Highlights from the Oral Arguments in Town of Greece v. Galloway

Yesterday, oral arguments were made at the Supreme Court in the case of Town of Greece v Galloway. While there are plenty of recaps and analyses to go around, here are a few notable exchanges directly from the court transcripts:

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Did Evolution Create Religion?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Did evolution create religion?:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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It Turns Out Atheists Are Big Fans of a Popular Bible App

Over the summer, Paul Fidalgo posted about a popular Bible app called YouVersion — which, despite having the worst app name ever, was still incredibly useful to anyone who wanted a portable Bible.

It turns out a lot of those users are atheists and they’re not using the app in the way the creator intended:

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The Atheist Who Ran for Mayor of LaGrange, Georgia Lost… By a Landslide

Mike Smith, the President of the LaGrange Humanists (in Georgia), was in the hunt to become the next mayor of his city:

Unfortunately, he lost.

He lost badly.

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A Wonderful Series of Articles About Alabama Atheists

Alabama Media Group reporter Erin Edgemon is running a series on atheists in the state and she’s tackling some great subjects: Roger and Pat Cleveland, who run an annual gathering for atheists at Lake Hypatia; Duncan Henderson, who began a secular student group at his junior high school and currently runs the only high school atheist group in the state; and Jerald Motyka, a former pastor who eventually tossed his faith.

The big picture you get from the articles is that there are a lot more atheists in the state than the stereotypes would have you believe. But many atheists, wrongly assuming they’re alone, remain silent about their beliefs

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