Yale Humanist Community Working on Creating Chaplaincy

Yale University may soon get a Humanist Chaplain if the school’s Humanist Community can line all the ducks up in a row:

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That Is One Creepy Preacher… (He’s a Creacher)

Dusty goes after Pastor Jack Schaap, the man who said Jesus blessed his affair with an underage girl (lots and lots of hilarious NSFW language):

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Calling All Atheist Law School Students

I’m working on a project and I’d like to bounce some ideas off of law school students who are currently in their 1L or 2L year (or anyone starting law school in the fall).

I guarantee anonymity. I won’t spam you or give your emails to anyone else. This is purely for me, so I can ask you all some questions.

If you wouldn’t mind being my sounding board, just send me an email with your name, year in law school, where you go (or will go), and what you plan on doing when you graduate (if you know).

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Before That Woman Dies, I’d Like To Tell Her She’s Going to Hell

Susan Griffiths died yesterday. She died by drinking poison that knocked her out, put her in a coma, and slowly killed her… all without pain.

It was her choice to drink the mixture. It was either that or eventually succumbing to a painful, debilitating brain disease.

In her Winnipeg home, they wouldn’t allow her to die on her own terms, so she had to fly to Switzerland to end her life. Lindor Reynolds captured her story beautifully in this article (and accompanying video). Griffiths, an atheist, really was an incredible woman.

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In the Wake of the Boston Bombings, a Petition to Remind Political Leaders That Healing is for Everyone

Atheists were excluded from last week’s “interfaith” service for the victims of the Boston bombing, as if we had no one to mourn or no stake in the matter, and despite the fact that Boston is home to a large non-religious population.

It’s likely that decision was made without ill intent but it’s not because we didn’t make an effort to be included. Governor Deval Patrick and Melissa Rogers (Director of the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships) need to know that we’re not taking this snub lightly.

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