A Film About Atheism in Poland, 325 Years After a Soldier Was Executed for the “Crime” of Godlessness

325 years ago, in 1689, Casimir Liszinski (a.k.a. Kazimierz Łyszczyński), a Polish soldier, was executed for the “crime” of atheism.



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Infinity Inflation: Heaven’s Budget Shortfall Results in Shorter Afterlife

Eternal bliss that isn’t, via the Onion: Saying they were reluctant to make the change but that budget pressures left them no other choice, divine sources announced Tuesday that the traditional promise of salvation would be reduced from eternity to 500 billion years. “To help us meet the rising cost of maintaining Heaven as a [Read More...]

By Far the Best Response to Russian Church Leaders Condemning Bearded Drag Singer Conchita Wurst

Bearded Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest this past weekend, and conservative-Christian Russians didn’t like it one bit, to put it mildly. Which begat this response from Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov:

Well played, sir.

(via the Independent)

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New York Prosecutors Say Haredi Rabbi and Accomplices Stole $12,000,000 from Disabled Children

In some people’s interpretation of religious morality, kids have to get fucked one way or the other.

Four men, including a rabbi, were indicted on Tuesday on charges they stole millions of dollars from a taxpayer-funded preschool for disabled kids.

Rabbi Samuel Hiller, Ira Kurman, Roy Hoffman and Daniel Laniado from the Island Child Development Center (ICDC) were busted for allegedly siphoning off $12.4 million of the institution’s $27 million state-funded budget between 2005 and 2012, using the money for themselves and for other business interests.



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My Christian Education Curriculum Taught Me Not to Befriend Atheists

This is a guest post written by Jonny Scaramanga.

Earlier this year, I wrote an article for New Statesman in which I claimed that my Christian fundamentalist school had taught me not to be friends with unbelievers.



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