There’s Still Nothing Remotely Honorable About Honor Killings, As These Stories of Betrayal and Murder Attest

From the New York Times comes a gut-punching article about the continuing “honor killings” of young women in Afghanistan:

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Another Member of the “God Hates Fags” Church Has Walked Away for Good

Zach Phelps-Roper, grandson of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, has left the church, making him the fourth of his ten siblings to walk away from the anti-gay hate group.

Aly Van Dyke of the Topeka Capital-Journal tells his story:

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On Reddit, /r/Islam Responds to This Blog’s Boko Haram Story

For obvious reasons, it’s rare for anything that’s published on Friendly Atheist to get attention on the “Islam” subreddit. Yesterday was an exception. A discussion broke out there that ran the gamut from concern and outrage over the Boko Haram mass abduction, to (surprise!) the good old No True Scotsman fallacy, to a Patheos-bashing the likes of which you’ve never seen.

Here are three interesting /r/Islam responses to the Boko Haram blog post, from across the spectrum.

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78 Tough Questions for Christians

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, offers 78 tough questions for Christians. It’s a video I’m very excited to share with you!

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Pat Robertson, Who Ran for President as a Republican in 1988, Blames GOP for Nominating Unelectable Candidates

I know it’s child’s play to rip on Pat Robertson, but he always bring it upon himself… and this time, he’s blaming the GOP for nominating candidates that are extreme enough to win a primary but too extreme to win a general election:

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