Richard Dawkins Will Appear on ‘The Simpsons’ This Sunday

I’m sure someone will jokingly say “South Park Already Did It,” but at least “The Simpsons” are getting the real thing: Richard Dawkins will play himself in this Sunday’s episode “Black-Eyed, Please.”

No word yet on *how* Dawkins will be featured in the episode or how many lines he’ll have, but I think we can all agree on one thing…

Please argue with Ned Flanders.

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Atheists of Maine Raise Thousands of Dollars by Taking a Polar Plunge

Over the weekend, members of the Atheists of Maine took a polar plunge — jumping into a freezing lake in already-cold weather — in order to raise money for Camp Sunshine: “a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”

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New Poll Shows That Even Catholics Don’t Agree with Catholicism

A New York Times/CBS News poll released today shows that the wishes of many Catholics go directly against the doctrines of the faith:

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Some Rwandans Turn to Atheism After Genocide

Irene Nayebare of The New Times Rwanda has a tough-to-read piece (with graphic descriptions) about how some citizens lost their faith after surviving genocide or watching their family/community members get killed by people motivated by religious beliefs: [Read more...]

Muslim Boys Kicked Out of Church for Challenging Guest Speaker

Churches are not places to ask questions, we all know that. If you doubt what the church believes, if you challenge the “wisdom” of the Bible, if you poke holes in the pastor’s arguments…let’s face it; you’re not the type of person they’re looking for.

So you can guess how things went in Perham, Minnesota when Fikri Rahmat (from Indonesia) and Elshan Mirzazade (from Azerbaijan), both Muslim exchange students, attended a church service featuring speaker Walid Shoebat, a Muslim-turned-Christian who now goes around claiming (among other things) that Islam equates to terrorism. The boys wanted to go because they knew Shoebat is notorious for saying crazy things about their faith. [Read more...]


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