After Brazilian TV Host’s Anti-Atheist Rant, Court Orders Network to Play Religious Freedom PSA 72 Times

In July of 2010, José Luiz Datena, the host of Brasil Urgente, a primetime show in Brazil, reported on a crime in which a child was murdered… which made him go on an anti-atheist rant, because surely an atheist committed the evil act.

At one point, he even asked his producers to run a call-in poll on whether or not viewers believed in god, presumably hoping the pro-God results would convince atheists to adopt the majority stance. He then made up excuses when atheists crashed the poll.

Make sure the subtitles are on when you watch the video. A few screenshots are below:



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After Three Atheist Writers Are Killed in Bangladesh, Another Target is Brought to Safety in the U.S.

A few weeks ago, when atheist blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was brutally killed in Bangladesh, fellow activist Taslima Nasrin (below) mourned the loss and lamented how Bangladesh seemed to be worse than Pakistan (which was known for this sort of faith-based carnage).

Someone responded to her on Twitter with this not-so-veiled threat:

That person was referring to a list of Islamic critics targeted by radical Muslims:

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Wealthy Indian Becomes Humble Monk During $15,000,000 Ceremony

Among the many things I remember from my days in the Jain religion was its philosophy of non-possessiveness (Aparigraha). You’re not supposed to be materialistic. As much as possible, you should try to live a frugal life.

So when Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi (below), who oversaw a billion-dollar plastics company, said he was going to become a Jain monk, a quiet simple ceremony to mark the occasion should have done the trick.

Instead, he opted for a lavish party costing more than 100 crore (well over $15 million USD):



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Here’s What Megyn Kelly Should Ask Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar During Their Interview

Fox News announced this weekend that Megyn Kelly would conduct the first interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar since it became publicly known that their eldest son Josh molested four of his sisters (and an additional girl) when he was younger.

The interview is scheduled to air Wednesday night.

Since Fox News always takes its programming notes from atheists, here are several questions I’d love to see Kelly ask the Duggars:

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Outgoing Nigerian President Bans Female Genital Mutilation in One of His Last Acts in Office

In March, Nigeria decided not to re-elect Goodluck Jonathan to another term as President. But he’s making the most of his final days in office, getting the government to pass a ban on female genital mutilation in the country:



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