in the House of Representatives

Yesterday, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) introduced H. Res. 467 (now available for viewing) on the floor of the House, expressing his support for the recognition of February 12th as Darwin Day:

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“We’re pleased to join Rep. Holt again in support of a Congressional resolution honoring Darwin’s contributions to science and humanity,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “Too many people are being influenced by the dangerous creationism and so-called ‘intelligent design’ movements, and it’s time for others in Congress to stand up for true science.”

Last year, Holt introduced identical legislation as did Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) in 2011:

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