How Do You Know Your Atheism Isn’t Just a “Phase”?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how you know you’re not just going through a “phase” when it comes to your religious doubts.

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A Closer Look at Christian Pseudo-Historian David Barton

Long-term readers of this site are undoubtedly aware of Christian pseudo-historian David Barton. He makes up his own version of history, full of Jesus and light on facts, and markets it to Christian home-schoolers and the Fox News crowd.

In Julie Ingersoll‘s new book Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction, she gives a history of his influence.

Salon has the excerpt:

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Springfield (IL) Catholic School Policy Targets Parents Who Don’t Strictly Follow Church Teachings

Given all the talk about how Catholic schools are closing left and right due to low enrollment, you’d think they’d do anything they can to bring in more students. When they’re in the news, however, it’s often because administrators are firing gay teachers who commit the sin of getting married, even when the kids love them and they have the support of the parents.

In Springfield (Illinois), the Catholic Diocese plans to get even stricter. A new policy has created even more obstacles for students by punishing them if their parents aren’t meeting Catholic expectations:

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Are Conservative Christians More Prone to Sex Scandals?

Andrea DenHoed, who grew up in a Christian homeschooling environment, has a really nice piece up at the New Yorker connecting the dots between the conservative culture in which people like Josh Duggar (below) were raised to the numerous sexual scandals that have come out of it:

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Darrell Trigg, the Christian Party’s Presidential Candidate, is Somehow Still Around

We first posted about Darrell Trigg (below) last year, but he’s making the media rounds once again. He’s one of those no-name candidates who wants to become President,¬†and his platform for the Christian Party makes Sen. Ted Cruz‘s version of theocracy seem downright subtle.

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