Advice Columnist Nails Response to Mother Upset Over Her Son’s Desire to Have a Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony

Since the suggestions traditional advice columnists dole out about atheists are often cringe-worthy, it’s always nice to highlight someone who nailed it.

Robin DesCamp received a letter from a woman whose son and future daughter-in-law were planning a wedding. Just one problem:



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Pittsylvania County Officials Are Still Fighting to Pray at Meetings (and Wasting a Lot of Money in the Process)

In 2012, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in Virginia began each meeting with a prayer to Jesus Christ.

An anonymous woman had sued the city in response — but a judge ruled that the only way for the lawsuit to proceed was if she revealed her identity.

In a country where atheists can get harassed for simply suggesting, “If people want to pray, they should do it privately, not on the taxpayers’ dime,” it’s no surprise the person wanted to keep her identity hidden.

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They Play Nuns on TV, but They’re Actually Atheists

There’s a BBC One show called Call the Midwife about a group of nurses working in a convent in London in the 1950s. (It’s aired in the U.S., too.)

Turns out, however, that many of the lead actresses (who plays nuns) don’t believe in God:



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Georgia Officials Must’ve Thought No One Would Put Up a Display Next to a Courthouse Nativity Scene. They Were Wrong

Back in February, the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to officials in Statesboro, Georgia to remind them that the Nativity scene that was in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse last winter was illegal. Either it had to go or non-Christian groups had to have the option of putting up a display next to it.

It took until a couple of weeks ago for them to respond, but they went with the latter option, probably thinking no one else would bother to request a display.

Silly Georgians.

This is what the front of the Courthouse looks like now:



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The Pastor Trying Out Atheism for a Year is Coming to the End of His Journey

It was almost a year ago when Ryan Bell decided to “try out” atheism. I didn’t agree with his methodology at the time, but when he got fired by his Christian employers for merely questioning his faith, you all came through and helped raise more than $27,000 for his family.

Yesterday, the LA Times ran a front page story about Bell as he comes to the end of his year-long journey:



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