Bill Nye’s Book Currently Tops the Creationism Bestsellers List on Amazon

Occasionally, you see books written by Christian apologists on Amazon’s atheism section. It’s not a glitch. The category isn’t for books promoting atheism; it’s for books about atheism.

But I’ll admit I get annoyed when I see a book by Dinesh D’Souza or Ravi Zacharias in the same place I expect to find biting criticism of religion.

That’s why it puts a smile on my face to see what’s at the top of the Creationism section’s list of bestsellers:



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Teens Will Totes Relate to a Bible Written Like This

Mallory Ortberg at The Toast replaced the words “Thou Shalt Not” in the Bible with “can u not”… and the whole book instantly became more relatable:



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The Facts About How Vaccines Work

Here’s an excellent cartoon guide to how vaccines work by Maki Naro:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 35: Max Temkin, Co-Creator of Cards Against Humanity

Our latest podcast guest is Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity, the “party game for horrible people.”

What began as a game Max played with his friends soon became a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011, and it has turned into one of the most popular and entertaining (and sometimes controversial) card games today.

We spoke with Max about how he and the writers determine when a card has crossed the line, what the process is like for coming up with new cards, his involvement with Barack Obama‘s U.S. Senate campaign, and the glitch that took place during the Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa.

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Ohio Resident Plans to Make Next Year’s Zombie Nativity Scene Even More of a Spectacle

Last week, we learned that Ohio resident Jasen Dixon had put up a Zombie-themed Nativity scene at his home, only to have to take it down because it violated local ordinances about size and location of such displays. (I’m sure the city cracked down on traditional Christian displays, too…)

Well, with everything he’s learned this year, Dixon wants to make next year’s Nativity scene bigger and bigger — and perfectly compliant with the law. To that end, he’s started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the project:

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