I Co-Founded One of the Most Popular Christian Rock Bands Ever… and I’m Now An Atheist

This is a guest post by George Perdikis.

In 1985, I co-founded Newsboys, one of the most successful Christian rock bands in history. You may have heard the band’s music in the film God’s Not Dead. The band’s album of the same name hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.

And I’m now an atheist.

How did that happen? Well, let me go back to the band’s founding.

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Here’s Proof That Ken Ham Seriously Overestimated How Many People Would Visit the Noah’s Ark Theme Park

By now, you all know that Creationist Ken Ham‘s Ark Encounter, better known as the Noah’s Ark theme park, is in trouble.

Last month, they were ruled ineligible to receive a tax incentive worth up to $18,000,000.

That $18,000,000 was projected based on what Answers in Genesis thought attendance figures would be like for the park in the years after its opening. They were very blunt about what they thought those numbers would be.

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Contest Winner: If You Don’t Say the Pledge of Allegiance, You’re Destroying America

In North Carolina, the Hendersonville Elks Lodge held a contest for kids in which they had to explain “What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me.”

And the winner of her age bracket was an eighth-grade student named Madison who had this to say about the Pledge:

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How to Have a Civil Conversation on Social Media

Anthony Magnabosco has made a whole bunch of videos in which he speaks to strangers about their religious beliefs for just five minutes — and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards. (You can see his efforts here, here, here, here, and here.)

In his latest video, he explains how to help others realize how they’re thinking (and if they’re making any errors in their thought process) in situations not involving religion… on social media. That sounds like a recipe for disaster, yet he does a nice job analyzing, for example, his conversation with a conservative about racism and Ferguson.

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Judge Tells Divorced Atheist He Has to Attend Church Services with His Children as Part of Settlement

This is a weird situation… and I wonder if any lawyers in the UK can shed some light on whether this is legal and what, if anything, can be done about it.

Steve, a British atheist, has been told by a judge that, as part of a divorce settlement, he must attend Roman Catholic mass with his kids.

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