New York Times Columnist: If You Don’t Fully Support the Catholic Church, Just Leave it

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League has a new book out — Why Catholicism Matters — and Bill Keller of the New York Times agrees with him (!!!) when it comes to how to handle the Catholics who don’t buy into everything the Church hierarchy dictates: Let them go: Donohue notes that roughly a quarter [Read More…]

When Mixed Martial Arts Meets the Bible

Fight Church: A documentary about… um… when Jesus beat up the bad guys: Related: Last year, a man died in an unsanctioned boxing match sponsored by an Oklahoma church. The same church gives out weekly awards for the high school football player who has the biggest hit of the game. For Jesus. (via Christian Nightmares) [Read more…]

Is It Possible to Raise Children Who Think Rationally?

Definitely a concern for atheist parents. Julia Galef, co-host of the Rationally Speaking podcast, talks about what parents can do to raise children who ask questions and think critically: Got any additional advice to add? [Read more…]

The High School Student Who Didn’t Stand for the Pledge Tells Her Side of the Story

Chelsea Stanton is the student from Collingswood High School (New Jersey) who didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Her district’s code of conduct required all students to stand during the Pledge, but because of Chelsea’s activism, they’re going to change that. Now, Chelsea has put up a YouTube video explaining her side of the [Read More…]

Dave Silverman on CNN: Will God Exist in 50 Years?

Here’s why I love watching Dave Silverman appear on TV: He knows exactly what message he wants to get across. You might argue that he speaks in absolutes — there’s no nuance in any of his answers — but when you’re on camera for something like this, you don’t know if you will have 30 [Read More…]