We should all celebrate the two year anniversary of the release of pseudohistorian David Barton‘s book The Jefferson Lies, which was pulled from the shelves by his Christian publishers for containing too many lies, by reading Chris Rodda‘s wonderful summary of what’s happened since then.
Idaho’s Largest School District Removes Award-Winning Book from Curriculum in Part Because It Mocks Jesus
Here’s what you need to know about Sherman Alexie‘s novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:
It’s won a ridiculous number of prestigious awards since being published in 2007.
Every kid you know who’s read it has loved it.
A couple of parents in Idaho have convinced a local school board — representing the largest school district in the state — to remove the book from its curriculum because it’s too “obscene” for them.
Now, she’s written a complete guide to atheist parenting. It’s called Growing Up Godless and it’s full of nearly 100 short essays on tackling the various obstacles atheist parents face in a predominantly religious world.
In the excerpt below, Mitchell talks about how to discipline your children when they’re not raised to believe God is watching over them:
Did Atheist Author Barbara Ehrenreich Have a Pretty Brain Fart, or Did She Truly Experience ‘A Wild God’?
So when Bart Ehrman‘s latest book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee was being written, his publishers were thinking ahead about what the critics would say.
Ehrman’s book argues that Jesus of Nazareth didn’t “become” God in the eyes of his followers until well after his crucifixion — and even that meant something very different from what Christians believe today. It’s a controversial idea (which is no surprise to anyone who has read Ehrman’s previous books) and his publishers knew that Christian authors would be itching to counter his claims. So they took the unusual step of publishing a rebuttal book at the same time.