Revisiting the Tall Tales of Dr. Eben Alexander

Two years ago, Esquire‘s Luke Dittrich wrote a profile of Dr. Eben Alexander, the man who claimed to have visited Heaven while nearly dead, only to come back, write a book about it (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife), and rake in the cash.

During the course of his reporting, Dittrich discovered that some of the most incredible moments in Alexander’s book could simply not have been true.

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Kentucky Newspaper Blasts Liberty Counsel (Again) for Defending Anti-Gay Christian Clerk

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a fantastic editorial in the Lexington Herald-Leader in response to Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her faith. The piece also called out Liberty Counsel, the Christian legal defense group that has her back for no good reason.

Now, the same paper has issued another editorial doubling-down on its criticism of the publicity-seeking Christian group:

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Freethought Group Forms in Pakistan, a Country Where Blasphemy is Still a Crime

With all the atheists who have been murdered in nearby India and Bangladesh recently, it’s quite the act of courage to publicly announce that you’re setting up a freethought center in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country where blasphemy is still a crime. But that’s what some brave atheists have done:



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Duke Students Balk at Reading Assignment That Conflicts with Their Religious Beliefs

Duke University made headlines recently for something other than their athletic teams: their tremendously “pious” students. When Alison Bechdel‘s Fun Home was placed on the summer reading list, some incoming freshmen balked, feeling the content violated their religious beliefs and deeming the material “pornography.”



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Bryan Fischer: Mt. McKinley’s Being Renamed Because Obama Hates White Republican Americans

The White House announced yesterday that Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in the United States, would be renamed “Denali.” It’s what native Alaskans have long called the mountain and makes plenty of sense when you consider that President McKinley never even stepped foot in the state.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski applauded the change, saying “I’d like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.”

But the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer knows the real reason President Obama wants to change the name.



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