Remembering Skeptics We’ve Lost Over the Past Year

At The Amazing Meeting every year, there’s a video presentation to remember notable skeptics, scientists, allies, and even “opponents” who have passed away since the previous meeting. This year’s video, made by Daniel and Cheryl Loxton, is below:

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Followers of the Religion of Peace Behead Another U.S. Journalist

In 2012, James Foley, a freelance journalist for GlobalPost, Agence-France Presse, went missing in Syria and was presumed kidnapped. Today, he showed up in a video released by ISIS.

CNN reports:

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If This Doesn’t Convince You That God Exists… Join the Club

Christian Joshua Feuerstein, whose embarrassing rant against evolution went viral earlier this year, is back with a new video in which he proves God’s existence — scientifically! — in under three minutes.

If his “logic” doesn’t sway you, I’m sure the orientation of his camera will.

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When You’re a Christian, But Not Christian Enough

Redditor ThisDharmaBum writes:

So I get a call from my mom, who is crying. She has been a Christian all her life, but hasn’t attended church regularly since my folks split up 20 years ago. All the while she has remained Christian: praying, reading the Bible, etc.

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Saudi Arabia Commission Supposedly Calls for the Arrest of Atheist Bloggers, Though It’s Already Happened Before

Last year, 30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics. He was sentenced at the time to seven years in prison and 600 lashes.

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