GOP Congressman, a Leader in the House Science Committee, Admits He Didn’t Vaccinate His Children

Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk made a startling admission during a town hall meeting last week.

He told the crowd that he didn’t bother vaccinating his children (1:26:40)



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Launching Today: A Hotline for Those Who Need Someone To Talk To About Their Religious Doubts

It was almost a year and a half ago when I first mentioned the Hotline Project on this site. We know becoming an atheist rarely happens overnight — for many of us, it’s the result of a lot of introspection or conversations with trusted friends. But what happens when you don’t have anyone to talk to? What if you’re a church-goer who doesn’t really have any non-religious friends? What if you’re a teenager whose parents are very religious? What if you’re a pastor?

That’s where The Hotline Project comes in.

It was started by the folks at Recovering from Religion and it offers a single phone number where anyone having religious doubts can call in to talk to a trained, trusted individual.



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Here’s How You Can See All the Colors of That Stupid Dress

If you’ve been online in the past hour or two, you’ve undoubtedly seen this picture:

What colors do you see in that dress?

I see white and gold. My wife sees black and blue.

My wife is clearly wrong. (As are all the other people who seem to see colors that just aren’t there…)

While the jury is still out on what exactly is happening, there is a simple way you can see the other colors.

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Creepy Christian Father Explains the Rules of Dating to His Daughter

Sex advice from your parents is bad enough.

It’s even more awkward when it comes from a creepy Christian dad who says things like, “Sex may be fun. But now sex can kill.”



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Humanist’s Remarks at Interfaith Gathering Focus on Chapel Hill Shootings

Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, was recently invited to join Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s inaugural Interfaith Advisory Task Force. Regardless of how you feel about interfaith work or the need for such a task force in the first place, I’m glad he had a seat at the table.

Epstein gave the closing remarks at their meeting last night and I thought his words, referencing the recent shootings in Chapel Hill, were worth restating here:

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