Blood Ivory: Why Elephants Are Being Killed to Make Religious

A lot of atheists tend to support animal rights and the cover story of the latest issue of National Geographic (October, 2012) covers the intersection of both worlds… it’s not pretty. The story is about how elephants are being slaughtered “so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects.” Carrying AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades, [Read More...]

What Did God Do Before Creating the Universe? Billy Graham Botches His Response

Christian evangelist Billy Graham has a syndicated column that goes out under his name (though I doubt he writes it given his age/health). In the latest one, a reader asked him a pretty good question: What was God doing before He created the world? I had an atheist friend ask me this a few days [Read More...]

Rick Perry: Satan is Responsible for the Idea of Church/State Separation

During a conference call with evangelical Christians earlier this week, one-time Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry told listeners that separation of church and state isn’t just a bad idea — it’s an idea that we can blame on Satan: This separation of church and state, which has been driven by the secularists to remove those [Read More...]

Judge Temporarily Allows Kountze High School to Use Bible Banners at Football Games

The other day, I posted about a public high school in Kountze, Texas, where cheerleaders held signs with Bible verses for the football players to run through as they came onto the field at the beginning of their games. After a letter from FFRF was sent to the district, the school temporarily halted the prayer [Read More...]

The Struggle of Leaving Your Faith, Brought to You by Oprah Winfrey Circa 1984

If you’ve ever heard the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Dan Barker give a talk or if you’ve read his book Godless (a.k.a. Losing Faith in Faith), then you know that he met his future wife (and current FFRF co-president) Annie Laurie Gaylor on a taping of a morning talk show in Chicago hosted by a [Read More...]


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