If ‘Girls’ Took Place in the Garden of Eden

In case you missed last night’s “Saturday Night Live,” host Lena Dunham took us back to the Garden of Eden, where she played a “struggling twenty-something” version of Eve…



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After Family Removes Roadside Cross Honoring Dead Son, Several Nasty Replacement Crosses Take Its Place

This week, we saw a roadside cross taken down in Lake Elsinore, California. It was placed there nearly two years ago in honor of a young man who died in that location — and was kept there because 1) no one had the heart to tell the mother she had to remove it and 2) city officials appeared willing to bend their own rules about public signage for a Christian cross…

After the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent the city council a letter warning them about the possible legal consequences for “selective enforcement of its signage ordinance,” the cross was finally taken down by the young man’s family.

Almost immediately after the large cross was removed, in a sort of silent protest, two residents of the city, Emily Johnson and her father Doug, went to the scene to install several smaller crosses:

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Is It Harder to be Gay or Atheist?

Seen at PostSecret:

It’s hard to comment since I don’t know the whole story, but at least anecdotally, I’ve found that people who do come out (as gay or atheist) tend to be much happier afterwards than those who keep it to themselves.

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Why Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark Theme Park, is Bad for the Economy

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how Answers in Genesis’ Noah’s Ark Theme Park will be bad for the economy, no matter what Ken Ham says:

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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An Invitation to Women in Secularism 3

For a couple of years now, the Center For Inquiry has been putting together a conference to discuss issues of importance to non-religious women. It’s the only secular conference you’ll find where all of the speakers are women — and they have some incredible ones this time around, too, including Katha Pollitt, Barbara Ehrenreich, Rebecca Goldstein, and Susan Jacoby.



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