Can You Be a Good Skeptic and Believe in God?

Mister Deity says of course you can:

Relax, he says, there are Catholics who use birth control, too.

Here’s the more entertaining question: Are there more skeptics who believe in some higher power, or more atheists who are poor skeptics?

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She’s Trying to Help Westboro Baptist Church Members Escape and Start a New Life

A few months ago, I interviewed Lauren Drain, a former member of Westboro Baptist Church (a.k.a. The “God Hates Fags” people).

Drain had just written a book about her time in the hate group called Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church:

Now, Drain has a new mission: Helping others escape the church just like she did. She started a GoFundMe campaign aiming to raise $20,000 for the project (emphasis hers):

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A Christian Website Has Discovered r/NoFap

The Christian website LifeSiteNews has discovered a fascinating breed of Redditors who have sworn off masturbation (as long as they can, anyway), They do it (or don’t, I should say) for a variety of reasons, including religious beliefs, getting higher testosterone counts, and fighting back against the business of pornography:

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Christian Columnist Really Believes Magicians Can Levitate… Because of Satan

I suppose someone who’s gullible enough to believe the stories in the Bible can’t be blamed for believing that magic is real…

But screw it: Pastor Dan Delzell thinks magic is real.

First, take a look at this video featuring the magician Dynamo:

Cool trick. I couldn’t tell you exactly how he did it, but that’s precisely what makes it a neat illusion.

Here’s Delzell’s take on it:

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Why I’m Excited About #SSAEast

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series discusses why I’m so excited about this weekend’s Secular Student Alliance conference:

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...]