The Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument Has Finally Been Taken Down

Last night, the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol finally came down.

And the shadows were celebrating in a way God would never approve of…



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Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz’s Book About Islam is Available Today in the U.S.

Atheist Sam Harris and Muslim Maajid Nawaz have written a book discussing the Islamic faith in the form of a conversation between the two. That also includes Nawaz correcting misconceptions about the faith held by Harris, who wasn’t raised in it.

It’s called Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue:



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An Encyclopedia of Heresy in South Asia

We know fundamentalist religion is a particularly potent institution; it’s a subset of organized religion characterized by dogma, literal adherence to scripture, hostility to critical thinking, intolerance, indoctrination, and absolute faith.

Atheists (and even moderate theists) play a critical role in countering that type of thinking. Unchecked, not only can the power of fundamentalists grow excessive, but a lack of heterodoxy, generally, also stifles overall human progress.

South Asia is a particularly religious part of the world. Religious fundamentalists – chiefly Hindu and Muslim, but also others – wield significant power, as do allied charlatans of all sorts, from “godmen” to tantriks to peddlers in black magic.

For a heretic in the region, life has always been dangerous.

In recent years, however, promoting critical thinking has become a “crime” punishable by death. No fewer than 12 freethinkers have been murdered in South Asia by religious fundamentalists in this decade.

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Mike Huckabee: I Oppose Silly Boycotts, and That’s Why I’m Boycotting Rainbow Doritos

Mike Huckabee in 2014: I would never boycott companies like Starbucks, Amazon, and Apple even though I disagree with their owners’ politics.

Mike Huckabee in early 2015: Boycotts against anti-gay businesses are a form of “economic terrorism.”

Mike Huckabee in late 2015: Let’s boycott Frito-Lay and their gay Doritos!



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Dozens of Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a Message for Those Still Trapped in the Faith

There’s a horrible practice in the Jehovah’s Witnesses known as disfellowshipping. Essentially, if you leave the faith, the people who remain in it (including your own parents) are told to shun you indefinitely.

And if you leave, you can bet your reputation within the JW community will be ruined. If you’re an apostate, you’re not just someone who left the faith. You’re someone who lies and wants to siphon off other believers.

Now, 62 ex-JWs — all considered apostates — have a message for the people who remain in the faith. They’re not evil. They’re not angry. They’re just normal people with a difference of opinion who still love those who remain trapped in the organization:



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