Ash Wednesday at the Drive-Thru

Give Father Harry Jenkins, of the Christ Episcopal Church in Slidell, Louisiana, props for innovation:

You can order your burgers at the drive-thru window. Or pick up your dry cleaning and do your banking. On Wednesday, a Slidell church will offer “Ashes to Go,” during two periods when motorists can drive by the church to receive ashes on their foreheads in observance of Ash Wednesday.

Without leaving their vehicles.



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American Atheists Won’t Be at CPAC This Weekend

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how American Atheists was booted from the CPAC conference taking place this weekend:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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God Just Needs to Open Up His Mind a Little More…

Zach Weinersmith sets us up for a very interesting philosophical question

You’ll have to go to his site for the rest of it!

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How a Local Humanist Group Emerged in a Very Conservative Area

Rachael Berman shares a fascinating story about how an Idaho community with virtually no (public) Humanists became a community with an active group consisting of 120 members (and counting):

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British Government Allows Religious Schools to Censor Questions About Evolution on Standardized Tests

Last fall, the Yesodey Hatorah Jewish Voluntary Aided girls’ secondary school in England — an ultra-orthodox school that encourages young women to become mothers instead of attending college — gave students an unusual GCSE science examination: While the questions weren’t altered, some of them were redacted

That put the girls at a disadvantage since they couldn’t read, and therefore couldn’t answer, those questions.

What was it about those questions that made school officials black them out? At the time, it wasn’t clear, but there were clues:

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