Town Rejects Solar Farms After Complaints That They Would “Suck Up All the Energy from the Sun”

One of the reasons skeptics fight so hard to defend science education is because we recognize the value of understanding the basics of the subject. You don’t have to be an expert to realize the consequences of science illiteracy. When one of the GOP frontrunners is a brain surgeon who believes in Creationism, we have problems.

That’s why it’s frustrating to hear that the Woodland Town Council in North Carolina rejected a solar panel farm in part because of how badly people in the community understood what that meant.

Just listen to residents Bobby and Jane Mann:

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Franklin Graham Trashes Atheist Billboard, Then Says Christianity Is “Not About Being Good”

Leave it to Christian scion Franklin Graham to explain the real reason American Atheists is telling people to “skip church” in the group’s new billboards:

The real answer, of course, is that there’s pressure to attend church this time of year. American Atheists wants you to know that you’re not alone if you don’t find that worthwhile. You don’t need to attend church to be a good person.

Graham’s explanation? The atheists are just afraid of the “power” of church:

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House Republicans Have Proposed a Meaningless Resolution to “Protect” Christmas

Don’t you dare say Republicans belong to the party of “no” when they’re getting things done!

In fact, House Resolution 564, which was just introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), is designed to save Christmas from… um… you know… those people.



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Indiana School District Defies Judge’s Order, Keeping Nativity Scene in Holiday Concert

In September, I posted about Concord High School in Indiana, where the holiday concert includes a full-blown Nativity Play:

This year’s concert was hardly any different, despite a judge ordering them to exclude the pro-Christian part of it.

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Atheism is Keeping Her Alive

Seen at PostSecret:



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