A Child Died of Meningitis After Receiving a Sham Treatment; A Jury Just Found His Parents Guilty

In March of 2012, 19-month-old Ezekiel Stephan died of meningitis — a disease involving the inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord. Very serious problem. The condition can sometimes be treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs, but even then, it’s a long shot for full recovery.

What’s appalling is what his parents did as he was suffering. And now a jury has found them guilty of negligence.


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Ken Ham Thinks People Mock Him Because They Don’t Understand Creationism

Last night, Creationist Ken Ham tweeted this remarkably misguided message:


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Jamie Raskin, An Openly Humanist U.S. House Candidate from Maryland, Just Won His Primary

While the focus of U.S. politics tonight is on Donald Trump‘s sweep over his Republican rivals, and Hillary Clinton‘s continued dominance over Bernie Sanders, there’s one race that may have slipped under the radar of atheists.

In Maryland, State Senator Jamie Raskin just won his primary for the U.S. House:


Why is that relevant?

Raskin could become the next (and only) openly non-theistic member of Congress. And tonight, he overcame his biggest hurdle.

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Want to Trick People Into Believing You’re a Doctor? Then Buy a “Pastoral Medicine” Degree

Want an easy way to trick people? Just put random letters after your name as if you have an advanced degree and see how many people fall for it.

That’s what the Pastoral Medical Association seems to be doing. Unlike getting an MD or RN after your name, you don’t have to hold a specialized grad school degree to obtain your PSC.D or D.PSc degree (for pastoral care). You just have to pay them some cash and agree with their principles.


And if you acquire those credentials, what does it mean?

Basically nothing. But some patients will still take your advice seriously. And that’s the problem.

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Christians of America, Here Are Four More Reasons Not To Put “In God We Trust” On Our Currency

Atheist attorney Michael Newdow has long attempted to get “In God We Trust” removed from U.S. currency, trying to employ as his tools both the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

But there are other, less legalistic reasons to strike religious verbiage from the nation’s coins and bills, says Redditor ENTeePJ. What’s more, those reasons might even strike Christians as halfway convincing.


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