Catholic Archbishop Performed an “Exorcism” in Oklahoma City Civic Center Following Recent Black Mass

Recently, there was a controversial Black Mass ceremony held in the Oklahoma City Civic Center. Part of the controversy involved Archbishop Paul S. Coakley suing Adam Daniels and his Dakhma of Angra Mainyu Satanic church because they supposedly stole consecrated communion wafers from the Church for their event, though Daniels returned the wafers to Coakley while saying they were sent to him legally by a priest in Turkey.

What I didn’t know until yesterday was what happened after the event. According to Carla Hinton of The Oklahoman, Coakley went back into the venue the morning after the Black Mass in order to cleanse the spirits with an exorcism:

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Justice Scalia: The Constitution Allows the Supreme Court to “Favor Religion Over Nonreligion”

This week, during a speech at Colorado Christian University, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the entire notion of separation of church and state:



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A Book About Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

I want Jerry Coyne‘s new book: Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Now. But apparently I have to wait several months since it’s not out till May…

Doesn’t mean I can’t pre-order it many times over.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 22: TAM2014: Skeptic Ink Bloggers

Our latest podcast guests are Vandy Beth Glenn, Beth Ann Erickson, and Rebecca Bradley from the Skeptic Ink network:

Jessica sat down with them to talk about blogging in the skeptic/atheist community and their favorite posts.

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Atheist Pumpkin-Carving Contest

American Atheists is giving away a free ticket to next year’s National Convention in Memphis (and a year of free membership) to the winner of a pumpkin carving contest. And nothing says scary like a pumpkin that promotes godlessness:

The rules are pretty simple:

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