Is the Church of England’s Rejection of Women Bishops a Blessing in Disguise?

The governing body of the Church of England, the General Synod, blocked a proposed change in its policy that would have allowed women — already members of the priesthood — from becoming bishops in the church. For the proposed changes to be accepted, two-thirds of the members in each governing body of the church would have had to vote in favor of the change. This was achieved in two of the bodies, the House of Bishops and the House of Clergy, but was narrowly defeated in the House of Laity. So the Church of England will remain with its feet planted firmly in the 19th century for at least another five years.

Good. [Read more...]

Thank You, Malala

You may have heard the tragic (and nearly-fatal) story of Malala Yousafzai, but if you haven’t you owe it to yourself to watch this summary of her story by The Thinking Atheist: [Read more...]

Judge Rules Against Christian Group in Santa Monica; They Cannot Put Up a Nativity Scene on Public Property

Earlier today, I mentioned that a Christian group in Santa Monica, California wanted a judge to give them special treatment so they could put up a Nativity Scene in a public park. The lawsuit was filed after atheists decided they wanted (and received) equal access to the park to put up their own signs.

Now, a judge has ruled against the Christians, saying they don’t get special privileges just because they love the Jesus: [Read more...]

Senator Marco Rubio on the Age of the Earth: ‘I’m Not Sure We’ll Ever Be Able to Answer That’

Senator Marco Rubio is one of the GOP’s bright spots (in their mind, anyway). He’s from Florida (a swing state), he can reach out to Hispanic voters in a way very few Republicans can right now, he’s young, he’s handsome… and when you read a response he gave to reporter Michael Hainey in an interview for GQ, you realize he’s just as intellectually bankrupt as pretty much everyone else in the party. [Read more...]

After Atheists Were Treated Fairly by City Officials, Christians Are Suing to Get Special Privilege

Last year in Santa Monica, California, a lot of people entered a lottery to determine who would get to put up holiday displays in the 21 lots in Palisades Park. As it turned out, a lot of the applicants were atheists. When all was said and done, they won 18 of the 21 spaces. Christians won 2 of the remaining spots and a Jewish person won 1.

These are some of the signs the atheists put up: [Read more...]


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