“Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” Sign Isn’t Religious, Says Mayor of Texas Town

If you were to drive into Hawkins, Texas, you’ll be greeted by this 18-foot-wide sign saying “JESUS welcomes you to Hawkins”:

For some reason, this sign has been around since 2011, when Mayor Will Rogers requested that it be put up. But now that the Freedom From Religion Foundation is pointing out its illegality, we’re starting to hear the ridiculous arguments for why it should remain up:

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Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Wants Atheists to Be Exempt from Airport Security Checks

Zoltan Istvan is running for U.S. President as leader of the Transhumanist Party.

In other words, he’ll get as many votes as you will.

But in the process, he’s using his candidacy to spread ideas to anyone who’ll listen.

Like this one:

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Christian Couple: If Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, We’re Getting Divorced!

One of the arguments the pro-LGBT-rights side often makes is that marriage equality hurts nobody. After all, if a gay couple gets married, how would that affect someone else’s straight marriage?

Well, Australians Nick and Sarah Jensen have a response to that: If gay marriage is legalized in their country, they’re getting a divorce after ten years together. So there.



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After Being Selected for an Interview with God, Ike Has to Deliver an Important Message

When God selects random-typical-guy Ike Simmons for a one-on-one conversation, not even Ike understands why he was chosen. But God has a special message for him to deliver…

It’s all part of this short film by Eli Shapiro:



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How Creationism Was Created

With so many Christians harboring Creationist beliefs and using the anti-gay refrain “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” the role of the First Man Ever isn’t one we can immediately dismiss. Adam (and what he represents) looms large over the faith.

Karl W. Giberson, a scientist and former evangelical Christian, has now written a book explaining the consequences of belief in Adam. It’s called Saving the Original Sinner: How Christians Have Used the Bible’s First Man to Oppress, Inspire, and Make Sense of the World (Beacon Press, 2015):

In the excerpt below, setting the stage for further discussion about Adam, Giberson walks us through how Creationism became so popular in the first place:

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