Bill Maher’s New Rules on Religion

This is an entertaining 25-minute compilation of Bill Maher‘s “New Rules” concerning religion:

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Did the Daily Oklahoman Reject a Full-Page Ad from an Atheist Group?

Last week, the Christian chain Hobby Lobby ran an ad (PDF) in dozens of newspapers proclaiming the Christian heritage of our country, with “godly” quotations from the Founding Fathers, the Supreme Court, and Congress. (They’ve been doing this for years.)

In response, the Freedom From Religion Foundation paid for several full-page ads of their own, celebrating our “godless Constitution” and how our Founding Fathers actually supported separation of church and state:

Everything seemed to go smoothly… except at the Daily Oklahoman, where FFRF says their ad was rejected.

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Video from the Megachurch Service

That was quick! The video of the Oak Hills Church service in which I discussed (with Pastor Randy Frazee) atheism, doubt, and what Christians are doing right and wrong is now online:

Realization: If I had dropped down on my knees and accepted Christ as my Savior, this thing would be going *so* viral right now. Oh well. [Read more...]

Over the Weekend, I Spoke at a Megachurch…

***Update***: A video of the service is now online!

I spent the past couple of days at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, talking to about 8,000 Christians about what they do right and wrong, at least when it comes to their interactions with atheists.

There aren’t a lot of megachurch pastors (or congregations) who would be okay with that sort of thing, so hats off to Pastor Randy Frazee and his staff for making it happen and making me feel really comfortable there. Video of the event will be available within a couple of days and I’ll post something when it’s up.

In the meantime, John Tedesco of the San Antonio Express-News was there for one of the services and his article accurately captures how things went:

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Emily Boyer: Secular Facts on Sexual Acts

At the Oklahoma Freethought Convention a couple of weeks ago, Emily Boyer, a sexual and reproductive health activist, spoke about “Secular Facts on Sexual Acts” (possibly NSFW language). It’s the sex-ed class you (probably) didn’t have in high school but really should have:

If any moments stand out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary in the comments!

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