We Can’t Hire You; You’re Too Honest

Ben Radford, a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, was recently invited to be on one of those cable shows all about people who make claims about the paranormal (could it really happen?!). [Read more...]

Should All Churches Be Considered Charities?

A group of Parliament members (MPs) led by Tory backbencher Peter Bone have voted 166 to 7 in favor of altering the law to ensure that all religions and churches are treated as charities in the UK. It comes in response to two recent Charity Commission cases in which the commission award charitable status to a Pagan group including druids, but denied it to a church hall in Devon which is run by a Brethren assembly. Bone told the House of Commons that it is “necessary to toughen up the law to protect other Christian groups, such as the Salvation Army and even the Church of England”:

The repercussions of such a ruling could have a disastrous effect on religious institutions and the excellent work they do in the charity sector. Is Judaism, the Catholic Church or even the Church of England itself going to come under pressure to prove their public benefit?

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Seen Inside the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda

Yesterday, the Springfield Area Freethinkers put up the following sign in the Capitol Rotunda:

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God Made That Fruit Look Unusually Tempting…

DarkMatter2525 imagines what would have happened if Eve never ate from the Tree of Knowledge, bringing death and chaos and sin into the world (lots of NSFW graphic cartoon sex): [Read more...]

Atheist Banner in Warren, Michigan: First Vandalized, Now Stolen

Last Friday, local FFRF members put up this banner near a controversial Nativity display on government property in Warren, Michigan.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="529"]Douglas Marshall puts up the FFRF sign in Warren, Michigan (David Angell – Daily Tribune)[/caption]

Yesterday, it was outright stolen: [Read more...]


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