India’s Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Faith-Based Starvation in Jainism

A few weeks ago, I posted about a messed-up ritual in the Jain religion known as sallekhana (or santhara) where you starve yourself to death.



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Why Chick-fil-A Can Get Away with Bending Airport Rules

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Chick-fil-A can bend the rules at the airport.



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Revisiting the Tall Tales of Dr. Eben Alexander

Two years ago, Esquire‘s Luke Dittrich wrote a profile of Dr. Eben Alexander, the man who claimed to have visited Heaven while nearly dead, only to come back, write a book about it (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife), and rake in the cash.

During the course of his reporting, Dittrich discovered that some of the most incredible moments in Alexander’s book could simply not have been true.

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Kentucky Newspaper Blasts Liberty Counsel (Again) for Defending Anti-Gay Christian Clerk

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a fantastic editorial in the Lexington Herald-Leader in response to Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her faith. The piece also called out Liberty Counsel, the Christian legal defense group that has her back for no good reason.

Now, the same paper has issued another editorial doubling-down on its criticism of the publicity-seeking Christian group:

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Freethought Group Forms in Pakistan, a Country Where Blasphemy is Still a Crime

With all the atheists who have been murdered in nearby India and Bangladesh recently, it’s quite the act of courage to publicly announce that you’re setting up a freethought center in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country where blasphemy is still a crime. But that’s what some brave atheists have done:



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