Tim LaHaye, Co-Author of the Left Behind Series, Has Died

Tim LaHaye, the evangelical Christian author whose Left Behind series sold tens of millions of copies (and led to one god-awful Nicolas Cage movie), has died following a stroke. He was 90 years old.

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Former Orthodox Jew Commits Suicide After Her Still-Devout Daughters Refuse All Contact With Her

Last Sunday, 50-year-old Esti Weinstein was found dead inside her car near the city of Ashdod in Israel. Her suicide note referenced the fact that she had left ultra-Orthodox Judaism eight years ago, a decision that led nearly all of her seven adult daughters to cut ties with their mother completely.

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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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After Battle With Terminal Illness, “Heaven Over Hospital” Child Dies at Home (As She Requested)

A terminally ill five-year-old who said she wouldn’t want to go to the hospital if things got really bad passed away this week. Julianna Snow died in her home, surrounded by the people she loved.

But was it unfair for her parents to tell her that her choices were “Heaven” or “hospital”? A lot of critics say so.

I’m not buying it.



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Atheist Group Will Offer Free Secular Memorial Services for Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims

Members of the Central Florida Freethought Community have spent the past couple of days trying to figure out what they could do to help people affected by the recent mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. They knew they could make donations and give blood, but was there anything unique they could bring to the table to help people?

Yes there was. While we’re all aware that the shooter was Muslim, we haven’t heard much about the religious beliefs of the 49 victims. Given that they were obviously LGBT individuals or allies, there’s reason to believe many of them were non-religious.

And that’s why CFFC will be offering free secular memorial services for their families:

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