Book Alert: David Niose’s Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason

In 2012, David Niose published a wonderful book called Nonbeliever Nation about our society’s changing demographics away from organized religion.

I’m thrilled to announce that his next book will be published later this year. It’s called Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason and you can pre-order it now:



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There Are No Errors in the Bible, Says Christian Pastor Who Clearly Hasn’t Read the Bible

We know there are contradictions in the Bible.

Lots of them.

Normally, Christian apologists attempt to explain them all away. The Bible is perfect, they say; it’s just a matter of interpretation and skeptics are taking the wrong approach.

Which is why Pastor Michael Lawrence‘s approach to contradictions is a unique one. The leader of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon says in the video below that the contradictions we think are in the Bible are just the result of faulty translations. The original manuscripts were errorless, you see, and if we just paid more attention to Jesus, we wouldn’t be so damn caught up in playing Spot the Contradiction.

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Pop Quiz: Contemporary Christian Music Lyrics or Lines from 50 Shades of Grey?

Time for a pop quiz! Contemporary Christian Music lyrics or something out of 50 Shades of Grey?



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Why Hasn’t the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Ruled on the Pledge of Allegiance Case Yet?

Last September, orals arguments took place in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concerning the Pledge of Allegiance. If the plaintiffs win, it would likely mean the end of Pledge recitations in public schools throughout the state.

I’m going to throw out a hypothesis (suggested by reader Pluto Animus) that may end up being completely wrong, but hear me out on this.

First, a little background.

Back in 2010, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center and David Niose (a lawyer and author of Nonbeliever Nation) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family whose children attended schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District (in Massachusetts). The issue was that the children — ages 13, 11, and 9 — had to say “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and that went against their family’s beliefs. (The names of the family members have been kept anonymous, presumably so that they’re not directly harassed by Christians.)



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Is Jenny McCarthy Really Pro-Vaccines? (Spoiler: No)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how Jenny McCarthy, despite her claims to the contrary, is still anti-vaccination:

You can read more about this here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

And if you like what you’re seeing, please consider supporting this site on Patreon.

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