An Open Letter to Christians… from God

He speaks through Jared Smith at AtheismResource:

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The Connection Between a Country’s Wealth and Its Religiosity

Are religious countries more likely to be poor? Are richer countries less likely to be religious?

We may not be able to tell cause-and-effect here, but there does appear to be a remarkable correlation between the two, according to researcher Gregory Paul

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Christian Group Wants Parents to Call Their Kids Out of School on ‘Day of Silence’

Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute is putting out her annual call for parents to remove their children from their public schools during next month’s “Day of Silence” (a student-run initiative during which volunteers don’t speak on behalf of the members of the LGBT community who have been forced to be silent about their sexual identities):

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The New Director of Obama’s Faith-Based Office is a Supporter of Church-State Separation

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but there’s good news in the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (OFBNP).

A month ago, when Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast (another potential church/state violation), he announced that DuBois would be stepping down from his post… which brings us to a major development announced yesterday.

His replacement will be Melissa Rogers, former general counsel for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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Despite Rejection from Parade, Kansas City Atheists Will Still Display Irish Pride

The other day, I posted about how the Kansas City Atheist Coalition was rejected by the organizers of a local St. Patrick’s Day parade out of “respect for the legacy of St. Patrick.”

They’re still planning to set up an Ask an Atheist booth nearby the parade route to help dispel stereotypes people may have about them, and my favorite part may be these shirts that the group designed for the occasion:

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