Lead Singer of The Killers: Richard Dawkins Should ‘Do His Research’ on Mormonism

Thing I did not know: Brandon Flowers, the lead singer of The Killers, is Mormon. Thing I did know: Richard Dawkins is not. It takes a while to get going, but watch Dawkins deliver the smackdown to Flowers on the Norwegian-Swedish talk show “Skavlan,” around the 7:07 mark in the first video: (Thanks to MegaZeus [Read More...]

Ken Ham Challenges Bill Nye to a Debate

Bill Nye made a video advocating for evolution. The Creation Museum made videos responding to Nye… and now Ken Ham is throwing down an imaginary gauntlet: … Dr. [Georgia] Purdom stated to the Christian Post, [an evolution-creation debate] “could be held at a public university, using an impartial moderator. I would think that someone as [Read More...]

Christian Right Leader: The Secular Coalition for America Wants to Take Away Christians’ First Amendment Rights

After the Secular Coalition for America announced it would be expanding into Washington, D.C., Tom McClusky of the D.C.-based Family Research Council had some choice words for them: “The national group already seems to want to make sure that those with religious beliefs don’t get the first amendment rights that are granted to them,” Tom [Read More...]

Is There a Market for Godless Merchandise?

Karen E. Klein at Bloomberg BusinessWeek asks whether businesses that court atheist consumers have any staying power, noting that we’re nothing compared to the Christian marketplace: Retailers who cater to evangelical Christians with items including books, apparel, gifts, and Bibles represent $4.63 billion annually, according to the Association for Christian Retail. Those who sell to [Read More...]

What Political Party Best Represents Atheists?

Correct answer: Not the Republicans. Obviously. Correct answer: Not the Democrats. Unfortunately. Correct answer: Whatever third party that you care about that no one else cares about. Back to the Democrats, though. They’re all about the inclusion of God in their platform (even if it’s mild) and the expansion of the office of faith-based initiatives. [Read More...]


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