What Happens When Atheists Stop Being in the Minority?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses what happens when atheists are no longer a minority.



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A Closeted Atheist Pastor Is Finally Telling People His Secret and Sharing the Exchanges Online

There’s this pastor whose name I don’t know. He goes by “John.” I don’t know where he lives, either. All I know is that he’s an atheist now and he’s been writing about that secret on this website.

This week, he finally started coming out to some people close to him. Like his wife:

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Kids Stop Bully by Being Nice to Him. Somehow, God Gets All the Credit

How do you stop a grade-school bully?

Sure, you could just tell an adult about the problem, but if you realize the bully’s being “tough” as some sort of defense mechanism, you might just reach out to him. Show him that he matters to you. Extend a hand of friendship.

That’s basically what Phoenix and Kingston Walwyn did with the bully on their bus in Pasadena, Texas. They gave him a book one day… and he stopped calling them names. Success!

But because the book was a Bible, you know exactly how this is playing out…



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North Carolina Official Rejects Non-Christian Prayers at Meetings. “If They Don’t Like It, Stay the Hell Away”

After years of reciting only Christian prayers at meetings, a judge ruled earlier this week that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners (in North Carolina) had violated the Constitution.

Carrol Mitchem (below), the chairman of the neighboring Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, saw this whole controversy play out over the past few years and he’s determined to… um… repeat history:



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Missouri Satanist, Forced to Wait 72 Hours Before Abortion, Says in Lawsuit Her Religious Freedom is Being Violated

Last week, I wrote about “Mary,” a Missouri native who wants an abortion but has to navigate an unnecessary obstacle.

… Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently the only abortion provider in the state. Not only does Mary live hundreds of miles away, but there is also a dehumanizing 72 hour waiting period between her initial appointment and the procedure itself. This means that Mary must either find lodging or make the trip twice. She doesn’t have the means to do this.

As it turns out, though, Missouri also has its own version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which provides a defense for people who believe the law restricts their free exercise of religion.

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