A New Strategy to Counter Christian Vandals Who Destroy Atheist Displays

Given the vandalism of atheist displays we’ve seen over the past few years, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is trying to make the most of a bad situation: They’re asking you to make a donation to the organization… but you won’t get charged anything unless one of their displays gets vandalized.

In other words, if Christians want to tear down an atheist banner, they’ll essentially be paying for even more of those banners to go up.



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Cutting to the Heart of Intercessory Prayer, With the New Yorker

The New Yorker just put up a slide show of readers’ favorite cartoons. Among them is a very fine one I’d never seen before — a comment about the weird self-indulgence, if not outright arrogance, of intercessory prayer.



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A Darwin Day Resolution Has Been Introduced in the U.S. Senate

A couple of weeks after Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced a resolution in the House recognizing Charles Darwin‘s birthday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has just done the same in the Senate.

Senate Resolution 337 expresses “support for the designation of February 12, 2016, as ‘Darwin Day’ and recogniz[es] the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.”



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This Dark Comedy is About an Atheist Who Sees No Reason to Live

How do you find meaning in life when you don’t believe in God?

In the movie All Too Human, filmmaker Travis D. Brown explores that question through the character Mark, a suicidal man who can’t seem to finish the act because “life gets in the way” every time. Along the way, however, the people he talks to convince him that there’s plenty worth living for.

Check out the trailer below. (Warning: There are NSFW or disturbing images):



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Richard Dawkins Tells Christmas Jokes (Now With More Facts and Less Merriment)

It’s not really debatable that Richard Dawkins has a sense of humor; my favorite videos of him are the ones in which he reads some of the hate mail he’s received from (mostly) Christians. The man can barely keep a straight face, and for good reason.

Still, he is frequently painted as an über-rational buzzkill, and his photo probably won’t pop up on Google when you type “outrageous fun” into the search box.

So, without meaning disrespect, here are three jokey Christmas riddles that Dawkins ostensibly answered, courtesy of the British satirical site The Poke.



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