Skepticon Needs You!

The free, massive, amazing Skepticon conference in Springfield, Missouri takes place November 21-23, and registration is still open! (You’ll want to sign up before all the seats fill up, even though there’s no cost.)

Keep in mind that the reason it’s free is because generous atheists are willing to make donations to cover the costs. If you have some spare dollars, please consider chipping in, too!



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Jesus and God Take the #IceBucketChallenge

Turns out Jesus and God took the #IceBucketChallenge (or, I guess, one person took it twice?) and DarkMatters2525 was there to document the whole thing:



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If God Really Loved Atheists, Maybe He’d Stop Ruining Their Adopt-a-Highway Signs

In 2013, the Atheists of Butte County (in California) officially adopted a highway and they’ve cleaned up their two-mile stretch of Highway 99 every month since.

Yesterday, they realized the sign didn’t look the same

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How Not to Be an Atheist Asshole

The folks at Absence of Clothing have some advice for all of us:



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Did You Know the Only People Capable of Being Compassionate Humanitarians are Christians?

One of the benefits to writing on an all-inclusive site about religion like Patheos is that I’m surrounded by several really incredible bloggers. The downside is that some of them say things that are craaaaaaaazy.

Speaking about the Christian missionaries who contracted Ebola, Gene Veith (also a professor at Patrick Henry College) says that they’re doing incredible work. He’s not wrong there — I agree that they delivered much-needed medical care, putting their own lives in jeopardy, even if I have a problem with missionaries who proselytize.

But then he goes on to claim that Christians are the only people who make that sort of sacrifice:

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