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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q2 2014 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors:



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After All This Time, People Are Finally Seeing the Real Pastor Mark Driscoll

In case you haven’t been following the Pastor Mark Driscoll saga lately — and consider yourself lucky if you haven’t — the man’s ego is finally exploding all around him. Former colleagues are speaking out against him, mistakes made with his publishing career (faking sales numbers, plagiarizing) are coming to light, and his past offensive statements are all coming back to bite him in the ass.

It’s beautiful, really, to witness his comeuppance.

If you have missed the details, Valerie Tarico has an excellent summary at AlterNet that’s worth a read:

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A.C. Grayling: Telling Schoolchildren That the Creation Museum Teaches Facts May Be a ‘Human Rights Crime’

During a recent speech at the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Student Societies 2014 Convention, philosopher A.C. Grayling went on a tangent from his talk about Humanism to discuss the Creation Museum (19:10 mark):



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Should Crimes That Take Place in Houses of Worship be Subject to Harsher Penalties?

New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein has re-introduced legislation that would impose harsher penalties for crimes that take place at houses of worship or cemeteries.

Senate Bill 2368 passed through the Senate last May, but didn’t go anywhere, so Klein’s trying it again now.

You can understand his reasoning for the bill. A break-in or burglary (or worse) that takes place at, say, a synagogue is arguably no different from a hate crime: it sends a message to the wider community and should be treated the same way.

But Sarah Kaiser of the Center for Inquiry explains why, despite the good intentions, she opposes the bill:

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