Shit Christians Say to Atheists

Some people hate the meme, but I feel left out. Someone make this happen! I’ll even get you started (with help from the folks on Twitter): “You’re an atheist? But you’re so nice!” “Do you believe in Satan?” “Your life must be bleak and meaningless.” “So why do you even bother to live?” “You were [Read More…]

Memo to Indiana Republicans: Reciting the Lord’s Prayer in School Won’t Make Students Better Citizens

Three Republican state senators in Indiana have a plan to fix public education in the state: Have someone recite the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of every school day. Really. It’s Senate Bill No. 25 (PDF): In order that each student recognize the importance of spiritual development in establishing character and becoming a good citizen, [Read More…]

Jessica Ahlquist Has Won Her Lawsuit!

***Update 2***: Additional updates can be found here. … ***Update 1***: The 40-page decision from U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux can be read here (PDF). Highlights: The Court rules that Plaintiff [Ahlquist] has standing in this matter and rules in her favor on the merits of this dispute. The Court also orders the [Read More…]

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Do Tebow and Bieber Make It Cool to Be Christian?

Jo Piazza at FOX News wonders: are prominent, outspoken Christians like Tim Tebow and Justin Bieber making Christianity more appealing to kids? It’s no great leap to say that children and teens admire and emulate figures like Bieber, fellow musician Demi Lovato, and Tebow. In a culture that values piety as a signifier of moral [Read More…]