Co-Discoverer of Ebola Virus Says That Catholic Nuns’ Unclean Needles Were Responsible For the First Outbreak

Der Spiegel has an interesting and scary interview with Peter Piot, a medical researcher who was on the team that investigated the world’s first known Ebola outbreak, in 1976, and gave the illness its name.

Piot recalls how Ebola made its first wave of victims. Missionary Catholic nuns spread the disease through a stunning disregard for medical protocol:

“In their hospital they regularly gave pregnant women vitamin injections using unsterilized needles. By doing so, they infected many young women in Yambuku [in the Congo] with the virus… I can still see the Ebola patients in Yambuku, how they died in their shacks and we couldn’t do anything except let them die.”

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Can Atheism Offer Eternal Value?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether atheism can offer eternal value:

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Atheists Don’t Give a Damn About Carrie Underwood’s New Song

Here’s how desperate some Christians are to play victim.

There’s a new Carrie Underwood song out — which, let’s face it, you didn’t know until just now — and atheists everywhere hate it… That is, according to some conservative websites:

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This Video Was Only Supposed to Be Seen by Those “Left Behind” After the Rapture

Just in case the release of Left Behind isn’t enough Rapture-y goodness for you heathens, video site Everything is Terrible! has got you covered. The site, which highlights humorous, terrible, and/or bizarre videos from the VHS era, is about to wrap up its celebration of Rapture Week!

One of the more delightful finds on their Facebook page is a video by New Hope Village Church, starring Pastor Vernon Billings. AV Club describes it as “17 minutes of fear tactic fun.”

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ISIS Has a Serious Recruiting Problem

The Onion‘s got the scoop:

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