Pat Robertson: Today’s Stock Market Crash Happened Because God is Angry About Abortion

Did you hear about how the stock market took a huge dive this morning?

If you didn’t, that’s okay. We have Pat Robertson around to explain why it happened. It involved President Obama, Planned Parenthood, and whatever else Robertson spouts out when he can’t think of anything logical to say.

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Candidate in Nashville Mayoral Race Accused of Being an Atheist by Opponent’s Campaign

Earlier this month, no candidate won the majority of votes in an election to become the next mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. So on September 10, there will be a runoff election between the top two vote-getters, Megan Barry and David Fox.

What do you do to get a leg up over your opponent in a tight race? If you’re Fox, you apparently have volunteers at your call center suggest to voters that Barry is an atheist:

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I Could Binge-Watch This Series About an Atheist Coming Out on Her 18th Birthday

Earlier this year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Center For Inquiry announced a contest to create a fictional, likable atheist. There were so many angry, bitter ones on scripted television; it was about time for a change.

They called it the No God But Funny contest and offered cash prizes of $10,000 (for a scripted sitcom) and $25,000 (for a produced webisode). They just announced the winners (emphasis theirs):

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Sen. Ted Cruz Whines About How “Atheist Taliban” is Assaulting Religious Liberty

Sen. Ted Cruz saying something overblown and idiotic is just par for the course by now, but when he compares church/state separation advocates to religious radicals who will kill those who think differently, it’s at least worth mentioning.

Cruz appeared on Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson‘s show a few days ago and echoed the host’s words about how the “atheist Taliban” is waging an all-out assault on Christians:

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What Else Can We Learn from the Atheist Prison Data?

There are still some interesting questions regarding the FOIA data that Hemant acquired describing the self-reported religious preferences of federal prison populations.

For starters, why is it that Texas has the most atheist prisoners? Can that really be explained by them simply having more federal prisons?

Turns out: Yes, it’s a great explanation. In fact, we can test this statistically to see exactly how well one variable correlates with another.

Here is an image of one such correlation, looking at the relationship between the number of federal prisoners in a state and the number of atheist prisoners among that population:

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