After Local Fire, An Atheist Finds Ways to Show her Thanks

Last month, a house burst into flames four doors down from blogger Leia. Thankfully, no one lived in it, but several firefighters had to spend several hours putting it out.

As an ex-Mormon, Leia writes that her first thoughts were all religious in nature but, as an atheist, she decided to do something more than just thank God for keeping everyone safe:

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Godfellas

The Photoshop Phriday challenge: Remove one letter from the name of a movie and redesign the poster.

Of course, that led to Godfellas:

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Texas Set to Pass Bill Protecting the Phrase ‘Merry Christmas’ from… Well… No One, Really

Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to sign a bill (HB 308) that will allow teachers and students to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” or “happy holidays” without repercussion.

Even though no one was ever trying to stop them.

The same bill allows for holiday displays, too:

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Vatican Representative: Just to Be Clear, Atheists Are Still Going to Hell

Yesterday, I posted about something interesting Pope Francis said in a recent homily — namely, that even atheists could be “redeemed” if they were good people.

Many atheists thought it was pretty damn nice of the Pope to say that… even if the idea of being “saved” or “redeemed” thanks to Christ’s death is all made up.

We all knew that sense of one-ness and actions-speak-louder-than-prayers wasn’t going to last very long. As the Pope’s words made their way around the world, a Vatican spokesman had to do some damage control and remind everybody that atheists, in fact, are going to hell unless they accept Jesus:

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Lawrence O’Donnell Talks About Atheism Popping Up in the Least Expected Places

Earlier tonight, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell spoke about atheists popping up in the least expected places — in Oklahoma, in a talk by the Pope, and in the Arizona House of Representatives:

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