Goldfish Crackers Aimed Straight at the Atheist Market

Finally, a snack food company recognizes the enormous buying power (and appetite for human infants) of the atheist market. Behold, baby-flavored Goldfish crackers!

Thank you, Pepperidge Farm. You must share your recipe!

(Thanks to my pal David for the photo!)

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Responding to William Lane Craig’s Metaphysical Cherry-Picking

After a year away from YouTube, Scott Clifton (a.k.a. TheoreticalBullshit), a former Daytime Emmy Award winner, jumps right back into the fray, going after William Lane Craig and his “metaphysical cherry-picking“:

If any moments stand out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary in the comments!

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De-Baptisms in Brazil to Protest Government Spending for the Pope’s Recent Visit

Somehow, I missed this when it happened in July, but it’s too good to pass up. Daniel Sottomaior, president of the Brazilian Association of Atheists and Agnostics (ATEA), organized mock “de-baptisms” (complete with a hair dryer) as a way to protest his government spending $50,000,000 to accommodate Pope Francis‘ summer visit:



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After Christian Loses to Atheist in a Debate, the Church That Sponsored the Event Won’t Release the Video

This is a guest post by Richard Wilson. Rich is a human being who tries and feels he mostly succeeds in living a moral life without help from any gods.

Last Saturday, October 12, I attended “The Great Debate,” an event hosted by Adventure Christian Church (a mega-church in Roseville, California) and sponsored by
William Jessup University. The question at hand was: “What provides a better foundation for civil society: Christianity or Secular Humanism?”

Arguing for Christianity was Dr. David Marshall, founder of the Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity and World Cultures. Arguing for Secular Humanism was Dr. Phil Zuckerman, Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College and author of numerous books on secularism.

Since the debate was being professionally recorded, I assumed it would be made available online (or at least for purchase), and I intended to simply add a few comments of my own if Hemant blogged about it. So I kept watching the church’s Vimeo site for the upload… and it never went up. Instead, threerebuttalvideos were posted, responding to arguments made during the course of the debate, but the full debate is still nowhere to be found. Furthermore, those three videos featured pastors from the church, not even Marshall himself.

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Sanal Edamaruku Debunks the Tricks of Indian Gurus

Sanal Edamaruku is the Indian skeptic who found himself at the center of a firestorm last year after he was called in to explain how a statue of Jesus was “miraculously” dripping water. After debunking the “miracle” claim, he was charged with blasphemy and faced jailtime.

Over the summer, he spoke about his experiences at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, and video of his talk has now been released:



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