Should Post-Touchdown Prayers Be Considered ‘Excessive Celebrations’?

Here’s an interesting question from yesterday’s Super Bowl: When the Green Bay Packers’ Nick Collins intercepted the ball and scored a (pretty exciting) touchdown, he got on his knees, threw his hands in the air, and got penalized for it. It was “excessive celebration.” Specifically, the refs said Collins “[went] to the ground after the [Read More...]

Are the New Orleans Hornets a Christian Team?

If you like going to basketball games or watching them on TV, you’re used to hearing the national anthem. But if you’re a fan of the New Orleans Hornets, are you aware of what happens before the anthem is sung? According to Joe Gerrity at Hornets247 (an unofficial fan site): Before each and every Hornets [Read More...]

A Notable Club at the University of Oregon

The BCS championship game between Oregon and Auburn is over but there’s one tangential story worth sharing. The Oregonian had a side-by-side comparison of the two schools in advance of the game… one of the items was “Notable student club/organization” and guess who was mentioned? Go, Alliance of Happy Atheists! Meanwhile, anyone else notice the [Read More...]

Why Did the Detroit Lions Have a Good Month?

Back in November, members of the New Destiny Baptist Church in Detroit came together for an important prayer: They will then travel to Ford Field, link hands and surround the stadium with a human chain of souls seeking intercession on behalf of the once-proud Lions. They were praying for the success of the football team. [Read More...]

I’m An Atheist, but Tucker Carlson’s a Dick

Earlier this week, President Obama called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles to congratulate him on giving I-went-to-jail-because-I-was-involved-in-an-illegal-dog-fighting-ring Michael Vick a second chance to play football. FOX News personality Tucker Carlson wasn’t happy with Obama’s decision and said this on the air: “I’m a Christian… I believe in second chances. But Michael Vick killed dogs… [Read More...]


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