Pennsylvania Legislator Proposes Resolution to Celebrate Addition of ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance

Pennsylvania legislators just can’t get enough of God in the government.

These are the Republicans who have sponsored legislation promoting the “Year of the Bible” and the “National Day of Prayer” and putting up the words “In God We Trust” in every public school in the state.

Now, they want to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the words “Under God” being added to the Pledge of Allegiance. The proposed resolution will be sponsored by Republican Rep. John McGinnis:



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With Prayer, Rebecca’s Badly Burned Hand Healed In Just 15 Hours (See Photo). It Wouldn’t Be a Lie, Would It?

Miracles happen every day, a woman named Rebecca exclaims on her Facebook page.

For instance? Behold, the curious vanishing of Rebecca’s awful burn wound:

She offers no further information, so we are left with questions.

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Do I Feel Sorry for Religious People?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question Do I feel sorry for religious people?:

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!

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‘Darwin on the Palouse’ Brings Evolution to Idaho

Darwin on the Palouse is a free event that’s all about celebrating Charles Darwin’s contributions to the world — and it’s taking place in Idaho early next year.

The Humanists of the Palouse are fundraising whatever they can in order to bring in speakers and make sure this event remains free of charge — so please help them out if you can!

More information about the venue, speakers, and topics will be available on the event’s website soon!

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This Is How You Pray Harder, While Accomplishing Nothing

The biggest complaint atheists have about prayer — at least when it comes to praying for something as opposed to mere meditation — is that it makes you think you’re doing something useful when you’re totally not.

Catholic blogger Meg Hunter-Kilmer has a list of 50 ways people can talk to God. I’m not calling attention to it because she’s advocating for prayer (a Catholic is acting Catholic? Shocking!), but because some of her examples are so obviously useless for the task they’re trying to accomplish.

Like #1:

Close your eyes and just repeat the name of Jesus.

Our God is a good God… a good, egomaniacal God who wants you to repeat his Son’s name ad nauseam. (Which, by the way, is kind of hard to do. Try it.)

And #7:

Hold a crucifix while you pray.



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