The Problem with ‘Spontaneous Baptisms’

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how Elevation Church in North Carolina performs “spontaneous baptisms” with a dose of deceit: You can read more about this practice here. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions [Read More…]

The One-Pixel Moon

I scrolled through the entire thing and it was totally worth it:

Mercury and Jupiter blew my mind away when I got to them.

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What Have We Learned from Pastors Who Secretly Don’t Believe in God?

Four years ago, philosopher Daniel Dennett and researcher Linda LaScola released a groundbreaking study of pastors who no longer believed in God yet were still in the pulpit. It was a project that led to the formation of The Clergy Project, a private discussion forum for closeted atheist pastors.

Dennett and LaScola released a book last November explaining what they discovered and learned from their study called Caught in The Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind:

Now, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has uploaded a video interview (in two parts) with LaScola in which she goes more in depth about her research:

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Before Giving an Invocation Prayer, This Catholic State Representative Delivered a Fantastic Disclaimer

These Arizona House of Representative invocations are becoming must-see videos!

After watching the godless invocations by Rep. Juan Mendez and Rep. Ruben Gallego, I wasn’t expecting to want to watch one delivered by a Catholic… but the invocation delivered by Democrat Rep. Mark Cardenas on February 18 (and uploaded to YouTube now) was fascinating.

Cardenas’ invocation was only six seconds long. But it was preceded by a 30-second disclaimer about how this was only his personal view and how he doesn’t presume to speak for anyone but himself.

Check it out:

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This is Why Hollywood Isn’t Making Films About Atheism

We know there are a lot of big-budget movies promoting Christianity coming out over the next few weeks — “Noah,” “Son of God,” “Heaven is for Real” — and there’s no shortage of Christian-themed films throughout history.

Lawrence Krauss thinks that Hollywood, contrary to its stereotype as a bastion of liberal ideas, should really start making some atheism-themed films:

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