After All the Controversy, Here’s Video of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Speech at Yale

Last week, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of Infidel and Nomad and a critic of Islam, spoke at Yale University. It didn’t happen without conflict, though. More than 35 groups, including the Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics signed an open letter expressing their disappointment in the invitation.

The letter asked that Hirsi Ali’s speech be restricted to only her personal experiences (as if Hirsi Ali wasn’t qualified to speak about Islam as a whole) and called for another speaker with “academic credentials” to also be invited (as if Hirsi Ali’s lack of a Ph.D. had any bearing on her message).

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Kids, If You Want This Ice Cream, You Have to Hear About Jesus First

If your preaching plans involve going after children who aren’t old enough to think for themselves, your beliefs must be pretty flimsy to begin with.

If your preaching plans involve giving those children free ice cream in order to bait-and-switch them into hearing about Jesus, now you’re just plain creepy.

With that, let me introduce you to Cinco Baptist Church in Florida and their JesusIceCreamMobile:

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Are Babies Atheists?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Are babies atheists?:



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Arizona High School Football Coach Suspended for Praying with Students

Another high school, another football coach who can’t keep his faith to himself.

This time, Tom Brittain (below), the head varsity football coach at Tempe Preparatory Academy in Arizona, told his players to pray after a big victory and joined in with them as well — both of which you’re not supposed to do:



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An Atheist-Turned-Christian Responds to Those Who Are Trashing His Book

Last week, I posted an excerpt from Shane Hayes‘ new book The End of Unbelief. Hayes is a Christian who believes he can reach out to atheists more effectively than most apologists because, well, he used to be one of us.

Commenters ripped him a new one. (I feel obligated to mention that I warned him that might happen.) But I told Hayes beforehand that he was welcome to offer a response to whatever they said.

And so that’s what he did. His full response is below.

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