Physicist Sean Carroll Explains Why There’s No Life After Death

Last October, physicist Sean Carroll received the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Emperor Has No Clothes Award,” given to someone not afraid to speak the truth about a subject others are misinformed about. His acceptance speech just went up online and it’s a joy to watch:



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New York Fire Department with “Happy Birthday Jesus” Sign Out Front May Now Have Company: A Festivus Pole

The Utica Fire Department Station 4 (in New York) already has a sign out front saying “Happy Birthday Jesus”…

… but it may finally have some company: A Festivus pole:

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Franklin County (Indiana) Officials Will Take Down Courthouse Nativity Scene Sooner Than Expected

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that there was a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.

But what you need to know is that the display is owned by the Town of Brookville and sits on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.



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Atheist Banner in Front of Georgia Courthouse Gets Torn Down

Yesterday, I posted about the Nativity scene in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia. The Freedom From Religion Foundation had successfully put up a non-religious banner next to it a few days ago:

It didn’t take long for that banner to be torn down:

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Montgomery (Louisiana) Officials Receive Warning Not to Promote Christianity in Future Holiday Celebrations

Last week, I posted about a peculiar posting on the Facebook page for the town of Montgomery, Louisiana. It was for their annual Christmas celebration and featured a possibly-illegal tagline:

As I asked then: Why is the city not-so-subtly talking about how it’ll make sure this is a Christian celebration? Are non-Christians not allowed to participate in the event? What kind of “Fellowship” are they talking about? And why is the banner image for the celebration a great big Nativity scene?

This was an event better suited for a church, not city hall.

Yesterday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a warning letter to the mayor and city council members.

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