‘Atheism is Religion Like Abstinence is a Sex Position’

On Real Time last night, Bill Maher responded to Alain de Botton‘s claim that atheists ought to create temples (without actually saying his name or the temple idea) by ranting about how atheism is nothing like a religion: “We’re not two sides of the same coin, and you don’t get to put your unreason up [Read More…]

State Congressperson Debates Dan Barker on ‘Year of the Bible’ Resolution

Pennsylvania State Rep. Rick Saccone recently introduced House Resolution 535, declaring 2012 the “Year of the Bible” in the state. Recently, Ernest Perce had Saccone on his show, “The Atheist’s Perspective on News and Events.” He also brought on FFRF’s Dan Barker You *know* that debate was all sorts of heated… I haven’t had a [Read More…]

Florida Senate Bill 98 Would Allow Graduation Prayers at Public Schools

In Florida, Senate Bill 98 would give school boards permission to allow “an inspirational message to be delivered by students at a student assembly.” In other words, instead of banning such practices outright, this bill would allow a school to let students vote on whether or not a prayer could be delivered at a graduation. [Read More…]

Low Pay for Teachers is an Example of ‘Biblical Principles’

If you want an example of the problems of applying a 2,000-3,000-year-old text to modern life, look no further than Alabama State Senator Shadrack McGill. Alana Horowitz with the Huffington Post reports: “Teachers need to make the money that they need to make,” McGill said, according to the Times-Journal. “If you double a teacher’s pay [Read More…]

Christian Girls Who Say Sh*tuff

Hi. Come here often? I do, but I’m new to contributing. I’m Mary. Mary DeJesus. A quick bit about me before we move on to more exciting things. I consider myself a Christian in the sense that I follow the teachings of Jesus, do believe he is the son of God and was the ultimate [Read More…]