After Atheists Blow the Whistle, U.S. Navy Says Bibles Must Be Removed from Base Hotel Rooms

If you visit a hotel in the United State, odds are you’ll find a Bible in the room (donated by Gideons International). There’s not much you can do about that. The hotels are privately owned and they have every right to do that, just as the Marriott chain (owned by Mormons) can also place a Book of Mormon in the nightstand.

But the U.S. Navy doesn’t have that right. They are not supposed to be in the business of endorsing religion. Yet the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) which runs more than 40 Navy Lodge hotels across the world also places those Bibles in rooms.

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Ten Years After the Publication of “The End of Faith,” Sam Harris Reflects on Its Impact

In was ten years ago today that Sam HarrisThe End of Faith was published, beginning a three-year boom in atheist publishing that saw the releases of Daniel Dennett‘s Breaking the Spell, Richard DawkinsThe God Delusion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s Infidel, and Christopher HitchensGod is Not Great.

Those books not only caused their subject to go mainstream in a way it never had, their authors became the standard-bearers for atheism in America. Gary Wolf, in a Wired magazine cover story, dubbed the male authors the “New Atheists” and summarized their unstated goals: “They condemn not just belief in God but respect for belief in God. Religion is not only wrong; it’s evil.”

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New York Bans Two Herpes-Spreading Jewish Circumcisers, But Won’t Identify Them, Citing “Privacy Concerns”

Lawlessness and ritual circumcision are frequent bedfellows.

We’ve seen that some New York City mohels who put their mouths on a baby’s freshly-cut penis to suck away the blood don’t always bother to get the parents’ written permission, no matter what the city’s rules are.

Just as amazingly, when the infant contracts herpes, as has happened more than a dozen times, the parents have been known to shield the mohel by refusing to identify him to the authorities, leaving the diseased holy man free to infect the next baby, and so on.

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I’ve Never Heard Anyone Refute Creationism Quite Like This

Poet Neil Hilborn, whose piece about OCD went viral last summer, is back with a poem titled “Dear Creationists.”

The premise: If humans are really supposed to be the apex of God’s creation, then why do animals seem to have it so much better?

(Everything about it is NSFW. You’ve been warned.)

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20 Short Arguments Against God’s Existence

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 20 short arguments against God’s existence:

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