A Better Life Without Belief in God

A few years ago, Chris Johnson released a multimedia book about atheists called A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God. Chris also made a film featuring some of the atheists in the book and he’s been touring with it for the past year. Seth Andrews recently caught up with him to talk about the project:

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Christopher Hitchens is “Dead and Gone,” Sings Band in Song Honoring His Legacy

A band called The Iron Boot Scrapers sang a tribute to the late Christopher Hitchens at the recent Brighton (UK) Fringe festival. Because it’s never too late to honor those you respect.

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Every New Copy of Richard Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker Will Have a Unique Cover

If you read Richard Dawkins‘ 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, then you might remember that he created a computer program to simulate how evolution works. His “biomorphs” ultimately evolved in ways he couldn’t have anticipated — and that helped him explain the power of natural selection.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of that book’s publication, Penguin Books just reissued The Blind Watchmaker and they did something really incredible with the covers.

They created their own version of Dawkins’ evolution program in order to create a unique biomorph for the cover of every single book.

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Shouldn’t It Be Obvious That All Superheroes Are Fictional?

Here’s an entertaining thought experiment: If I told you there was a man with supernatural powers, who people looked to in times of need, who was thought of as a savior, who was immortalized in books and films, and who had scores of enemies, would you say this person was real or fictional?

Superman is fictional. Catwoman is fictional. The X-Men are fictional.

But when the superhero is Jesus, suddenly everyone thinks he’s real.

That’s the premise of a documentary called Batman & Jesus. It’ll be out next year, but the trailer is up right now:

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In This Lovely Short Film, a 90-Year-Old Atheist Eats Bacon for the First Time

In a delightful 9-minute film by Sol Friedman, we meet a 90-year-old woman named Razie who happens to be an atheist. She was raised Jewish, but when she began exploring the internet later in life, she “quickly became fascinated by The Google” and stumbled upon Christopher Hitchens. Her faith didn’t have a chance after that.

But one of the relics of her religious upbringing is that she’s never eaten bacon in her life. Bacon & God’s Wrath follows Razie as she prepares to take her first bite.

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