You know who else doesn’t think too highly of Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham? This guy:
I think the Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate (liveblogged by me and Hemant) turned out to be a net-win for science and reason. I know that many of us in the skepto-atheosphere disagree; that the debate put reality on the same plane as nonsense, or thought that Nye wasn’t up to the task of fully enlightening Ham or his audience. I understand and respect those criticisms, but I think they overlook what Nye really did accomplish.
Florida Group’s Proposal to Put Atheist Monument Outside Levy County Courthouse Gets Rejected by Local Officials
Two weeks ago, I posted about how the Williston Atheists (in Florida) wanted to erect a pro-atheist monument outside the Levy County Courthouse where a Ten Commandments monument currently resides (see image below):
Immediate banning for cussing, mockery of Christians, blasphemy, mocking the Bible, libel of Ray, rudeness, or not giving “God” or “Jesus” caps. A lot of atheists have already been banned today for not giving “God” and “Jesus” caps. Old habits die hard.
One commenter was banned for responding “How pompous can you get?,” so Comfort means business.
New York State Senator Says Inclusion of ‘Under God’ in the Pledge is a ‘Unifying Legacy’ of Our Nation’s History
Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed a resolution sponsored by Lee Zeldin (Republican, of course) commemorating the 60th anniversary of the addition of “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance:
For the most part, this is one of those acts of privilege for religious politicians. Zeldin doesn’t know or doesn’t care about what those words have meant to non-religious students who have been forced or pressured to stand up and say them despite not believing them. I wouldn’t care all that much if it wasn’t for Zeldin saying this in his press release: