The Mildest Anti-God Billboard You’ll Ever See

I’ve said before that atheists could put up a billboard saying, “We exist,” and Christians would find a way to get offended. Case in point: The Center For Inquiry recently put this billboard up in several cities: “You don’t need God — to hope, to care, to love, to live.” Pretty mild, right? Now, check [Read More...]

Another Reason for Women to Leave the Christian Faith

Beth Moore is a Christian evangelist. Fairly popular. John Piper is a Christian preacher/author. Also popular. Last week, someone asked Piper for his advice: I’m a guy. Is it wrong for me to listen to Beth Moore? (No, really, someone wanted advice about that. Because that’s a source of conflict in this guy’s mind.) Piper [Read More...]

High School Graduation Ceremonies Can Be Held in Church, Say Judges

On Friday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 (PDF) that public high schools holding graduation ceremonies inside churches were not violating the Establishment Clause and church/state separation. “There is no realistic endorsement of religion by the mere act of renting a building belonging to a religious group,” Judge Kenneth R. Ripple wrote for [Read More...]

Sean Faircloth Leaves Secular Coalition for America; Joins Richard Dawkins Foundation

Sean Faircloth, the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, has resigned from his position. He will be joining the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) as their new Director of Strategy and Policy. Dawkins explained it this way: “[Faircloth] has a proven ability to strategize, organize, and energize — qualities essential [Read More...]

A Beautiful Pastafarian Proposal

A few weeks ago, reader Keri and her boyfriend Jeff went on the Texas A&M University campus with posters and in full Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster pirate regalia to partake in some Pastafarian preaching: Later that afternoon, they began walking through the academic plaza where The Century Tree resides — the superstition says [Read More...]


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