I Can’t Believe I Have to Say This, but Zeus (Almost Certainly) Didn’t Exist

On the New York Times website, University of Notre Dame philosophy professor Gary Gutting asks the question we’re all dying to hear the answer to: Did Zeus Exist?

I thought it was a joke… turns out Gutting is totally sincere about the question:

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Invited to Deliver Invocation for Alabama Commission, Christian Rails Against Abortion, Gay Marriage, and More

Alabama Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh (yep) recently introduced her friend and Tea Party member John Jordan at a meeting so he could deliver an invocation prayer:

You know how some invocations cross the line?

Well, Jordan made sure no one could even see the line after he was done.

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Creationist Seriously Argues That Atheists Should Focus on ‘Advancing Testable, Repeatable Science’

I recently posted about how the Houston Atheists were planning to protest outside this weekend’s Texas Home School Coalition convention, which features speaker Ken Ham and his brand of Creationist nonsense. The following day, the atheists will host an “Answers in Science” event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Now, a local preacher has found out about the protest and he’s flipping out, complaining about how these atheists are so opposed to science! I mean, just look at their offensive signs!

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Christian Pastor: Forget ‘Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged’… You Should Judge People!

On the same weekend that Pope Francis said to the world “Who am I to judge,” Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona was reminding his congregation that they should totally, totally judge other people:

Here are some of the highlights!

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Over the Past Decade, There Has Been a Sharp Decline in Money Spent on Building Churches

We know the economy’s in bad shape. We know the recession hurt a lot of industries. But even I was shocked to see just how much of a drop there has been over the past decade when it comes to religious construction (i.e. building churches).

The latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis website puts the finishing touches on this incredible chart:

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