Arkansas High School Where Principal Asked Colleagues to Become “Prayer Warriors” with Her Now Has an Atheist Club

The City Wire‘s Ryan Saylor writes about the Secular Student Alliance group at Van Buren High School in Arkansas — the first of its kind in the state:



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Singing Nun Covers “Like a Virgin”

Sister Cristina Scuccia, a nun who won Season Two of the Italian version of The Voice this past June, just released the first video for her upcoming album… and it’s a cover of Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin.”

Well played, Sister…



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About Those Ads…

I know you’re all annoyed by the autoplay video ads on this site… and if you’re reading this on an iPhone, you’ve probably been redirected to the App store by now.

A few comments about that:

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There Are Still Christian Schools with This Awful Fire Safety Policy

Last year, I posted about the awful fire safety policy at one fundamentalist Christian college. If a fire alarm rang, even in the middle of the night, women were required to change into a skirt before they went outside. Not having the ability to just run out in pajamas could, of course, cost them valuable seconds in the case of an emergency.

I hear those policies have since changed at places like Pensacola Christian College and Bob Jones University, but Darrell at Stuff Fundies Like just posted a screenshot from Instagram of two young ladies at a similar school where a similar policy is still in place:



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Is Christianity Beneficial or Harmful to Society?

Christopher Hitchens memorably wrote about why God Is Not Great. Now, John W. Loftus has compiled a new anthology building off of that premise and showing us why faith is far from a virtue.

In his book, Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails, Loftus and a panel of experts (including Peter Boghossian, Victor J. Stenger, and Annie Laurie Gaylor) write about why the problem with religion isn’t just a fringe group of believers, but faith itself.

In the excerpt below, Loftus answers the question: “Is Christianity beneficial or harmful to society?”

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