Do the New Atheists Have Any New Ideas?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Do the New Atheists have any new ideas?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next! [Read more...]

A Reason to Sign Up for Your Light the Night Team Now!

We’re making a push to get people to sign up for Light the Night teams and there’s good reason to do it by this weekend!

If you’re registered by Sunday night, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Anyone who registers as a Team Captain has a chance to win a $100 gift card. Awesome, right? Right.

Whether or not you walked last year, all you have to do is join a team and you can do that here (if you join my team in Chicago, I’ll give you bonus Internet points).

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Two Muslim Clerics Say Posting Pictures on Facebook and Twitter is Un-Islamic… If You’re a Woman

This is one of those stories that’s getting passed around on a number of websites, with very little in the way of information or details… so take it with a grain of salt.

As it stands, two Muslim clerics who run phone helplines in India have said it’s not okay for women to post their pictures — veiled or unveiled, I don’t know — on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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CNN Interview Postponed

There was some breaking news, so the CNN interview has been postponed to next weekend. [Read more...]

Due to (Paranoid) Religious Concerns, Christian Family Sails Out of America… and Gets Stranded

Not long ago, Hannah Gastonguay and her husband Sean concluded, for no rational reason, that the government was interfering too much in their religious life.

They didn’t want to pay “taxes that pay for abortions we don’t agree with”… which doesn’t actually happen, unless you’re deluded enough to think that contraception amounts to infanticide.

They also didn’t believe in “homosexuality… in the state-controlled church,” a statement that makes no sense no matter how you slice it, since homosexuals exist whether you want them to or not, and no church in the country has been forced to welcome them or honor their relationships. Also: state-controlled church? Who knew.

So, a few months ago, the Gastonguays decided to make a break for it. They scooped up their kids, Rahab and Ardith, along with Sean’s father, and they set sail — literally — from San Diego to go to the island of Kiribati:

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