Yahweh is the Worst, Isn’t He?

Number0neSon introduces us to one of the Bible’s worst characters: Yahweh:



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Humanism for Children: A Book for the Balkans

A group called the Center for Civil Courage is trying to publish a book about Humanism aimed at children:



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Linda Stephens, Plaintiff in Recent Supreme Case Legalizing Religious Invocations, Speaks Out

Tom Beasley of the podcast An American Atheist recently interviewed Linda Stephens, one of the plaintiffs (along with Susan Galloway) in the recent Supreme Court case that ended with religious invocations at government meetings being declared legal:

My favorite bit has to be this one:

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Seven Ways to Answer When the Religious Tell You That Atheists Are Only Defined By What We’re Against

Sometimes it’s a honest expression of puzzlement. Often, it’s a deliberate provocation, a cheap way to try to rile a non-believer.

I’m talking about a line I’ve heard from believers (and some apatheists) at least a dozen times:

For an atheist, you sure care a lot about religion.”

Sometimes that’s followed by the grizzled canard that atheism is itself a religion (to which the best answer probably is “Yeah, just like ‘off’ is a TV channel”); or there’s some premature Schadenfreude and nose-thumbing about how atheists are unable to ban religion from their lives because we are defined by our opposition to it.

Over at Camels With Hammers, philosopher/blogger Daniel Fincke carefully unpacks that criticism and shows it to be lazy and illogical. His essay runs to almost 3,800 words, but I’ll give you the Cliff Notes version in seven quotes that stood out for me.

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Pastor Featured in the Movie “Fight Church” Accused of Sexual Abuse

Last month, I posted a trailer about an upcoming movie called Fight Church about a church that incorporates mixed martial arts into its ministry:

It turns out the pastor at the center of the film, Paul Burress of Victory Church, has been accused multiple times of sexual abuse. Brent Brookhouse of Bloody Elbow has been looking into this story for weeks now and has posted emails and conversations with most of the key players:

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