Norway Abolishes National Church

In an unprecedented move this week, the Norwegian Parliament voted unanimously to abolish the national Church. Considering that 72% of the population (3.6 million people) are non-believers, it may not be a very surprising move, but it’s still noteworthy. Before the parade starts, though, it turns out that this isn’t a complete separation of the [Read More…]

Catholic Organizations Sue Government Over Healthcare

On Monday, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington D.C. joined other Catholic organizations to sue the U.S. Government over a new healthcare law mandating them to provide employees with access to contraception as part of their health insurance. The lawsuit cites the First Amendment guaranteeing protection of religion. There are already provisions in the law which [Read More…]

Bill Donohue is So Mad at The Daily Show

I am a massive fan of Jon Stewart‘s The Daily Show.  I try to catch every episode, and I think Stewart is consistently on point and relevant.   Shockingly, the Catholic League and I do not agree on this. On April 16th, The Daily Show featured an amazing send-up of Fox News Channel’s protest of the term “War [Read More…]

Beating the Dead Horse of Sexism in Secularism

Sexism in the secular movement is a topic that seems to forever be a topic of discussion. I hate to add to the cacophony of voices speaking out, but after having read this piece over at Freethought Blogs by Stephanie Zvan, I feel compelled to share my thoughts. Zvan’s post discussed how many female skeptics, [Read More…]

Watch Those Hands, Dude Coming Out of the Bible

Tony Jones at Theoblogy points out that this image is making the Christian rounds on Facebook: The word of God gets weirder by the day… Apparently, it never occurred to them that humans are capable of hugging each other. (Then again, we *are* talking about the people who do side hugs…) Tony also throws out [Read More…]


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