Christian Group Executes Santa

Repent Amarillo, a Christian extremist group with a crazy website, has a Christmas message for everyone. It involves Santa Claus getting shot at by a firing squad: Of course, as they say in the video, this is all in good fun. They abhor violence. (Can’t you tell?) It was alllllll a fun little joke. That [Read More…]

4 in 10 Americans Are Completely Delusional About Evolution

According to a new poll from Gallup, 40% of Americans believe in strict Creationism — that a god created us in our present form under 10,000 years ago. Amazingly, this represents an improvement over past years when the number was 44% (2008) and 46% (2006). Meanwhile, the number of people who live in reality is [Read More…]

Ricky Gervais’ Atheistic Holiday Message

I don’t know what prompted a Wall Street Journal blog of all places to print this, but I’m thrilled they did. Comedian Ricky Gervais has an essay on why he became an atheist, what that means for him, and how he has to deal with theists who confront him about it: I was sitting at [Read More…]

A Compromise on Taxing Churches?

Reader Chas wants to get your ideas about a way to tax churches: I had an employee several years ago who belonged to a pretty liberal church. Somehow the topic came up that their church building needed some work and in debating their budget the church elders compromised and decided they would do the work [Read More…]

The Importance of Failure

During The Amazing Meeting 7 (in 2009), Adam Savage from Mythbusters spoke about the importance of his failures and how they shaped him. JREF has now put the video online: Any particular timestamps you’d recommend watching? … If you’re a JREF supporter, by the way, they’re currently in the middle of a fundraising drive called [Read More…]