Deaf Atheist (and Former Pastor) Explains in Sign Language Why God is a Myth

You may recall Pastor Justin Vollmar, who released YouTube videos in which he explained biblical concepts and answered theological questions — all in sign language — as part of his “Virtual Deaf Church.”

A year ago, he came out as an atheist.

In his latest video, Vollmar explains why the Christian concept of God isn’t worth believing in, partly because He’s just a rehashed version of all the gods that came before Him.



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You’re Supposed to Be Smarter Than Us, Canada

Earlier today, I did an interview with Global News (in Canada) about superstition and Friday the 13th.

While most of it ended up on the cutting room floor (as is usually the case), I make a quick appearance near the end of this report:



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This is How Absurd the American Family Association’s Bigotry Map Is

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains how ridiculous the American Family Association’s Bigotry Map is.



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Unhappy with a Moment of Silence, Winter Garden City Commissioners (FL) Vote to Bring Back Public Prayers

Last year, Mayor John Rees, the leader of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), kicked atheist Joseph Richardson out of a meeting after he refused to stand for the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:



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French Cartoonist Zeon Arrested for Anti-Zionist Art

In ostensibly free European countries, you can get in a lot of trouble for the wrong kind of humor — not just (deadly) trouble from jihadists “avenging” their prophet, but trouble meted out by government agencies and police officers.

For instance, in the Netherlands, in 2008, the home of cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot, a poison-pen critic of Islam,

… was raided by a team of ten police officers who had been dispatched by the Openbaar Ministerie, the federal Dutch DA’s office that works in conjunction with the Netherlands Justice Department. The cops confiscated Nekschot’s computer, his sketchbooks, and other materials, then took him to a detention facility where he spent 30 hours in a concrete cell before being released without charges — but after he had been made to promise to remove eight cartoons from his website.



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