Foundation Beyond Belief Members Raised $62,105 for Charity Over the Past Three Months

Foundation Beyond Belief just released the results from the Second Quarter of 2014. Check out the donations — $62,105 in total given by atheists — to the following organizations:

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WGN News Shines a Spotlight on Humanist Activist Leo Igwe

In anticipation for this weekend’s Humanism At Work conference in Chicago, WGN’s Larry Potash (Really? Twice today?!) ran a great segment on Humanist activist Leo Igwe and his work ending the horrific practice of witch-hunting in Africa:

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Secular Student Alliance Announces Free Membership for All Students

Whoa. The Secular Student Alliance just announced that membership to all students (of any age group) is now free:

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New Study Shows That Children Exposed to Religion Have a Hard Time Distinguishing Fact from Fiction

Five- and six-year-old children know that George Washington was a real person and Snow White is fictional.

But what if you told them this story?

God warned Noah about a flood that was going to cover the Earth. Noah and his wife built a giant boat and gathered two of every kind of animal before the flood came. They were very worried but Noah, his family, and all the animals drifted for days until they reached new land.

Real or pretend?

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News Anchor Offers His Take on Psychic Reading: “Awful! Not Even Close!”

I don’t know why they invite psychics on news programs, but at least WGN’s Larry Potash had the guts to call one out on her bullshit, not once, but twice!

Here’s the backstory: In 2010, psychic Char Margolis appeared on the WGN Morning News to promote her book Discover Your Inner Wisdom (the foreword’s written by John Edward of Crossing Over fame, so you *know* it’s quality material…). Potash knew she was faking it and had no problem saying as much during her reading:

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