Christians Are Creating a Scouting Group of Their Own… Because the Boy Scouts of America Is Too Inclusive(?!)

It’s not like the Boy Scouts of America isn’t godly already.

The Scout Oath requires members to promise “To do my duty to God and my country.”

The Scout Law requires members to be “reverent.”

And, because the BSA offers no alternatives to those two things, the organization effectively bans atheists from becoming members.

That’s still not enough for John Stemberger and Rob Green. Because the BSA is now allowing gay scouts to join the organizations, they’re retaliating by creating a Christian alternative. It doesn’t have a name yet, but it does have a website:

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Why Are Non-Religious People Unhappy About the Growing Number of Non-Religious People?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Why are non-religious people unhappy about the growing number of non-religious people?

(You can read more about the study in question here.)

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Evolutionary Art

I saw this in Freethought Today and had to share it. It’s a painting by LaVera Langeman called “Evolution“:

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‘Do the New Atheists Have Any New Ideas?’ Here’s Why That’s a Bad Question

For some reason, Andrew Brown of The Guardian is rehashing that decade-old question with Daniel Dennett: Do the New Atheists bring any new ideas to the table? (For the sake of this post, I’ll use the “New Atheist” terminology, even though it’s a media creation rather than anything substantive.)

The short answer, of course, is no.

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Pat Robertson: I Wouldn’t ‘Like’ a Gay Couple on Facebook… I Would Click ‘Vomit’ Instead

Pat Robertson, who I’m sure is an avid Facebook user, answers the question we’re all wondering: Is it a sin to “Like” a picture of a same-sex couple?

Answer: What do you think?

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