What if Your Faith Still Remains After You Hear Convincing Arguments for Atheism?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses what happens when atheist arguments sound convincing but you still can’t shake your faith:

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!

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War on Christmas Darling: A Joyous Song

Rocky Mountain Mike created this lovely ballad you can begin singing any day now:

(Thanks to Jessica for the link!)

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Polish Church Officials Say Child Sex Abuse Victims Were Just Looking For Love and Fulfillment

Did you know? Child-abusing priests were just trying to spread some love.

Another Polish cleric has claimed that broken homes are a catalyst for paedophilia.

Father Ireneusz Bochynski, from the city of Piotrkow Trybunalski in Central Poland, has said he knows of 10-year-old children who “went to bed with adults, wanting to be fulfilled, and it was the choice of the child.”



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Atheists Support Recovery Efforts in the Philippines After Super Typhoon Haiyan

As we speak, the people of the Philippines are suffering the after-effects of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

A day after Super Typhoon Haiyan roared into the Philippines, officials predicted that the death toll could reach 1,200 or more.

“We estimate 1,000 people were killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province,” Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said of two coastal areas where Haiyan hit first as it began its march Friday across the archipelago.

That’s just what we know right now. The devastation by the time you read this is likely much, much higher. It has been described as the most powerful storm in recorded history and we need to take action immediately to help those who are struggling in its wake.

The Foundation Beyond Belief is asking atheists (and anyone else who would like to join us) to help with the relief efforts:

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Texas Congressman is on the Warpath to Make Atheist Military Cadets Swear an Oath Containing ‘So Help Me God’

Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) thinks atheists in the military should be forced to acknowledge God and swear a pledge to the Almighty. He’s even introduced a bill to make that happen.

Johnson’s initiative is a response to the U.S. Air Force top command’s recent decision to make saying “So help me God” optional when cadets pledge they’ll abide by the military code of honor. In other words, cadets who want to say that phrase may just say that, as before; those who don’t will swear the oath just the same, but without the deity reference.

Sound reasonable? Not to Johnson it doesn’t.

On his blog, he writes:

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