NFL Prospect Skips Out on Scouting Combine Because God Told Him To

Over the past week, nearly all of the NFL’s top prospects have been in Indiana for the league’s Scouting Combine. It’s a chance for coaches, executives, and other decision-makers to check out what players have to offer in terms of speed and ability before the official NFL draft this coming May.

But Adam Muema, a running back from San Diego State University, didn’t stick around for the Combine. He arrived, but then left on Sunday (without working out) for an intriguing reason:

He said he was “following God,” who told him if he missed workouts, he’d play for the Seattle Seahawks.

Playing for Seattle is his “dream,” Muema said. NFL teams are aware of the decision.

“Can’t go wrong with God,” Muema said.

“(God) told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” he said.

Funny how God didn’t tell him to break any records while his future bosses were watching…

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Answering Kids’ Questions About Humanism

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, was created for a religious education class. The teacher sent me a bunch of questions posed by his students (who were approximately ten years old) and I attempted to answer all of them:

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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Going to CPAC, the Conference for Fringe Conservatives? Be Sure to Say Hello to the Atheists

If you’re planning to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in a couple of weeks — and I’m sure you are — you’ll see Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin… and American Atheists?!

Yep, the atheist group just announced (via email) that they will be manning an informational booth at the infamous gathering for those on the rightmost edge of the political spectrum:



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This Christian Conference About ‘Rising Up’ Through Jesus Will Feature a Paralyzed Keynote Speaker

I can’t tell if this is ironic or just unintentionally cruel… or maybe both.

The Mississippi Baptist Convention is hosting a one-night conference later this week with the theme: “In the Name of Jesus Rise Up.” That’s a reference to a story in Acts 3 where Peter heals a crippled man simply by asking for Jesus’ help:



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Why is This Public High School Biology Teacher Showing His Classes a Video of Kent Hovind Teaching Creationism?

What would you do if your son came home from his public school and asked you, “Dad, do you know who Kent Hovind is?”

Besides telling him, “A guy who’s in jail because of tax evasion,” you might bring up that he’s a shameless promoter of Young Earth Creationism. And what caused your son to ask you that question, anyway?

It turns out his Biology teacher was showing them clips from Hovind’s pro-Creationism video “Lies in the Textbooks” (full sermon below):



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