Foundation Beyond Belief Rallies Humanists to Support Syrian Refugees

Regardless of what the United States ends up doing with regard to Syria, refugees are fleeing the country and need serious help. Foundation Beyond Belief (a group I work with) has launched a fundraising drive to benefit the International Rescue Committee, specifically to help those who have been displaced and separated from their families as a result of the chaos in the region:

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Why Did Israel Alter Science Textbooks at Religious Schools to Remove Aspects of the Female Anatomy?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a recent decision in Israel to give state-sponsored religious schools censored science books:

You can read more about the issue here.

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Creationist Argues That the Big Bang Is ‘Bad Science’ Since ‘It Doesn’t Line Up with the Bible’

World Net Daily contributor David Rives is a Creationist and he appeared on the Eric-Hovind-hosted Creation Today show recently, explaining that the Big Bang was bad science because the Bible doesn’t back it up.

Because that’s how science works.

Eric Dolan at Raw Story has the clip:

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Republican Ken Cuccinelli Gets Straight F’s on Secular Coalition for America’s Virginia Governor’s Race Scorecard

This November, Virginians will be electing a new governor, and the Secular Coalition for America has just released a scorecard on the candidates.

The candidates include Terry McAuliffe (Democrat), Ken Cuccinelli (Republican), and Robert Sarvis (Libertarian).

(Go ahead: Try predicting this one. I promise you’ll be 100% accurate.)

The full scorecard goes more in depth, but the final rankings are right here:

Straight F’s for Cuccinelli.

And that’s *before* you even take into account that his running mate (albeit one he didn’t choose himself) is E.W. Jackson, a guy who thinks evolution is a lie and sin leads to birth defects.

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Finally Cancer-Free, an Atheist Has Found Ways To Donate to the Places That Helped Cure Him

I met 23-year-old Matt Skeens over the summer at the Secular Student Alliance conference. I knew he was a great activist but I had no idea he had spent the past decade fighting cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He just went back for his last check-up at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and I’m happy to say he’s finally and officially cancer-free :)

Of course, he didn’t just go back for a last check-up. He visited the nearby Ronald McDonald House with a present: a giant collection of aluminum can tabs that ended up filling a 10-gallon barrel (and half of another):

Those tabs will be taken to a local recycling center where they will bring in around $400-500.

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