Don’t Cross That Line

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Why Aren’t Atheists Tithing?

Take a guess: What percent of all adults tithe? What percent of all adults give 10% or more of their income to a church or non-profit group? It’s not a huge amount. Just 5%, according to the latest research by the Barna Group. Who gives more to churches and/or non-profits? Among the most generous segments [Read More...]

Two Things I Love

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and The Onion. They’ll join forces this Saturday when The Onion‘s editor-in-chief Scott Dikkers is interviewed by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor on FFRF’s radio show. The podcast will be available later in the weekend. Speaking of Dan Barker, the co-president of FFRF will be in Chicago tomorrow (Sunday) [Read More...]

Religious Earmarks Take Away Nearly $30,000,000 of Federal Money

Earmarks are “congressional provisions directing approved funds to be spent on specific projects.” In other words, legislators can direct federal money to pet projects (usually in their cities or states). The Secular Coalition for America reviewed 24 Congressional appropriations committee reports from the fiscal year 2008. They found over 140 earmarks that are “constitutionally suspect.” [Read More...]

Faith-Based Homicide

The tragic story of Madeline Kara Neumann never needed to happen. She’s the 11-year-old girl who needed medical help for her ketoacidosis but got prayer instead. Thanks to her ignorant parents, she’s dead. Charges against the parents are pending. The girl’s parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, attributed the death to “apparently they didn’t have enough [Read More...]