Sam Harris: Media Outlets Worldwide Should Have Published the New Charlie Hebdo Cover Simultaneously

In an audio blog post, Sam Harris responds to the Charlie Hebdo attacks by, among other things, saying that media outlets everywhere should have posted the recent post-massacre cover of the magazine en masse as a show of solidarity:



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Watch Everyone in This Church Raise Their Hand in Agreement That 9/11 Was an Inside Job

Every now and then, an Atheist Voice video will get uploaded and I’ll notice a spelling mistake in the title or a glitch in the video. And then I freak out and get it changed ASAP because I don’t want people thinking I’m so careless or ignorant.

Meanwhile, Pastor Steven Anderson posts video clips of his sermons online that are entirely careless and ignorant and he revels in it.

Like this 18-second video in which he asks members of his congregation to raise their hands if they agree that 9/11 was an inside job:



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Neil deGrasse Tyson Puts the Next 15 Years In Perspective in Bill & Melinda Gates’ Annual Letter

Last night, Bill & Melinda Gates released their 2015 Annual Letter in which they make the bold claim that “The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.”

Is that possible?

Well, the letter includes the thoughts of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who puts the 15 year timeline in perspective:



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There’s Now a Bible for Minecraft Fans

No, really. The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters: A Children’s Guide to the Old and New Testament comes out next month:



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The Orlando Police Department Spent $25,000 on its Chaplain Program Over the Past Two Years

When police departments have chaplains, we can argue over whether that’s legal, but a common rebuttal is that it’s mostly symbolic and hurts nobody. Let’s put a rest to all that. According to an open records request by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Orlando Police Department (in Florida) spent nearly $25,000 on its chaplain [Read More…]


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