New Website Documents Anti-Atheist Discrimination Worldwide

Last year, the International Humanist and Ethical Union published “Freedom of Thought 2012: A Global Report on Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the Non-religious” (PDF):

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Penn Jillette Really Loves Books About Atheism…

The New York Times asked Penn Jillette about his reading habits and he managed to squeeze in more atheist references than I thought humanly possible in the paper of record:

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Christian Pastor: ‘The Book of Mormon’s Written by Satan’

One more from Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona:

At 43:38:

Now who here agrees that the Book of Mormon’s written by Satan? [Looks around.] Alright, pretty much the whole room.

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When the Golden Rule Goes Wrong

In Dutch philosopher Floris Van Den Berg‘s new book Philosophy for a Better World (Prometheus Books, 2013), he “charges individuals to reimagine society from the position of one at the political and ethical control board.” In other words, it’s full of a lot of interesting thought experiments that involve you putting yourself in the shoes of others (including animals in a fascinating section on vegetarianism/veganism).

In the excerpt below, reprinted with permission of the publishers, Van Den Berg discusses “A New Golden Rule.” (Keep reading afterwards for your chance to win a copy of the book!)

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Foreskin for the Win

Laci Green explains why guys shouldn’t fear the foreskin — and why parents shouldn’t cut off their child’s foreskin before he’s old enough to give consent:

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