Finally, Pastors Are Beginning to Seriously Deal with Mental Illness

Yesterday’s New York Times had a front page story about Christian pastors finally talking about the serious problem of mental illness, helping members of their congregations who are struggling with it.

We know there has always been a stigma associated with mental illness, but the church has had trouble with this subject for unique reasons:

[Read more…]

Churches Are Great at Creating Rules (Seriously)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how churches are great at creating rules (seriously):



[Read more…]

Real Madrid Drops Christian Cross in Logo to Appease Muslims in Abu Dhabi

Spanish soccer team Real Madrid — the world’s most valuable sports team with superstar players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale — has used the same logo for decades now:

If you look at the very top of that logo, you’ll notice a tiny cross, which is there for a reason:

The symbol holds significance in the history of Real Madrid as it signifies the team’s relationship with Spain’s royal family. The symbol was introduced in the 1920s as part of the emblem of the Spanish crown, when the club was given the title Real (Royal) by King Alfonso XIII and represented the Spanish royal house.

But now that the team is doing business with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, a major bank in the Muslim-majority United Arab Emirates, they’re making a slight change to the logo…

[Read more…]

Hope Your Thanksgiving Dinner Was Better Than This…

Jesse Ridgway filmed his Thanksgiving dinner and it turned from bad (an atheist not wanting to pray) to worse (dad saying a very pointed and awkward prayer) to holy-shit-what-just-happened:



[Read more…]

Shh… Let’s See What He’ll Do…

(via Benjamin Schwartz at the New Yorker)

[Read more…]