FFRF’s “Natural Nativity Scene” Goes Up in Wisconsin Capitol Building, Near Their Winter Solstice Sign

For the fourth straight year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has put up a “natural nativity scene” in the Wisconsin Capitol building:



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Secular Coalition for America Appoints Interim Executive Director and Announces $250,000 Matching Grant

After a lot of internal turmoil that involved the firing of its previous Executive Director, the Secular Coalition for American announced earlier today that Kelly Damerow (below), the group’s Director of Federal and State Affairs, would serve as interim Executive Director until a permanent replacement is found:



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The Indie Game Developer Behind Five Nights at Freddy’s Explains Why God is Responsible for His Success

Scott Cawthon spent more than a decade as an independent game developer working to create Christian video games (and movies) and they went absolutely nowhere:

Despite good reviews, my Christian projects were all financial failures. I came to a point where I was very disillusioned and frustrated with God… actually it was more like a broken heart. I felt like I’d squandered so many years of my life, years that could have been spent going back to college but were instead spent working on Christian projects that went nowhere. I came to the conclusion that I could not have failed so miserably unless God himself had been holding me down. Either God didn’t exist, or God hated me. I didn’t know which was worse.

It got so bad that even his life insurance policy was cancelled because he was seen as too much of a liability.

And then he came up with the idea for a completely different kind of game. A scary game — with no religious references at all — revolving around what happens with the animatronic creatures you might see at a Chuck E. Cheese’s after the store closes for the night.

That game, which, along with its sequel, has been ridiculously popular in the App Store and on Steam, is called Five Nights at Freddy’s.

In an interview with Joe Morgan at Geeks Under Grace, Cawthon explained how he still thanks God for his success… even though all of his games praising God were commercial failures:

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Humanist Group Sues Georgia School District After It Continues to Push Christianity on Student Athletes

Back in August, we learned that Christianity was the glue binding together the Chestatee High School football team in Gainesville, Georgia. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center even had pictures of coaches involved in a team prayer, a Bible verse quoted on the team’s workout log sheet, and cheerleaders hoisting banners with Bible verses on them.



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Canadian Family Kept Dead Father’s Corpse in Bedroom for Six Months in Hopes God Would Resurrect Him

When 52-year-old Peter Wald‘s left foot began suffering from the effects of diabetes in 2013, he didn’t go to a hospital. He just prayed to get better. Turns out prayer doesn’t cure diabetes… and Wald died in March.

But his family held out hope that he would come back to life. So they kept his body in an upstairs bedroom in their house, waiting for him to resurrect. And no one knew about the rotting corpse until six months later



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