Governor Mario Cuomo, Catholic Politician Who Respected Separation of Church and State, Dies at 82

As the stories about former New York Governor Mario Cuomo pour in following his death earlier today, I’m reminded of a speech the famously Catholic politician gave at the University of Notre Dame in 1984.

In it, he reminded the audience that while he might personally adhere to Catholic doctrine, his role as a politician was to secure religious freedoms for everyone and not legislate his personal morality:

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Churches Are Great at Creating Community (Seriously)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how churches are great at creating community (seriously):



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Quick Rebuttals to Common Christian Arguments

Happy New Year! Might as well get off to a good start by arming yourself with some strong rebuttals against common arguments for God’s existence, courtesy of Richard Carrier:



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The Year in Conservative Christianity: Mrs. Betty Bowers Edition

Mrs. Betty Bowers reminds us of what the year looked like for America’s Best Christian:



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When God’s Not Doing His Job, Might As Well Fire Him

For a while, nothing was going right in Cheryl Abram‘s life. The God she had put her faith in was doing absolutely nothing for her.

So she got rid of Him.

It’s not that her life suddenly got better, but a huge weight was lifted off her shoulders.

She writes about it in her book Firing God (Non-Duality Press, 2014):

In the excerpt below, Abram talks about the time just before she decided to take a leap of doubt:

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