The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People Tackles Religion

The team at Above Average created this helpful guide to people who may encounter an atheist (though it also takes some fun shots at our side, too):

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Christian Video Game Developers Blame Satan for Their Failures

Earlier this year, a group of Creationists at Phoenix Interactive Studios went to Kickstarter to raise funds for a video game called “Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham.” It was to be an action role-playing game where you were a part of Abraham’s posse, traveling along as he goes on his quest.

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Judge Halts Christian Prayers at Carroll County (Maryland) Board of Commissioners Meetings

Last May, the Appignani Humanist Legal Center of the American Humanist Association sued Carroll County, Maryland because its Board of Commissioners’ public meetings often began with “Commissioner-delivered sectarian prayers.”

These prayers weren’t just non-denominational. They were plainly endorsing Christianity. See if you can figure out how I know that:

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How Upset Should We Be About the Notary Public Who Refused to Sign Documents for American Atheists?

When American Atheists’ Amanda Knief and Dave Silverman went to a local TD Bank branch in Cranford, New Jersey to get a few documents notarized — as they’d done many times before — they encountered an unusual obstacle, as Knief noted in a Facebook post:

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Why Haven’t Evangelical Christian Leaders Learned Their Lesson Yet?

Here’s Focus on the Family President Jim Daly in 2011, responding to an interview question about whether evangelicals were winning over the younger generation when it came to same-sex marriage:

We’re losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don’t know if that’s going to change with a little more age — demographers would say probably not. We’ve probably lost that. I don’t want to be extremist here, but I think we need to start calculating where we are in the culture.

Here’s Daly, days later, doubling down on those same points:

What I was trying to say in that interview, when the question was asked about the younger generation, is you can’t deny the stats. So when you’re looking at that and they’re saying 65 to 70 percent of those under 40 or 35 — I can’t remember exactly — support same-sex marriage, if that does not change within that community as they become 50 and 60, yeah it’s over.

And here’s Daly yesterday, responding to World Vision U.S.’s statement that it “made a mistake” and would be reversing its decision to hire gay, married Christians:

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