Ask Richard: Songwriter Famous for Christian Music is Secretly an Atheist

Dear Richard, I’m an atheist, and although I’ve only been reading The Friendly Atheist for a couple of months, I suspect my situation is unique: I’m actually famous, literally, for the Christian music I used to write and perform. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the son of a conservative, Christian pastor. I began [Read More...]

Hit Song Gets Censored For Lyric About Not Believing in God

Check out the first few lines in the hit song “Breakeven” by the band The Script: I’m still alive but I’m barely breathin’ Just prayed to a god that I don’t believe in ‘Cause I got time while she got freedom ‘Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don’t break even Catchy. Cute. You get [Read More...]

What is a Fatwa?

Years ago, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam (the man who ironically sang “Peace Train”) wanted Salman Rushdie to die because of his book The Satanic Verses and the fatwa issued on his life. Because of that, a member of the Australian Parliament, Peter Kavanagh, wants him banned from performing a concert in the country. “Yusuf has evaded [Read More...]

Morgan Freeman Tells CNN Anchor He is Not a “Man of God”

Actor Morgan Freeman had an interesting interview on CNN this morning, as he was talking about his new show “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” He correct the anchor who refers to him as a “man of god” and tells her he’s a “man of faith” — faith in science (the segment begins at the [Read More...]

Badass Darwin is Pretty Cool

Everyone’s going to show this movie in their science classes, right? (via Funny or Die) [Read more...]


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