A New Low for Creationists

Doug Batchelor may be the World’s Worst Creationist. Which is saying quite a bit given his competition:

I started to type out the crazy things he was saying… until I realized I was transcribing his whole talk. Just watch and be worried that about half of all Americans agree with him.

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Do You Have a Moral Obligation to Come Out as an Atheist?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Do you have a moral obligation to come out as an atheist?

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...]

Democrat Ed Markey, Massachusetts’ Next Senator, Earned an ‘A’ Grade from the Secular Coalition for America

Earlier tonight, Ed Markey (D) beat Gabriel Gomez (R) in a race to take over John Kerry‘s Senate seat in Massachusetts.

Markey, who’s been a Representative for the state since 1976, earned a grade of C on the Secular Coalition for America’s congressional scorecard in 2011.

More recently, however, when the SCA put out a scorecard just for this special Senate election (PDF), they gave him (and his opponent) an A:

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That Awkward Moment When You Accidentally Scuff the Car Door of the Christian Next To You…

That’s some passive-aggressive note-writing there… “You accidentally grazed my car’s door handle and most people would just let that go without incident, but I’m annoying, so I’m going to forgive you LIKE JESUS WOULD!”

Someone, please add that to the Giant List of Things That Have Never Converted Anybody to Christianity.

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CNN Covers Godless Congregation in Massachusetts

They’re popping up everywhere. Dan Merica at CNN covers Greg Epstein‘s congregation, part of the Humanist Community at Harvard University (HCH):

A longtime advocate for community building, Epstein and his group of atheists have begun to build their Cambridge community and solemnize its Sunday meetings to resemble a traditional religious service.

To Epstein, religion is not all bad, and there is no reason to reject its helpful aspects.

“My point to my fellow atheists is, why do we need to paint things with such a broad brush? We can learn from the positive while learning how to get rid of the negative,” he said.

For Epstein, who started community-building at Harvard nearly 10 years ago, the idea of a godless congregation is not an oxymoron.

“We decided recently that we want to use the word congregation more and more often because that is a word that strongly evokes a certain kind of community — a really close knit, strong community that can make strong change happen in the world,” he said.

“It doesn’t require and it doesn’t even imply a specific set of beliefs about anything.”

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