The Author of God and Boobs Responds to Your Questions

Angie Schuller Wyatt, the granddaughter of famous televangelist Robert H. Schuller, wrote a book exploring the intersection of faith and sexuality called God and Boobs and I published an excerpt from it last week.

Afterwards, a lot of you had questions for Wyatt, who is still a Christian. I sent a handful of them along to her and she wrote back with responses, adding that the comments from all of you were “totally hilarious and nearly all respectful of my views despite our differences. For that, thank you.” Our exchange is below: [Read more...]

Signs Campaigning Against Gay Conversion Treatments Go Up In Tel Aviv, Israel

Hod.org┬áis the self-proclaimed “first independent site for religious homosexual Jews,” and they are setting out to make a change in their community.

As it stands, any gay members of the Haredi ultra-orthodox community are forced to undergo conversion treatments. Hod is seeking to put a stop to this outdated, pointless, and potentially dangerous treatment by posting signs on objects through the city:

The sign, attached to a bike reads… [Read more...]

An Increasing Number of Atheist and Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous Groups Are Altering the Twelve Steps

As I alluded to yesterday, half of Alcoholics Anonymous’ famous Twelve Steps (PDF) include mentions of how you must look to a higher power in order to overcome your addiction.

One of the problems with that, especially in the past several years, is that atheists and agnostics who need a way to recover from alcoholism either don’t join or feel excluded from local AA groups that push religion on them. (They may be unaware of secular alternatives that are out there or simply don’t have any of those groups in their areas.)

G. Jeffrey MacDonald of Religion News Service points out that AA is going through a crisis right now, wondering how flexible they can be with the religion issue: [Read more...]

Exclusive Excerpt from 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

Guy P. Harrison is the author of the popular books 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God — an excellent primer for new atheists trying to figure out how to respond to popular Christian arguments — and 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True.

This week marks the release of his latest book: 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian (Prometheus Books, 2013). As with his previous books, this one is easy to read and a great ice-breaker for anyone who wants to start a debate :)

An exclusive excerpt from the book is below: [Read more...]

Comedy Sketch with Rowan Atkinson Playing an Archbishop Causes Controversy

What happens when Rowan Atkinson (a.k.a. Mr. Bean) becomes Archbishop of Canterbury?

Only awesome things. (None of which have to do with prayer.)

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