Vatican Buys Europe’s Biggest Gay Bathhouse

The Catholic Church recently bought a $30 million share of real estate in Rome — including the largest gay sauna in Europe.

Have they no shame?! (Wait, don’t answer that.)

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How to Elect a Pope *and* Get Higher Ratings

Tradition is important to the Catholic Church, but even the Church sometimes changes procedures when it becomes beneficial to do so. With that in mind, I propose blending the current method of choosing a pope with the method adopted by another venerable tradition that has been mostly scandal free. I speak, of course, of the Miss America Pageant. [Read more...]

‘A’ Week 2013 Is Coming Up

It’s once again time for A Week!

Join thousands of people from all over the world in a global shared experience. Display an ‘A’ as your Facebook profile picture or change your cover photo for one week starting 17 March 2013 to raise awareness of how many people are ‘Good without Gods’ and don’t need religions to influence their lives.

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Atheists Sue U.S. Government to Take ‘In God We Trust’ Off Our Money

A group of atheists led by Michael Newdow is suing the U.S. Treasury for putting “In God We Trust” on our money. Newdow, of course, famously and unsuccessfully fought to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance nearly a decade ago.

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Shades of Black Atheism #10: Raising Children as Christians, Justin Bonaparte

Justin Bonaparte, a 39-year-old Charlotte resident told me that he “was raised in a nominally Christian household.” He, along with his older brother, attended a K-8 Catholic school, but he feels that was because private school offered them a better education not because his parents sought to further indoctrinate them. [Read more...]


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