Eating Children: For Atheists, It’s More Than Just a Pleasant Pastime

Now look: Most atheists don’t eat children simply for the heck of it. We’re just more practical and pragmatic about consuming young flesh than most people.

It pains me that there are those among us who still frequently endure hunger pangs, refusing to feast upon even the juiciest juveniles. These fellow atheists are the victims of an outmoded uneasiness that the rest of the world refers to as “scruples.”

Fortunately, I just came across this 1970s book that helps explain, in an inspired fashion, why taking a bite out of a well-buttered bambino ought to be a guilt-free indulgence — and indeed is often the sane, rational thing to do.

More here.

[Read more...]

No One Cares About This Mix of Faith and Football

Heather Dinich, an ACC reporter for ESPN.com, opens a story about college football players on a mission trip with a rather strange comparison:



[Read more...]

A Reverend Speaks Up in Defense of Alleged Atheist Caught in the Middle of South Carolina Political Battle

In response to the fracas‎ between South Carolina’s Governor and a state senator over the alleged atheism of a political appointee, there was a wonderful editorial in The State about whether that should even be an issue:



[Read more...]

Want to Avoid Overdraft Fees at This Major Bank? Just Be Muslim and They’ll Waive the Penalty

Lloyds Bank, a major chain in England and Wales, makes you pay a hefty fine if you draft more money than you have in your account.

But there are two ways to avoid paying the overdraft fee:

1) Don’t go into the red.

2) Be Muslim.

According to a new terms and conditions booklet sent out by the bank to customers, “Islamic Account” holders will have all overdraft fees waived so they don’t violate Sharia Law, which forbids the “acceptance of specific interest or fees for loans of money.”



[Read more...]

Nicholas Kristof Slams Atheists’ Religious Literacy in New York Times Column

In his New York Times column today, Nicholas Kristof writes about religious illiteracy in our country and makes this surprising statement:

Secular Americans are largely ignorant about religion, but, in surveys, religious Americans turn out to be scarcely more knowledgeable.

He doesn’t cite any surveys, but I can, and the results are precisely the opposite. Despite overall low scores, Secular Americans know more about religion than any religious group.

A 2010 Pew Forum U.S. Religious Knowledge survey asked Americans 32 questions about the beliefs of various faiths and Atheists/Agnostics scored higher than any other group:

[Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X