Once Again, an Atheist Blogger Has Been Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

For the third time since the beginning of the year, an atheist writer has been killed in Bangladesh.

Following Dr. Avijit Roy in February and Washiqur Rahman in March, a group of anonymous attackers killed blogger Ananta Bijoy Das yesterday (or late last night, U.S. time) as he walked to work:



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Paraguay Officials Are Prohibiting 10-Year-Old Rape Victim from Having Abortion

In Paraguay, abortion is only legal when the mother’s life is in danger. Which apparently doesn’t cover the risks inherent to being pregnant after being raped… when you’re ten years old… and weigh only 75 pounds.

The story of that anonymous child, five months pregnant after being raped by her stepfather, is causing a stir in the staunchly anti-abortion nation. It’s not hard to see why since the government has completely ruled out abortion as an option for the girl:

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New Children’s Book Chronicles Girl’s Quest to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s Official State Fossil

For a while last year, this was the story that never seemed to end.

Last January, third-grader Olivia McConnell wrote to her state representatives asking them to make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s official state fossil.

After a couple of holdups, it looked like there were no objections and the bill would go through… but the version of the bill that passed through the State House contained a ridiculous amendment:

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Jeb Bush to Liberty University Graduates: Of Course My Christian Faith Dictates How I Govern

Yesterday, Jeb Bush, the Republican who’s supposed to be one of the more moderate candidates for the party’s Presidential nomination, gave the commencement address at the late Jerry Falwell‘s Liberty University and told the audience that the separation of church and state would be an afterthought if he were elected.



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Would Christians Want to Live in a Country Run by the Biblical God?

DarkMatter2525 asks a simple question: Would those who say they want to spend eternity with God be willing to vote for a theocracy run by Him?



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