Sen. Chris Coons’ Excellent Speech to Atheists in Washington, D.C.

Last week, at the Secular Coalition of America’s Secular Summit, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) gave a wonderful speech about the importance of secular values. Considering he’s a devout Presbyterian, maybe that was unexpected for some, but he emphasized the importance of church/state separation and the freedom of belief (and non-belief):

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High School Principal Blames Satan for Her Racist Remarks at Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, during the high school graduation ceremony for TNT Academy, a private school just outside of Atlanta, founder/director Nancy Gordeuk accidentally dismissed the crowd earlier than expected. So as a student was trying to give a speech, there were people walking out of the ceremony. It pissed off Gordeuk, who began reprimanding the crowd from the stage, but then it took a really ugly turn when she said, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people.

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Catholic Man Can’t Handle Hindu Neighbor’s Large Statue of Shiva, Comparing It to Swastika

Christians have put up giant crosses so often, you have to wonder what they’re compensating for.

So it’s entertaining to see a Christian flip out over a Hindu man’s relatively modest 6.4-meter-tall statue of Shiva on his own property:

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Conservative Christian Comedian Doesn’t Realize His Critique of Islam Also Applies to His Own Faith

If you’ve never heard of Steven Crowder, please accept my apologies in advance.

He recently posted a piece on his Louder with Crowder site about the Qur’an that is simply too funny — and sad — to pass up. But not funny in the way that Crowder, a former Fox News contributor and conservative comedian, might hope.

In the piece, Crowder and co-author Krystal Heath attempt to present “5 Reasons The Qur’an Can Never ‘Coexist’ With The Constitution… Ever.” Keep in mind that Crowder is a pretty hardcore Christian who uses his site to promote a lot of the conservative talking points. He’s smart enough to go beyond “Jesus says soooo!”… but, all the same, it’s not terribly sophisticated stuff. After all, when your site responds to discussion of non-discrimination protections for gay customers with NAZIS! or abortion decisions with HOLOCAUST!, you might have been better off sticking with the straight-up religious defense.

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What It’s Like Growing Up When No One Tells You About “God”

Mathias Östlund grew up in Sweden, where religion is often an afterthought. He didn’t even know about the concept of God until he was eight years old.

In a piece for Thought Catalog, he explains what it’s like being raised with not even a working knowledge of religion:

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