No Worse Sin: A Young Adult Environmental Novel with Atheist Protagonists

We don’t often feature much atheist-themed fiction on this site, but Kyla Bennett has written a really captivating novel that readers of this site might enjoy. It’s called No Worse Sin (Harvard Square Editions, 2015):

In the excerpt below, protagonist Laena Foster has an awkward moment in her biology class, which happens to be taught by her father, but her new classmate Cree attempts to make things right:

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Christian on Craigslist Wants Help Faking a Miracle So He Can Prove to Atheists That Miracles Are Real

Might as well say this up front: I don’t know if this is true.

With that out of the way, this is hilarious.

A(n alleged) Christian on Craigslist is asking for help to fake a miracle (regrowing a limb) in order to prove to his atheist friends that miracles are totally real:

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Judge Says Prisoner Can’t Represent Fellow Atheist Inmates in Class-Action Lawsuit Over Religious Treatment Programs

Atheist Randall Jackson had been serving time in the Western Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph, Missouri for “offenses related to driving while intoxicated” when he learned about an opportunity to get early release on parole — all he had to do was attend the center’s “Offenders Under Treatment Program.”

Just one problem: The program was faith-based, requiring him to both pray and acknowledge the existence of God. (Another treatment program promoted Alcoholics Anonymous which is also religious in nature.) When Jackson objected, the response wasn’t very helpful:

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The Trailer for a Documentary About The Atheist Experience

I’ve spoken to a lot of people over the years who have been influenced (or flat-out deconverted) by The Atheist Experience, the call-in talk show produced by the Atheist Community of Austin and whose hosts include Matt Dillahunty, Russell Glasser, Tracie Harris, Jen Peeples, and several others.

So it’s exciting to see the trailer for Mission Control Texas, a documentary all about the show — and how the hosts’ perspectives contrast with damn near everyone else in their state:

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Now on Kickstarter: Christian Mythology for Kids

Chrystine Trooien‘s new project on Kickstarter sounds educational and entertaining… and it’s bound to raise some eyebrows when the relatives come to visit:

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