Part Three of The March of Reason, a Film About Atheists, Is Now Online

A couple of months ago, filmmaker Scott Burdick posted parts one and two of The March of Reason. The footage comes mostly from the Reason Rally and individual interviews with atheists, many of whom are familiar to readers of this site.

Burdick has now posted part three of his film (some of the footage, involving body painting, may be NSFW):

Burdick plans to create an edited 90-minute “documentary-style” version of the film after all five parts are posted. [Read more...]

Someone Has To Go See This Movie With Me…

You know a Christian movie is going to be good when a lesser Baldwin brother shouts out “This guy is the biggest drug trafficker in all of California which is exactly why we want to nail this guy.”

Wait, no, my new favorite line comes from the evil mob boss who tells drug dealer Ja Rule: “Oh, that’s Vanessa. She goes to Bible study every week with my wife.”

Wait, no! It’s when Ja Rule says to Vanessa, “Right now, I’m kinda in between churches.”

Wait, no! It’s when — oh, just watch the trailer:

I’m in Love with a Church Girl comes out in October.

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An Excerpt from Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics

Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann, who previously wrote the excellent book The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers (1997), have teamed up once again to write Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics (Prometheus Books, 2013).

It’s a book with a self-explanatory title, and you only need a high-school-level background in math to understand it.

The following are excerpts from the book, reprinted with permission of the publishers:

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Non-Religious Weddings Are on the Rise in Ireland

Just weeks after I posted about the rise of godless funerals in Ireland, there’s another trend worth noting in the country:

Demand for the Humanist Association of Ireland’s secular weddings has surged as the moral authority of the once almighty Catholic Church collapsed in recent decades amid sex abuse scandals and Irish society’s rapid secularisation.

But statistics show rising demand for non-Church weddings. In 1996, 90 percent of Irish weddings were performed by the Catholic Church or the Church of Ireland. But by 2010 that percentage had fallen to 69 percent.

The pent-up demand from those who want more than a civil ceremony in a registry office but reject a religious wedding has created a major backlog for the humanist group’s ceremonies director.

More godless weddings and more godless funerals. Let’s hope there’s no connection.

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Should Atheists Pray?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Should atheists pray?

Herb Silverman offers his take on a similar question here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next! [Read more...]


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