The Popular Story of the Kansas City Prayer Booths Is False, But the Brilliant Artist Behind the Booth is Genuine

Feast your eyes on this addition to the (sub)urban landscape:

According to, “prayer booths” like these have been placed all over Kansas City, Kansas in recent months.

Since the booths were put in throughout town several months ago, Kansas City data tracking confirms that on average, the prayer booths receive over 100,000 callers per week.

“It is therapeutic, that is how we lobbied them through city council,” local pastor Reverend Miles Collier reports. ”We said these prayer booths are not just for Christians, but for any person to take a break to close their eyes, ask out loud for what they need in life and just take a break from it all. It is like having a free counseling session.”

The account is confirmed by media outlets as varied as Democratic Underground, Mediabistro, and India Today, if by “confirm” you mean “copied.”

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If You’re Going to Promote Stone-Age Ideas…

(via The Far Left Side)

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What Do You Say to Christians Who Say They’ve Been to Heaven?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, responds to the claim some Christians have made about “dying,” going to Heaven, and then coming back to Earth to tell us all about it through their bestselling books:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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An Atheist Gamethon to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

This Saturday, JT Eberhard will host an all-day gamethon to benefit the Foundation Beyond Belief and it’s work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

If you’d like to participate, watch along, or just donate to a good cause, you can get all the information you need right here!

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The Creator of the Original Atheist Bus Campaign is Back and She Wants Everyone to Give Just One Thing

Ariane Sherine, the British journalist whose idea for the Atheist Bus Campaign nearly five years ago launched all those billboards and bus ads, is back after a long hiatus to launch her latest campaign: encouraging people to give:

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