A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

This is a lovely tribute to Christopher Hitchens by many of his like-minded colleagues.



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University of Florida Atheists Denounce Building Inscription Urging Students to “Walk Humbly with Your God”

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the University of Florida (in Gaineville) had opened up a new building — Heavener Hall — for business education that greeted students with a Bible verse (click image to enlarge):

He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God
.
Micah 6:8


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Daniel Dennett on the Future of Faith: “Religion Recedes Whenever Human Security and Well-Being Rises”

Daniel Dennett, writing in the Wall Street Journal, notes that religion is on the decline in the West, and the demographic trends will continue (with certain exceptions) unless something awful happens:



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Comedy Troupe’s Sketch Featuring Muhammad Gets Censored by University Chaplains and Students’ Union

The Comedy Writing Improvisation and Performance Society (CWIPS) is a sketch comedy troupe at England’s University of Bath. Last month, they were scheduled to perform a show featuring skits based on Bible stories — with references to Richard Dawkins and pop culture mixed in — but they were censored just before the first performance took place.



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Creationist Propaganda Film Received Nearly $500,000 in Funding from Australian Taxpayers

Darwin: the Voyage that Shook the World is a 2009 film produced by Creation Ministries International. It deceptively interviewed professors under false pretenses, not telling them it was being produced by a Creationist group. It only made an estimated $116,000.

And it cost the Australian taxpayers $500,000.

That’s according to an article in The Australian:



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