9 Things Atheists Should Stop Saying

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, lists 9 things atheists should stop saying:

Vic Wang inspired the video and you should check out his extended list here!

I should point out that, for #2, I didn’t mean to suggest that those who make extraordinary claims shouldn’t be held to high standards of evidence, only that they never seem to meet even very basic standards of evidence.

Matt Dillahunty offers his criticism of the list here, though I think it’s worth mentioning that the video was intended to be about how these statements came across to Christians; Matt’s critique focuses on how accurate the statements actually are. I think there’s a noteworthy difference between those perspectives.

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!

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Rod and Todd Flanders’ Favorite Board Games

I’m no expert in copyright law, but I’m pretty this company doesn’t have any experts on staff, either. They make Christian versions of all your favorite board games.

Like Cranium: Bible Edition:

And Outburst: Bible Edition:

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Air Force Academy Dean of Faculty Tells Staff They Cannot Proselytize While Working

The United States Air Force Academy has not been a very pleasant place for non-Christian cadets. (It was only this past October when the phrase “So help me God” was made optional in the Honor Oath.)

But there was a major shift in the right direction yesterday when recently-appointed Brigadier General Andy Armacost (below) addressed the entire faculty and told them in no uncertain terms that they could not proselytize while on duty.

Once faculty member wrote to Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to explain the details:

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Florida Group’s Proposal to Put Atheist Monument Outside Levy County Courthouse Gets Rejected by Local Officials

Two weeks ago, I posted about how the Williston Atheists (in Florida) wanted to erect a pro-atheist monument outside the Levy County Courthouse where a Ten Commandments monument currently resides (see image below):

The group was modeling its efforts after what American Atheists did outside the Bradford County Courthouse in northern Florida last summer:

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New York State Senator Says Inclusion of ‘Under God’ in the Pledge is a ‘Unifying Legacy’ of Our Nation’s History

Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed a resolution sponsored by Lee Zeldin (Republican, of course) commemorating the 60th anniversary of the addition of “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance:

For the most part, this is one of those acts of privilege for religious politicians. Zeldin doesn’t know or doesn’t care about what those words have meant to non-religious students who have been forced or pressured to stand up and say them despite not believing them. I wouldn’t care all that much if it wasn’t for Zeldin saying this in his press release:

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