Richard Dawkins’ New Book, Brief Candle in the Dark, is Available Today in the U.S.

The second part of Richard Dawkins‘ autobiography, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, is now available online and in bookstores across the country. (The title is a reference to the Carl Sagan phrase.)

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The Trash Can That Didn’t Really Flatten Out

Captain Disillusion explains the secret behind a viral video featuring a garbage can that seems to magically flatten out:

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Donald Trump Reminds Audience of His Christian Faith By Holding Up His Childhood Bible

At the Values Voter Summit over the weekend, Donald Trump attempted once again to endear himself to evangelical Christians in the only way he knows how: Using buzzwords since he can’t do it genuinely.

For example, he thought holding up his childhood bible would win them over… even though most Christians at that event would probably prefer to see the Bible you open up on a regular basis as an adult.

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Texas Principal, in Spite of the Law, Preaches at School Event and Forms Christian Club

There are some violations of church/state separation in public schools that are ambiguous or accidental. And then there are the instances when an administrator thinks he’s being paid to be a priest.

In Texas, Prosper High School Principal Greg Wright has not only preached at a See You at the Pole event, he’s also single-handedly forming a Christian club. Neither is legal and both show a complete disregard for students to handle their own religious activities. Teachers at the school have also led religious clubs and at least one staffer has religious iconography hanging in her office.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Prosper Independent School District listing Wright’s repeated constitutional violations:

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Campus Preacher Tears Up Qur’an to Show Students the Love of Jesus

A couple of weeks ago at Ohio’s Wright State University, a traveling Christian preacher named John Williams was yelling at students about the love of Christ… which isn’t all that unusual. What made his visit notable was that Williams, who’s part of a group called the “Quad Gods,” held up a Qur’an, said it was evil, and then tore it up.

Angry students chanting “God is love” tried to stop him from doing it. It didn’t work. After he ripped pages out of the holy book, one student tried physically attacking Williams, only to be stopped by campus police.

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