So That’s How the Vatican Works…

CGPGrey presents “Vatican City Explained“:

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Richard Dawkins Hasn’t ‘Lost’; Just Look at the Movement He Helped Build

An article in The Spectator (UK) by Theo Hobson argues that “Richard Dawkins has lost” because the “New Atheism” is dying out:

The success of five or six atheist authors, on both sides of the Atlantic, seemed to herald a strong new movement. It seemed that non-believers were tired of all the nuance surrounding religion, hungry for a tidy narrative that put them neatly in the right.

Atheism is still with us. But the movement that threatened to form has petered out. Crucially, atheism’s younger advocates are reluctant to compete for the role of Dawkins’s disciple. They are more likely to bemoan the new atheist approach and call for large injections of nuance.

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Camp Quest Responds to Oklahoma Restaurant’s Cancellation of Fundraiser

Earlier this week, Camp Quest Oklahoma was scheduled to hold a fundraiser at Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (in the city of Broken Arrow), but the owner of the place told them — after the event had already started — that he would not be giving them anything because he disagreed with their beliefs.

There has been an outpouring of support from across the Internet in response to this treatment, and Camp Quest issued this statement on their website:

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God’s Master Plan

Somehow, Crispian Jago broke into God’s computer and got ahold of his timeline:

I can’t believe it.

God uses Windows?! For shame… [Read more...]

The Gay Man Arrested for Refusing to Leave Sick Partner in Hospital is Father of WeAreAtheism.com Founder

This story has been all over the Internet today: A gay man was arrested at a hospital for refusing to leave his sick partner because he wasn’t recognized as a “family member.”

What you may not know is that Roger Gorley, the man arrested, is the father of Amanda Brown, one of the founders of WeAreAtheism.com and coordinator of the Reasonfest conference:

Amanda wrote a much more detailed and personal version of the story on her website and it’s the version you’ll want to start passing around to people in your social circles:

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