Qatari Website Teaches Children to Hate Jews

Last week, I posted about an educational software module on Qatari-government-owned website that criticized Muslim women who didn’t wear a hijab.

Looks like there’s another module that teaches children to hate Jews.


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Several Atheist Bloggers Are Moving to “The Orbit”

Nearly two dozen atheist bloggers — many from Freethought Blogs, along with a few others from Patheos, Skepchick, and independent sites — are about to launch a new website called The Orbit. (The site isn’t functional just yet, but it should come online soon.)


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Podcast Ep. 98: Phil Torres, Philosopher and Author

Our latest podcast guest is Phil Torres, author of The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse.


Phil is a philosopher and author who writes extensively about the intersection of religion and technology. He’s also a regular contributor at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

I spoke with him about why super-intelligence could come back to haunt us, how religious thinking mixed with weapons could bring us closer to doom, and whether we can reason with those who want to get closer to the afterlife.

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Freethought Cruise Registration is Now Open

Well, this is exciting. I’ll be headlining a Freethought Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico next year, and details are now available for anyone who might be interested in joining us.


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An Oregon Man Has Won the Right to Wear a Furry Fox Hat in His Driver’s License Picture

Days after a Canadian man made the case that he should be allowed to wear his Edmonton Oilers cap in his driver’s license picture, a Portland, Oregon man has received a green light to wear a fox hat in his:


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