Does Prayer Actually Help?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether prayer actually helps. A rough transcript of the video can be found on the YouTube page in the “About” section. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as [Read More…]

Matthew O’Neil Sings “Good Without God”

Matthew O’Neil just released a short album featuring songs with a godless bent:

Here’s one of the tracks, “Good Without God“:

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The Religious Right Isn’t Going to Win the Bakery Wars

As the Religious Right freaks out about their rights to freedom of speech and religion being trampled, an odd proving ground has emerged: bakeries.

As joyous same-sex couples began to plan their nuptials over the past several years, they’ve found themselves running into unmitigated bigotry during their attempts to procure extravagant confections, with bakers denying them service over opposition to their “sinful” ways. 

One such case has played out in Oregon, where it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. 

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Maajid Nawaz Discusses His Journey Out of Islamic Extremism

Okay, one more video from the recent Aspen Ideas Festival!

This one features Maajid Nawaz talking about his “journey out of Islamist extremism“:



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Why is a Mormon Flag Flying Over a Utah State Park?

While we’re all having conversations about flags that shouldn’t be on government property, historian John Gary Maxwell is wondering why the Deseret flag — a Mormon symbol — flies above the Ensign Peak Nature Park in Utah:



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