If This Texas County Installs a Ten Commandments Monument at the Courthouse, a Satanic One Could Follow

The Young County Commissioners Court (in Texas) just voted to place a Ten Commandments monument near the entrance to the Young County Courthouse.

The monument, similar to the one at the Oklahoma State Capitol building, will be funded by private donors, so taxpayers won’t be on the hook for it, but the commissioners don’t seem to understand the size of the door they’re about to open…:



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Two Preteen Girls Stab a Friend 19 Times to Please “the Slender Man,” a Recent-Vintage Internet Monster

When myths and superstitions take hold in impressionable minds, the results are sometimes deadly. Even brand new myths have that potential.

Case in point: Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, two 12-year-olds from Wisconsin who, on Saturday, stabbed a friend multiple times “to please a mythological creature they learned about online,” according to the AP story.



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Gallup Poll: 75% of Americans Think the Bible is the Word of God

Days after announcing that 42% of Americans are Creationists, Gallup has more data from its annual Values and Beliefs polls. And these results are no less depressing.

When it comes to the Bible, 28% of Americans say it’s the actual word of God and must be taken literally (the Ken Ham approach). Another 47% believe the Bible is inspired by God but open to interpretation. And a disappointingly low 21% correctly say it’s an “ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man”:



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After Meeting with Mayor Who Spurned Them, Omaha Atheists Now Say the Issue is Closed

Last month, the city of La Vista, Nebraska hosted a “Faith & Freedom Day.” Omaha Atheists board member Robert Fuller wanted to know why the city was supporting a faith-based event, so he went up to Mayor Douglas Kindig (below), handed him a business card, a requested to meet at a later time to discuss possible church/state violations.

Kindig responded by telling Fuller, “Take me to fucking court because I don’t care,” and “Minorities are not going to run my city.”

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3 Reasons It Makes Sense to Live Together Before Marriage

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why living together before marriage makes a lot of sense:



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