It’s Ridiculous What This Atheist County Commissioner in Tennessee Has to Put Up With

Last month, the Roane County Commissioners in Tennessee decided to put the words “In God We Trust” on the county courthouse.

But one of the commissioners took a stand against the idea. Not only did Steve Kelley (below) support church/state separation, he admitted he was an atheist:

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Deconstructing Conservative Atheist S.E. Cupp’s Latest Rant Against… Other Atheists

Have you been watching CNN’s Crossfire lately?

Of course you have(n’t).

S.E. Cupp, the atheist who “would like to be a person of faith,” is one of the co-hosts and, in a rant posted on CNN yesterday, she argues that conservatism is better suited for atheists than liberalism.

I know the video is purely designed to provoke a response from the left… but I’ll bite. Let’s go through the 95-second rant, word by word.

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Secular Group Showcase: Lehigh Valley Humanists

Last week, we asked you to tell us about your local secular group in an attempt to encourage the start-up and growth of “good without god” communities. We’ve received a lot of responses already (Thanks!) and here’s just a glimpse at the first group: The Lehigh Valley Humanists in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:



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42,000 Schools in India Will Soon Teach That Stem Cell Research, Cars, and TVs Were Inspired by Ancient Texts

There’s a new case of religion making its way into public schools, where fiction is taught as fact and mythical beliefs override what academic scholars say.

Except this case has nothing to do with Christianity or Creationism. It takes place in India, where 42,000 schools across the western state of Gujarat have some new compulsory reading material.

The 125-page book, Tejomay Bharat,… was recently mandated as supplementary reading by the Gujarat government for all government primary and secondary schools.

Published by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB), the book seeks to teach children “facts” about history, science, geography, religion and other “basics”.

What are some of these “facts”?

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Richard Dawkins, Again, Shoots Himself in the Foot on Twitter

Late last night, Richard Dawkins made a series of tweets that made sense initially and then veered into downright weirdness. Let’s start with the first:

Totally with him there. Some things are worse than others. Saying as much doesn’t mean the first thing is “good.” It’s a simple, straightforward concept. Getting only four hours of sleep is bad. Getting no sleep is worse. It doesn’t mean I’m advocating people get only four hours of sleep.

But the examples Dawkins used to prove his point were quite possibly the worst ones he could’ve chosen:

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