A Darwin Day Resolution Has Been Introduced in the U.S. Senate

A couple of weeks after Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced a resolution in the House recognizing Charles Darwin‘s birthday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has just done the same in the Senate.

Senate Resolution 337 expresses “support for the designation of February 12, 2016, as ‘Darwin Day’ and recogniz[es] the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.”



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This Dark Comedy is About an Atheist Who Sees No Reason to Live

How do you find meaning in life when you don’t believe in God?

In the movie All Too Human, filmmaker Travis D. Brown explores that question through the character Mark, a suicidal man who can’t seem to finish the act because “life gets in the way” every time. Along the way, however, the people he talks to convince him that there’s plenty worth living for.

Check out the trailer below. (Warning: There are NSFW or disturbing images):



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Christian Charity Won’t Allow Harry Potter or Pokémon Toys to Be Donated to Children

On the surface, Operation Christmas Child sounds like a decent Christian charity. You get to build a “shoebox” full of items (toys, school supplies, accessories, etc), add a photo and letter, and send it to a needy child in a poor country for $25.

You can even pack your own shoebox full of gifts and the charity will handle everything from there. (If you happen to put some mini-Bibles or Christian tracts in there, the charity won’t remove them.)

But reporter Tim Funk visited a warehouse where these shoeboxes are prepped for delivery and discovered something else about what’s not allowed in the boxes:



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Once Again, a Red-Stained Communion Wafer Turns Out Not to Be a Miracle After All

For weeks now, the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City has been investigating a possible “miracle.” A consecrated communion wafer apparently began “bleeding” in water following a Mass and surely this was a sign from Jesus!



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Three China (TX) City Council Members Resign After Mayor Allows Atheists to Host Event in City Hall

Over the past month, three city council members in China, Texas have resigned from their positions, leaving the city unable to proceed with business because there aren’t enough elected officials to reach quorum.

What prompted them to step down?

They’re supposedly angry at Mayor John Walker for not asking their permission before approving an event in city hall aimed at dispelling myths about atheists and church/state separation:



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