Hindu Man Brutally Murders 8-Month-Old Son as a Sacrifice to Goddess Kali

It’s bad enough when Christian Science practitioners or Jehovah’s Witnesses allow their children to die because their religious beliefs forbid them from seeking out the proper medical care.

It’s far worse when you think God wants you to sacrifice your children to her… and you comply without question:

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Bill Maher Calls out Michele Bachmann and Antonin Scalia for Their Belief in Nonsense

On last night’s Real Time, Bill Maher explained that “loony” Rep. Michele Bachmann and “brilliant” Justice Antonin Scalia are really “the exact same idiot” — they believe the same kind of supernatural bullshit, after all:

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North Carolina Humanist Group Raises Money for Poor Women Affected by Republican Shutdown

You may have heard that the Republican Shutdown of the government halted funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). That’s a program that offers “food vouchers, nutrition education and health care referrals” to millions of poor women nationwide. While some states have found money to keep the program alive, WIC needs help.

In North Carolina, they’ve found funding to last them through October, but the Western North Carolina Humanists intend to keep the program going even longer with their new initiative:

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8 Reasons Your Religion May Be Harmful

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 8 reasons your religion may be harmful (it was inspired by this posting from Neil Carter):

If you have additional items to add to the list, please leave them in the comments!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next! [Read more...]

Bill Maher Slams the Sunday Assembly: ‘Atheists Already Have Something That Unites Them on the Sabbath’

In an online-only clip, Bill Maher jokes about the Sunday Assembly (a.k.a. the Atheist Church), arguing that we don’t need it because there’s already something else that unites atheist on the Sabbath:

Point taken. I smiled. But while the slam on the Sunday Assembly works for the joke, Maher falls into the same trap as many other atheists, which is that he’s taken in by the word “church.”

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