In Idaho, ‘Faith-Healing’ May Have Killed More Children Than We Ever Suspected

We’ve heard the stories of those poor children in Oregon who died after their parents, on account of their religious faith, refused to take them to doctors. The kids died from preventable causes because their health was put in God’s hands instead of the care of those who knew what they were doing. (And existed.)

15-month-old Ava Worthington. 16-year-old Neil Beagley. 8-month-old Alayna May Wyland. 9-hour-old David Hickman died that way.

And now, Dan Tilkin, a reporter at KATU in Oregon, tells us he went one state over, to Idaho, and stumbled upon several more children who were killed because of their parents’ neglect and faith.

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It Happened and I Have the Pics to Prove It

Not that long ago, I walked down an aisle surrounded by friends and family members and had a lovely wedding ceremony :)

Some of the pictures just went up online, and if you’re so inclined, you can check them out here.

Now for the fun part of the marriage: the part that doesn’t involve planning the wedding!

(via Chrystl Roberge Photography)

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Campus Atheist Group’s Display Vandalized… Twice

Last week, the Penn Secular Society put up an awesome display on the main part of campus. It was a “partial list” of all the gods people don’t believe in with a handwritten sign on the far right (it’s hard to see below) reading, “So what’s one more?”

Within a couple of days, one of the pages had been ripped down and coffee had been thrown on the middle of the display:

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Author Claims Fatherlessness Leads to Atheism… and Rejection of God Turns Women Into Lesbians

How do you promote your book when its ideas are flawed and easily refutable? Simple. You put out a press release, let Google Alerts do their magic, and sit back and relax until everyone wants to know more about how anyone could *seriously* believe what you’re saying.

That’s a page from the playbook of Dr. Paul Vitz, the author of the (newly updated!) book Faith of the Fatherless. In it, he makes the argument that we became atheists because we were disappointed in our fathers.

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God Is Disappointed in Me

Mark Russell excerpted bits from his book God Is Disappointed In You (illustrated by Shannon Wheeler) on Medium and, if the piece is any indication, you’ll enjoy this summary of the Bible:

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