Are Online Comment Threads the Best Places for Religious Discussion? These People Seem to Think So

There are Internet trolls… and then there are people who genuinely disagree with you who will comment on just about everything you write. Is there a difference?

Kimberly Winston spoke with several atheist “super-commenters” (which is a lovely euphemism) who do their best to sway opinions in the comments sections on websites like Religion News Service and Christian news sites:

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How Can Atheist Parents Celebrate the Holidays with Their Children?

Heather Henderson has a very practical guide for how atheists can still make the most out of this season full of religious holidays:

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Life After Westboro Baptist Church Has Been Tough for This Defector

Earlier this year, Zach Phelps-Roper, grandson of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, left the church, making him the fourth of his ten siblings to walk away from the anti-gay hate group.

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Why Don’t Conservative Groups Support a Ballot Initiative Establishing Christianity as Mississippi’s State Religion?

About a month ago, we learned that a Mississippi group known as the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign wanted to get an amendment on the 2016 ballot that would, among other things, establish Christianity as the state religion:

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Austin City Council Candidate Highlights Opponent’s Alleged Atheism in Promotional Graphic

In a not-at-all-watched runoff race for the Austin City Council in Texas, candidate Laura Pressley posted a graphic on her website explaining the differences between her and her opponent Gregorio Casar.

Most of it goes after his age and inexperience rather than his ideas — which suggests to me she has no ideas of her own worth fighting for — but she also highlights his faith as a problem:

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