Well, He Does Work in an Industry Where They Say ‘Oh God’ a Lot…

Some wise words from someone not usually known for his religious musings:

… Maybe we [the Jews] were wrong, but God is way too nice and too benevolent to punish kids for being wrong.

Christians say that if you don’t accept Jesus as your savior, you don’t go to heaven. That’s kind of mean. What if God says, instead, “It’s not a kid’s fault that they were born into the wrong thing, so I’ll teach them about me when they get to heaven.”

So then I took that a step further to Buddha, Confucius, and other faiths, and thought, What if you pray to them diligently so that, on the day you die, at least somebody is going to be there [that you recognize].

And guess who made that comment?

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Is It Really Courageous to Wear a Christian T-Shirt in Texas?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how courageous it really is to wear a Christian t-shirt in Texas (Hint: Not very):

You can read more about this story here.

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!

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Patrick Henry College (‘God’s Harvard’) Accused of Brushing Off Reports of Sexual Assault on Campus

Just a couple of weeks after Bob Jones University told the ministry Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) that its services wouldn’t be needed anymore in investigating instances of sexual abuse on campus, another fundamentalist school is in the spotlight now for pretty much the same awful reason.

At Patrick Henry College (below), a private Christian school that sends a disproportionate number of graduates into political fields and has been dubbed “God’s Harvard,” it appears that reports of sexual abuse have not been taken seriously even after female students step forward with their stories.

Kiera Feldman has the harrowing story in New Republic:

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Pro-Life Atheist Speaks to College Group, but Not Without Some Controversy

Last week, atheist Kelsey Hazzard, who runs the group Secular Pro-Life, was scheduled to speak at the University of Georgia to the members of Students for Life about the secular case against abortion.

Which apparently left vandals in a state of confusion because it’s not very often that the worlds of atheism and abortion collide in this way. I’m not sure if it was the Christian side or pro-choice side that was more upset about it, but someone felt compelled enough to destroy the posters:

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This is a Powerful Way to Combat a Christian Speaker at Your University

Last week, Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias spoke at the University of Pennsylvania. The event, sponsored by local Pastor Aaron Campbell and not a campus Christian group, had been in the works for years.

How would you respond to that even if you were an atheist on campus?

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