This is What Oprah Doesn’t Understand About Atheists

The fallout from Oprah‘s ignorant comments toward an atheist guest is still in high gear and I offered my thoughts in the Washington Post‘s “On Faith” section:



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Pastor John Hagee: ‘America is Becoming a Pagan Society’ Because of Our Embrace of Secular Humanism

Pastor John Hagee, whose wrath has been directed at Harry Potter readers, Ouija board users, and rock music listeners, has some more wisdom for the people who attend Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.

On Sunday, he told his congregation that “America is becoming a pagan society” because of our embrace of Secular Humanism. (Which is news to me, since the fundies keep telling us we live in a Christian Nation.)

His evidence? Oh, just listen



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What Has Religion Done for Us This Month? Episode 11

Daniel is back with another montage of some of the awful things done in the name of God over the past month:

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Cannon County School Board Unanimously Replaces ‘Winter Break’ with ‘Christmas Break’

Last week, when the Cannon County Board of Education (Woodbury, Tennessee) held its monthly board meeting, nothing very eventful happened until the board members discussed next year’s school calendar.

This is normally a quick, breezy process. Just approve it and move on.

But one of the board members was offended by what he saw on the proposed schedule:

“What is the possibility of calling Winter Break Christmas Break instead?” [Chris] Blackburn asked.

“I am frankly tired of being pushed around by people that want to take Christ and God and Christmas and everything out of the school system,” Blackburn said. “They want to take prayer out of school and they want to take it out before ballgames. I am in favor of this calendar as long as we call it Christmas break.

What the hell…?



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How Should We Respond to the Argument That ‘Just Because Christians Do Wrong Doesn’t Mean Christianity Is Wrong’?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the idea that, yes, Christians do wrong, but that doesn’t invalidate Christianity! Or does it?…:

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