Chicago Atheist Group’s Billboard Stating “I Put My Faith in Science” Deemed Offensive, Moved to New Location

Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Chicago chapter put up 11 billboards throughout the city. One of them, featuring local musician Alan Wagner, read “I put my faith in science.”

Apparently, that was so offensive to the people who own the space the billboard is on, that it’s been moved to a new location:

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The Satanic Temple’s Display Has Been Vandalized Just One Day After Going Up in the Florida State Capitol Building

As we know by now, the Florida State Capitol Building is home to a Nativity scene, a Festivus Pole, an atheist banner, and a display from The Satanic Temple:

But just like that, a day after it went up, The Satanic Temple’s display has already been vandalized:

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“Messenger of God” Action Movie Stars Sect Leader Who’s Accused of Rape, Murder, and Castration

Sikh religious authorities in India have asked the Punjab government to ban the wild new action film Messenger of God, because it stars Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, the leader of a blasphemous (to Sikhs) sect called the Dera Sachcha Sauda.

The controversial leader of the Dera Sachcha Sauda sect, Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, has starred in a film that some Sikh bodies say should be banned as it could cause trouble in Punjab.

Under pressure from radical Sikh groups, the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal body of Sikhs, has asked the Punjab government to ban “MSG” or “Messenger of God”, which is set to release on January 16. The movie stars the Dera chief in the lead role and shows him as a swashbuckling hero fighting “social evils,” in flashy costumes.

The theatrical trailer on YouTube is bizarre and very much worth watching:



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Pope Francis Tells Vatican Leadership They Have “Spiritual Alzheimer’s Disease”

On Monday, Pope Francis delivered his annual Christmas greeting to the administrative body of the Holy See, the Curia. And it’s more or less the verbal equivalent of finding coal in your stocking on Christmas morning, from the Vicar of Christ.

The Pope went through a “catalog of illnesses” he saw in the bureaucracy, cautioning the assembled clergy,

Yet like every body, like every human body, it is exposed to illnesses, malfunctioning, infirmity. They are illnesses and temptations that weaken our service to God.

The list of ailments he identifies is wide-ranging, from bureaucratic duplication of efforts… to gossip and brown nosing. Some were more geared toward the workings of the Roman Curia, and others were general spiritual guidelines. Seven of the fifteen in particular are worth noting, if only for the bluntness of expression:

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Advice Columnist Nails Response to Mother Upset Over Her Son’s Desire to Have a Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony

Since the suggestions traditional advice columnists dole out about atheists are often cringe-worthy, it’s always nice to highlight someone who nailed it.

Robin DesCamp received a letter from a woman whose son and future daughter-in-law were planning a wedding. Just one problem:



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