Updated: Who’s Coming to Rick Perry’s Pray-a-Thon?

Texas Governor Rick Perry has invited all 49 other governors to join him for a massive, worthless pray-in. Who’s in and who’s out? Out: California’s Governor Jerry Brown. Florida’s Governor Rick Scott. (Though he “will declare Aug. 6 a day of prayer” in his state.) Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal. Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels (due to [Read More...]


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Christian Network Tells TV Host: Do Not Criticize Christians We Like

I’ll be the first to admit I watch those Christian TV shows that always seem to pop up when nothing else is on — there’s no better form of entertainment. One of my favorites is Jack van Impe because he talks about current events while spouting out every Bible verse he can think of that [Read More...]


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Australian Atheists Refused Billboard Space

The Atheist Foundation of Australia wanted to put up this billboard in most states to encourage atheists to mark “No Religion” on the 2011 census (thereby taking some federal money away from religious groups): They paid Billboards Australia a deposit and signed a contract. The company is now backtracking, saying they won’t put up the [Read More...]


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Can We Really Change Anyone’s Mind?

There’s an article making the rounds regarding “The Backfire Effect.” It argues that “When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.” At least at it pertains to us, when we argue about religion with theists, their defenses tend to go up, and they may become even more religious in the [Read More...]


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Why Did Amazon.com Get Rid of the Atheism Section?

A while back, in order to find books about atheism on Amazon, you could click through the following links: Amazon –> Books –> Religion & Spirituality –> Spirituality –> Atheism (You could argue that atheism doesn’t belong in a Spirituality section — and you’d be right — but that’s another debate.) Now, the atheism section [Read More...]


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