We Were All Wrong; The True God is Polynesian

portadosfundos, a Brazilian comedy group on YouTube, recently released a sketch about a Catholic woman who dies and discovers she was wrong about God. In less than a week, it’s racked up over 2,000,000 views.

Watch it (with subtitles) and see why:

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Did a Student Really Get Suspended For Refusing to ‘Stomp on Jesus’?

Three weeks ago, Florida Atlantic University student Ryan Rotela was suspended from his Intercultural Communication class for refusing to step on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” on it. It’s sort of an odd story, so we’re going to go through it and try to get to the bottom of what really happened.

According to Rotela himself, this is how the story went down:

His professor, Dr. Deandre Poole, asked all of the students to take out a piece of paper and write “JESUS” in big letters.

Poole then asked the students to put the paper on the floor and stomp on it.

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Bangladesh Atheist Bloggers Are Getting Censored and Threatened

It’s not easy being an atheist blogger in Bangladesh. Last month, we heard that riots occurred there over things written on the Internet (where, apparently, you can only say things in support of Muhammad).

The bloggers were subject to calls for their execution for having blasphemed online. One blogger was, in fact, brutally killed for what he wrote.

And now the government is finally taking action.

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This Book’s Plot Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense!

As far as book reviews go, I have to admit: this one really captures the essence of its subject:

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Teresa MacBain, a Pastor-Turned-Atheist, Celebrates Her One Year ‘Coming Out’ Anniversary

One year ago, for the first time in her life, Teresa MacBain told the assembled crowd at the American Atheists Convention that she didn’t believe in God… and this is what happened:

I didn’t know anything at all about you [atheists]. I had never seen your faces. You were just “those people.” And I was the one on the right track. And you were the ones that were gonna burn in hell… and I’m happy to say as I stand before you right now, I’m gonna burn with you!

Teresa founded the Clergy Project (for other pastors who were questioning faith or had secretly become atheists), later became the Public Relations Director for American Atheists, and now serves as the executive director of the Humanists of Florida Association.

Quite a run for an ex-pastor.

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