Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 42: Peter Boghossian, Author of A Manual for Creating Atheists

Our latest podcast guest is Peter Boghossian, author of the book A Manual for Creating Atheists.

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There’s a Christian Version of Fifty Shades of Grey in Theaters Right Now

You all saw the big Valentine’s Day movie, right?

No, not Fifty Shades of Grey.

I mean the movie featuring another Christian:

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Article Reveals How Far Leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Go to Cover Up Child Sexual Abuse Within the Church

When it comes to covering up abuse, Jehovah’s Witnesses are rivaling the Catholic Church, if not the Orthodox Jewish community in New York.

Trey Bundy of the Center for Investigative Reporting has a long and detailed expose of the policies used by JW church leaders that shows just how horribly they handle abuse cases, going so far as to tell local spiritual leaders “to form confidential committees to handle potential criminal matters internally” rather than going to the police.

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There’s Another Man?!

She never should have said His name:

(via the New Yorker)

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Glad They Cleared Up That Mistake…

Boyd W. Thomas wrote a letter to the editor of the Lexington Dispatch (North Carolina) that’s just gloriously weird. It begins like this:

God states that seven kings must come before the rise of the Antichrist. Revelations 17:10 says the seventh king will reign for a short amount of time. Is Barack Obama the seventh king?

I guess when the article ran, though, the headline said something like “Is Obama the Antichrist?” Which caused the editors to have to correct their mistake in an even more memorable way:

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