Helping a Fellow Atheist Blogger

Ed Brayton is one of the founders of Freethought Blogs and he just went through a pretty tough health scare:

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NRA President: Adam Lanza Was ‘Driven By Demons’

Last week, I wrote about the wrongheadedness of describing Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the Newtown massacre, as “Evil.” The word “Evil” very often connotes not merely moral judgment, but divine judgment, so as much as secular people might want to appropriate the word for nonreligious ends, most Americans will inevitably associate it with hazy notions of sin, the immaterial soul, eternal punishment, etc.

On Friday, NRA president Wayne LaPierre went on a rambling tirade, some of which I quoted in a post. Here are another few telling lines: [Read more...]

Heathen Holiday Card of the Day! (12/23)

Today’s card comes from reader Sylvia — she hand paints cards for her friends every year!

I very much enjoy the ornaments hanging from His Noodly Appendages. [Read more...]

Why Christianity Is Not a Religion

Edward Current, in an attempt to prove Bill O’Reilly correct, explains why Christianity is not a religion, but a philosophy: [Read more...]

Atheist Fundraiser for Sandy Hook Families Gets Positive Coverage on NPR

Atheists Giving Aid is still raising money to help cover the costs of the funerals and counseling for the victims of the Newtown massacre and their families. They’ve raised $18,000 so far, but they’re hoping to get to $50,000:

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