Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush Say the U.S. Should Accept Syrian Refugees… As Long as They’re Christian

As a majority of U.S. governors have declared, legally or not, that Syrian refugees will not be allowed to live in their states, some of the Republican candidates for President have an alternative plan.

Sen. Ted Cruz, for example, said certainly refugees should be allowed to enter the country… as long as they pass a religious test for entry.



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The Dalai Lama on Praying After Terror Attacks: “It Is Illogical. God Would Say, Solve It Yourself”

Kudos to the Dalai Lama for offering an honest, sensible response to all those calls for prayers following the terrorist attacks in Paris:



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Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher Debate Their Religious Differences on The Late Show

Last night, in a somewhat passive-aggressive conversation between the two late night television hosts, (Catholic) Stephen Colbert tried to woo (atheist) Bill Maher back into the Church:



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The Power of Skepticism: Why Doubt is a Virtue

At a TEDx event in Lehigh City (Pennsylvania), George Hrab gave a wonderful speech about why skepticism is such a valuable quality:



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A New Novel with a Black Atheist Character Explores an Overlooked Aspect of the Jonestown Massacre

If you’re not familiar with the Peoples Temple church in Jonestown, Guyana, you may have at least heard of its leader, Reverend Jim Jones. And you almost certainly know the phrase explaining how the 900-some members committed mass suicide: They literally “drank the Kool-Aid” (or at least a powdered drink laced with cyanide).

75% of those victims were African-American, a fact that often gets under-reported in accounts of the tragedy. Author Sikivu Hutchinson — who also wrote Moral Combat and Godless Americana — has just written a novel about three (fictional) women and their paths to the church as a way to describe the lives of the victims. It’s called White Nights, Black Paradise (Infidel Books, 2015):



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