Justice Antonin Scalia Tells Audience That the Constitution Favors Religion Over Atheism

Earlier today, speaking at Archbishop Rummel High School in Louisiana, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told the audience that religious neutrality had no basis in the Constitution.

That doesn’t mean one religion can be promoted over another, he explained, but that belief in God can absolutely be promoted over atheism:

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A To-Do List for Atheists in 2016

Michael Nugent, chairperson of Atheist Ireland, has a short list of big challenges he’d like to see atheists tackle in the coming year.

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To No One’s Surprise, Donald Trump is Now Being Used in a Terrorist Recruitment Video

Yes, we know Hillary Clinton was wrong when she said in a debate that ISIS was using Donald Trump in propaganda videos. But her error was mostly one of timing.

We’re now learning that a Somalian Al-Qaeda affiliate known as Al-Shabaab is indeed using Trump’s comments about how Muslims need to be banned from entering the United States as a recruitment tool:

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Publication Explains How to Shun Family Members

We know how warped the Jehovah’s Witness mindset is. If you leave the faith, your family is taught to shun you forever in a process called Disfellowshipping.

The February 2016 edition of the Watchtower (Study Edition) offers a clear example of what you should do when a family member who left the faith wants to get back in contact with you:

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Former Pastor Ryan Bell Reflects on Life Without God, a Year After Coming Out

It was two years ago when Ryan Bell, a professor and former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, announced that he would “try on” atheism and “live as if there is no God” for 12 months. Last year, he announced that he was an atheist.

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How’s he doing now? Here’s a glimpse of how things have changed for him:

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