An Incredible Interactive Chart of Biblical Contradictions

A few years ago, computer science whiz Chris Harrison created a beautiful visualization linking up every cross reference in the Bible. So, for example, if a verse in the New Testament referred back to a verse in the Old Testament, there was an arc drawn between the two chapters they were in (the vertical lines at the bottom represent the number of verses in that chapter):

Amazing! Turns out there are 63,779 cross references in the Bible (and that many arcs in the image)! If it’s any indication of how complex this image is, the high-resolution version is more than 100MB large.

Now, computer programmer Daniel G. Taylor has taken all that data and turned it into a visual masterpiece.

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I Guess Christian Churches *Are* Sex-Positive…

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Why Should Atheists Care About Their Legacy?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Why should atheists care about their legacy?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next! [Read more...]

Here’s the CNN Segment on Why Millennials Are Leaving Church

Here is the CNN segment from earlier today:

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Judge Rules That Catholic Woman’s Lawsuit Over ‘Ten Commandments’ Badge Can Proceed

You know how some atheists cross out “In God We Trust” on the back of paper money? It’s petty, perhaps, but they’re trying to make a point about church/state separation. But what if they made the argument that they couldn’t use the money because the phrase violated their religious beliefs?

You’d point, laugh, roll your eyes, and tell them to get over it.

That’s the image that went through my mind when I heard about Cynthia Ambrose. The 51-year-old is a devout Roman Catholic who flipped out in the spring of 2011 when the owners of the medical practice she worked at asked all employees to wear name badges that also listed the office rules, known as “Our 10 Commandments,” on the back.

Ambrose said she would wear the badge without that particular title — because there’s only one *true* set of Ten Commandments, of course… — but her bosses gave her a disciplinary notice for “Failure to Comply with new policy and State Law in an unprofessional fashion.” Less than two months later, she was fired for “rescheduling some patients” improperly.

Now, she’s sued her employers claiming they denied her a “reasonable religious accommodation” and fired her in response to her complaining about it.

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