This Irish Film is About a Young Atheist Who Challenges Religious Authorities

Who needed Star Wars, anyway?

Here’s the movie you really want to see. It’s a (very) short Irish-language film about an eight-year-old atheist who challenges religious authorities and — does it really matter what else? That’s worth the price of a ticket already.

The movie is called Rúbaí:



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What I’m Doing to Make Sure Atheists Have a Voice in the Iowa Caucuses

With fewer than 40 days until the Iowa caucuses, it’s crunch time for voters. Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, neocons, war hawks, and bleeding hearts will come out on a February night to help select the next Presidential nominees from the two major political parties.

If I have anything to do with it, atheists will play an important role on that night.

As a lifelong Iowan, I feel privileged to live in a state where we have the ability to help influence the public discourse and political process. Here’s what I’m doing to maximize the impact atheists might have in our heavily religious state.

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Pennsylvania School District Spent $64,000 Defending Illegal Ten Commandments Monument

This past August, we learned the fate of a Ten Commandments monument that had been outside Connellsville Junior High East in Pennsylvania since 1957:



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Christian Preacher Says 2016 is When the Tides Will Turn… Which is Also What She Said About 2015

Christian Preacher Cindy Jacobs is a constant source of material for this site. Whether she’s helping a woman grow three inches instantaneously, or turning metal into bone, or blaming the death of blackbirds on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, she’s full of stories that her gullible followers never seem to challenge her on.

Now there’s evidence that she’s no better than a dollar-store astrologer.

She recently told her audience that, no matter what awful stuff is happening in their lives, it’ll all finally change in 2016:



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Two Muslim Students Caned for Being in “Close Proximity” to Each Other

Two university students were caned outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia for the offense of being “seen in close proximity” to each other while not being married.

“Khalwat,” which is the term for Muslims who are unmarried, non-relatives, and of the opposite sex who are in close proximity of each other, is punishable under Sharia law. I couldn’t find the specific measurement of “close proximity,” so your guess is as good as mine.

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