Joshua Feuerstein’s Video Urging Viewers to “Punish Planned Parenthood” is Probably Legal

We know that Christian evangelist Joshua Feuerstein made a video months ago in which he called for his followers to “punish Planned Parenthood” because “abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their life.”



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Hidden Camera Reveals Secret Mormon Temple Handshakes

Earlier this year, YouTuber Newnamenoah obtained footage of a Mormon temple ceremony, usually closed off to outsiders.

His latest hidden camera feature shows the secret Mormon handshakes, which take place during endowment ceremonies. These are apparently a thing.



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What Would Happen if We Treated Christians Like Muslims After a Terror Attack?

If the Planned Parenthood shooter were Muslim, you know exactly how conservatives would react. But because reports say he believed in the Christian God, don’t expect to see this anytime soon:



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Appeals Court Will Not Hear Atheist Group’s Case to Take Down “Big Mountain Jesus” Statue

If you were to go skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana, a resort on land owned by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), you might come across a statue known as “Big Mountain Jesus”:

The reason that statue is allowed to be on the property is because the USFS gave the Knights of Columbus a “Special Use Permit” in 1953 to build and maintain a memorial to honor WWII veterans. However, the Knights decided to build Big Mountain Jesus because “veterans from the 10th Mountain Division… wanted to commemorate their fallen comrades with a statue that evoked memories of the many religious shrines and statues they had seen in the mountain communities of Europe.”

That’s convenient, isn’t it?… We didn’t intend to build a statue to Jesus. The veterans requested it!

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In New Book, the President of American Atheists Says We Must Break Religious Rules

In 2013, American Atheists President David Silverman announced that he would be writing a book called I, Atheist. But a few months later, that book was off the table. What happened? Silverman explained in a now-deleted Facebook post that there had been a disagreement with his publisher: “We parted ways amicable over a smiley face, labeled ‘Muhammad of Islam’, which I refused to remove.”

Now, a different version of that book is finally seeing the light of day. (And the smiley face is in it.)

It’s called Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015). And if you thought Richard Dawkins was “aggressive” in The God Delusion, just wait till you read this. Unlike Dawkins, who wanted readers to shed their faith, Silverman wants those of us who are already atheists to be much more vocal about it.

In the excerpt below, Silverman discusses the idea of “Islamophobia” and why we must push back against the faith-based rules others demand we follow. (I have removed footnotes for ease of reading.)

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