Once Again, An Atheist Evangelizes Reason from the Sidewalk and Then Analyzes His Conversation with a Stranger

Once again, Anthony Magnabosco has made a video in which he speaks to a stranger about his or her religious beliefs for just five minutes — and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards. In this case, he happened to run into another atheist. But there’s no reason to end the conversation just because of that:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 25: Elizabeth Cavell, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Our latest podcast guest is Elizabeth Cavell, an attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Cavell graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2009 and worked for a while as a deputy public defender in southern Colorado before becoming an FFRF staff attorney.

We spoke with her about which kind of complaints are the most numerous at FFRF, how the Christian claim of “persecution” has become a way to protect privilege, and whether she ever speaks with her cultural counterparts.

This episode is sponsored by Be Secular. Readers of this site can get a 10% discount on products by using the promo code “Friendly”!

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Alternet Removes CJ Werleman’s Articles from Site Following Plagiarism Accusations

In response to the multiple accusations of plagiarism against atheist CJ Werleman (below), his editors at Alternet released a brief statement this afternoon:



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Maryland Delegate Spreads Story of Anti-Christian Discrimination at Sheriff’s Office… Turns Out It’s All Wrong

Michael Smigiel (below) is a Delegate to the Maryland state House and a Tea Party activist. Yesterday, on his website, he posted a damning story about the supposedly unethical hiring practices of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:



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An Interview with Robert Wilson (a.k.a. rwlawoffice), My Site’s Biggest Troll

For more than a year now, it feels like a day hasn’t gone by without a comment thread involving “rwlawoffice,” a Christian lawyer who seems to disagree with everything I write. Even on what I believe are air-tight church/state separation cases, I can always count on Robert Wilson to tell me I’m completely wrong — albeit politely, without CAPITAL LETTERS, Bible verses, or snide/sarcastic jabs. It’s gotten to the point where, if he doesn’t chime in, other commenters wonder where he is, which is especially evident on posts about Christians behaving badly, where commenters openly wonder how he’ll spin the story when he finally speaks up.

It made me wonder: Is this guy just another Christian troll on an atheist site, trying (poorly) to convert us all? Or is it more complicated than that?

So I asked him.

I asked him several questions, actually, over the course of a few emails. Our (edited) conversation is below:



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