Jehovah’s Witness Conference Speaker Tells Audience to Shun Family Members Who Lose Their Faith

If you’re a child raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, and you decide to leave the faith, what should your parents do?

Normal person’s answer: Love you no matter what.

Watchtower representative Steven Bell‘s answer: Cut all ties with your child.

He said as much at the 2013 District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses:

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I Love This Trailer for the Freethought Florida 2013 Conference

The Florida Freethought 2013 Conference takes place the first weekend in November in Orlando, and the theme is all about diversity within our movement. The speaker list is great, but I absolutely love the trailer:

Registration for the conference is now open, so have at it! [Read more...]

Christian Show Host: Atheist Chaplains Would Just Tell Wounded Soldiers To Kill Themselves

Atheist groups have been pushing hard lately for the military to accept Humanist chaplains. So far, they’ve said no.

Congress joined them, but in addition to saying no, House members offered their reasons — and those reasons were complete bullshit:

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HuffPost Live Hosts Discussion About Black Atheists

Yesterday, Sikivu Hutchinson, Ronnelle Adams, Jamila Bey, and Debbie Goddard appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the “growing number of secular minorities”:

Hats off to HPL for featuring a conversation on this important topic.

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He Engraved a Portrait of Isaac Asimov on Black Granite

Peter Ist, who previously engraved an awesome portrait of Carl Sagan on black granite, has now done the same thing with Isaac Asimov and (again) it looks incredible:

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