Tulsa Mayor Credits Talking to God for City’s Transformation

Tulsa, Oklahoma has gone through a major transformation over the past few years. (Or so we’re told, anyway.) Should we credit the investment in infrastructure? The tax breaks that brought in new companies? All the non-profit groups that made a difference?

Nope. Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his wife Victoria say it’s none of the above:

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FOX News Channel Guest: The Age of Enlightenment and Reason Led to the Holocaust

Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte and President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation, issued a proclamation declaring yesterday a “Day of Reason“:

So, of course, FOX News Channel was going to talk about it. And who better to talk about it than Anthony Foxx someone from the American Humanist Association the CEO of Concerned Women for America Penny Nance… because that makes sense. She didn’t let FOX News down, either, explaining how the age of reason eventually led us to… well, just watch:

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Mikey Weinstein Appears on FOX News Channel to Discuss Religion in the Military

After right-wing websites wrongly claimed that Mikey Weinstein (founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation) had been hired by the Pentagon, Mikey appeared on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss the religion problem in the military (totally a coincidence, I’m sure):

All things considered, they had way more in common than I thought they would. Since Bill O’Reilly kept trying to elucidate exactly which Bible passages the “Jesus Rifles” cited — as if that actually matters — here’s what they said:

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The Five Pillars: A Non-Religious Rap EP

Normally, I’d be put off by an album called “The Five Pillars” but rapper Jack of Co.Z and producer The Mad Psyentist are using it as a launching pad for a conceptual EP with secular themes. All five pillars — Pray, Mono, Give, Fast, Hajj — are included in the song below. It took a minute or so for me to get into the music, but I really enjoyed it after that! Just fantastic lyrics (which you can find here):

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Atheists Meet with Conservative Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

Sometime last year, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback was interviewed on a call-in radio show. A listener asked him on air if he would ever consider meeting with atheists, and Brownback said he would. Was he just trying to be nice?

It didn’t matter. Local atheists worked for months to get that “promised” meeting with him and yesterday a small group of them (along with one Christian) finally met with the Governor:

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