Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 36: Marshall Brain, Author of How “God” Works

Our latest podcast guest is Marshall Brain, best known as the founder of the website In 2007, Discovery Communications bought the site for a whopping $250 million.

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If You Think the “I Met God, She’s Black” Shirt is Controversial, You Have to Explain Why

A shirt reading “I Met God, She’s Black,” created by 21-year-old “self-described Jewish atheist” Dylan Chenfeld, is generating all sorts of publicity and interest, especially in the wake of what’s happened with Michael Brown and Eric Garner:

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The Religious Makeup of the 114th Congress: Only One Member is a “None” and Even She Won’t Call Herself an Atheist

I wrote this post almost word for word for 2013 and 2011 and 2009. In fact, I just copied/pasted it, updating a few things along the way.

It’s sad how little has changed since then regarding atheists in Congress.

What are the religious affiliations of members of the 114th Congress?

Pretty similar to the American public — Overwhelmingly Christian (491 members, 92%) with a spattering of Jews (28, 5%), Muslims (2, 0.4%), Buddhists (2, 0.4%), and other faiths.

But there’s a striking disparity in one category…

The “Unaffiliated.” We’re 20% of the country and 0.2% of Congress with a single representative.

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Winfield (Alabama) City Council Declares God “Owner” of the City

Because the biggest problem with out nation is that it’s not religious enough, Winfield, Alabama Mayor Randy Price (below) requested that the local city council make amends on that front.

To that end, check out what they did, according to an editorial in the Marion County Journal Record (behind a paywall):

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Troy Chancellor Jack Hawkins Says He Sent Video Promoting Religion to Students to “Encourage Thoughtful Discussion”

Last week, Chancellor Jack Hawkins of Alabama’s Troy University sent students and faculty members an email wishing them a happy new year… and it included a strange video:

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