A Disturbing Conversation Between a Jehovah’s Witness Mother and Her Atheist Son

A former Jehovah’s Witness recorded a conversation between his 17-year-old younger brother, who is now an atheist and no longer wants to attend JW meetings, and their parents.

Take it all with a grain of salt since it’s hard to verify these things, but the recording is pretty horrifying.

There’s plenty of verbal abuse — at 4:27, the mother says she should have aborted him; at 7:10, she says she should put him in a mental institution. The anonymous poster also added that there was physical abuse at home (“My father put him in a choke hold, my mother hit him.”)

If you can stomach it, have a listen:

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An Illinois Atheist Group’s “Are You Good Without God?” Banner Was Vandalized

I noted earlier that the Freedom From Religion Foundation chapter in Chicago had put up an atheist display at North School Park in the city of Arlington Heights. They did it to counter the Nativity Scene that was also on the property.

In addition to a five-foot-tall Scarlet A, there was an “Are you Good Without God? Millions are” banner from the Chicago Coalition of Reason:

Late Tuesday night, a group member noticed that someone had tampered with the banner.

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Mississippi Courthouse with Nativity Scene Allows “Axial Tilt: The Reason for the Season” Sign

The Harrison County Courthouse in Mississippi has this Nativity scene in the building… which is odd for a place that’s supposed to respect the law:



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“Reason’s Greetings” Banner Vandalized in Boston

On Sunday, members of the Secular Coalition for Massachusetts put up a fairly innocuous banner in the Boston Common area:

Rangers took it down the following day, even though the atheists had a permit, so the group put it back up on Tuesday.

Then, on Wednesday, they saw that it had been slashed:



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Somalia and Brunei Have Banned Public Christmas Celebrations

You want to know what a War on Christmas looks like?

Then stop focusing on what they’re selling at Starbucks and look at what’s happening in Muslim-majority Somalia:



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