Appeals Court Rejects American Atheists’ Lawsuit Against Giant Cross Display in 9/11 Museum

More than a year ago, U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts tossed out American Atheists’ lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and its display of a 17-foot-tall steel beam cross.

If you need some background, AA had sued because they felt the museum was supposed to honor the victims of the tragedy — and we all know atheists, non-Christians, and Christians died in the tragedy.

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A Quiverfull Mother Rejected Her Faith, Got a Divorce, and Wrote All About It in a Book That’s Free on Kindle Today

Kaleesha Williams used to be fully invested in the quiverfull movement. A mother of seven children, she home-schooled her kids, taught them Young Earth Creationism — you get the idea.

Two years ago, she left the faith, divorced her husband, and began a new life as a Humanist.

How on earth did that happen?

You can read about her journey in a new book called Free to Be: How I Went From Unhappily Married Conservative Bible Believer to Happily Divorced Atheistic Humanist in One Year and Several Complicated Steps. Today only, that book is free on Kindle:

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British Politician Claims That We Can Find Answers in Astrology

This is a guest post written by Andy Wasley. Andy is a freelance writer based in London.

“There is no logic in attacking something that has a proven track record,” said David Tredinnick this week. Tredinnick (below) is a fairly low-ranking Conservative member of the British Parliament, and a member of Parliament’s Health and Science & Technology Committees. You’d be forgiven for assuming he might have been talking about stem cell research, nanotechnology, or micro-satellite constellations. He was talking about constellations, yes, but in a very different way.

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Sam Harris Offers His Take on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Sam Harris offers his take on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in a way that is sure to upset everyone who has an opinion on it:

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A Washington State County Council Plans to Add “In God We Trust” Display in Chambers

The Pierce County Council in Washington state discussed a proposal today to add the phrase “In God We Trust” to its chambers. Of the seven-member council, only two have the courage to speak out against the idea:

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