The Rise of Ateeism

Remember when Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke about his religious beliefs and threw atheism under the bus? At one point, he said: …It’s odd that the word “atheist” even exists! I don’t play golf. Is there a word for non-golf-players? Do non-golf-players gather and strategize? Turns out some clever soul created a sub-Reddit for nongolfers… and [Read More…]

How Reliable is the New Testament?

In 2010, Bible critic Dr. Bart Ehrman (author of Misquoting Jesus) debated New Testament scholar Craig Evans (author of Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence) on the reliability of the New Testament. The full debate is here, but reader Brian Wilson compiled some of Ehrman’s best points against Biblical literalism in the video below: [Read More…]

The Dark Side of the Good News Club

If you’re unaware of what the “Good News Club” teaches children, and you haven’t read Katherine Stewart‘s eye-opening book The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children, then sit down for 20 minutes and watch this video by IntrinsicDignity (on fullscreen mode): I said 20 minutes because you need the last [Read More…]

Literacy Coach Encouraged Students to Cut Themselves to Get Rid of the Demons

The right way to teach students about demons: Tell them they don’t exist. The wrong way to teach students about demons: Have them cut themselves to release the demons from their bodies. That’s what Danielle Harkins did to kids she tutored at the Lealman Asian Neighborhood Family Center in Florida. Detectives said that two students [Read More…]

Edward Tarte Gets a Catholic Priest to Pray for Two Very Sick Dogs

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