If This is the Best God Can Do, We Should All Question the Holy Ghost’s Powers

If I had as much power as this Christian pastor, I’d like to say I’d use it for something a little more important than pushing people over from a distance:



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Montgomery, Louisiana Reminds Us That They Are “PROUD to Keep CHRIST in Our Christmas Celebrations”

Earlier this month, the city of Piedmont, Alabama changed the theme of its annual Christmas parade from “Let’s Keep Christ in Christmas” to the more generic “Piedmont Christmas Parade” after a warning letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Looks like Montgomery, Louisiana never received that message. They’re advertising their annual Christmas celebration on Facebook with a peculiar description line:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 33: Fred Clark, Progressive Christian Blogger

Our latest podcast guest is Fred Clark, the progressive Christian blogger who writes at Slacktivist, here on the Patheos network.

Fred is one of those Christians who defies all the stereotypes atheists tend to have of Christians. He’s for gay marriage, critical of church leaders, and constantly frustrated with what his “tribe” does in the name of Jesus.

We spoke with Fred about why he’s still working on the longest-running book review ever, what will happen to the Christian church after gay marriage becomes legal everywhere, and how Christians can change church culture from the inside.

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No, Dutch Bankers Don’t Have to Swear an Oath to God

If you read this New York Times article about banking in the Netherlands, you might be forgiven for thinking government officials want bankers to swear an oath to God:



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Lamar Advertising Rejected a Harmless Atheist Billboard, but They Allowed This Christian One?

In 2009, the Freedom From Religion Foundation wanted to put up this billboard in Alabama:

At the time, Lamar Advertising rejected the ad, with the local general manager saying this:

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