FFRF Sends Letter to Georgia School District Following Eric Hovind’s Recent Creationism Presentation

A few days ago, I posted about how Creationist Eric Hovind had managed to obtain access to a public high school, where he gave a presentation promoting Creationism (even though he explicitly avoided saying that word or any religious term association with it) to a debate class. He claimed it was all about teaching “critical thinking” when, in reality, Creationism is all about accepting nonsense and avoiding evidence to the contrary.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Elizabeth Cavell sent a letter to the district yesterday wanting to know how this could have happened:

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Indiana’s RFRA Law is a “War Between Good and Evil,” Says Televangelist Who Forgot the Whole “Love the Sinner” Thing

It’s not surprising to hear a televangelist speak out in support of Indiana’s disastrous “religious freedom” bill. But to hear Matthew Hagee say so bluntly that this is really a battle between “good and evil” — guess which side gay people are on? — gives us quite a bit of insight into how evangelical Christians think:



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Indian Girl Born with Trunk-Like Facial Deformity Worshiped as Incarnation of Lord Ganesha

Last Thursday, in India, a child was born with a very visible birth defect that created a protrusion in the middle of her face, the result of a gene mutation that may have been caused by “malnutrition and increased pollution levels.”

Yet, instead of focusing on her health, she’s become a symbol of worship to many religious Hindus, who see the child as an incarnation of Lord Ganesh:



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What Has Religion Done for Us This Month? Episode 15

Daniel is back with another montage of some of the awful things done in the name of God over the past month:



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Who Are We and Where Did We Come From? A New Book Offers Scientific Responses to These Questions and More

In their new book Discovering Our World: Humanity’s Epic Journey from Myth to Knowledge (Pitchstone Publishing, 2015), Paul Singh and John R. Shook offer scientific explanations to questions normally reserved for religion: Who are we? Where did we come from? What determines our destiny?

In the excerpt below, the authors explain why we have a moral imperative to save our planet:

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