A Conversation with Former NFL Punter and ‘Cheerful Agnostic’ Chris Kluwe Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, David Viviano of Atheist Hangouts will host a live conversation with former Minnesota Vikings punter and LGBT-rights activist Chris Kluwe:

Kluwe, who will be appearing at the American Atheists convention in Salt Lake City in April, is also the author of the hilariously-titled Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies:

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Jesus, Get Out of the Huddle!

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UConn Assistant Football Coach: ‘Jesus Christ Should Be in the Center of our Huddle’

Ernest Jones has an interesting strategy for winning football games: his team always gets one more player than his opponents.

In an interview last week with the Hartford Courant, the UConn football team’s new assistant coach explained his philosophy on the role of faith on his team:

“And we’re going to do things in our building, fellowship, non-denominational type things, players, coaches. We’re going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that’s something that is important. If you want to be successful and you want to win, get championships, then you better understand that this didn’t happen because of you. This happened because of our Lord and Savior. That’s going to be something said by [new head coach] Bob Diaco. That’s something that’s going to be said by Ernest Jones. That’s who we are.”

There’s important subtext in there: 1) Atheists are not welcome on the public university’s football team and 2) Jesus really wants UConn’s opponents to lose.

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God’s Not Going to Help Your Team Win the Super Bowl

According to a survey released yesterday by Public Religion Research Institute, waaaaaaay too many Americans think they have some sort of direct effect on how their favorite sports team does:

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The Pastor Who Delivered a One-Minute Sermon So He Could Watch Football Was Just Kidding

Gold Hill Lutheran Church Pastor Tim Christensen decided to play a joke on his congregation last weekend — but he didn’t know it would go this viral:

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