The Most Ridiculous Religious Loophole You’ll Ever Hear About is the Subject of an FFRF Complaint

Here’s a religious ritual you may not be familiar with. Under Jewish law, on the Sabbath (Friday night to Saturday night), you’re not supposed to carry any of your possessions between private domains (like your home) and public domains (like outside your home). But what if you want to take your baby to synagogue? What if you want to carry your keys from inside your home to outside where your car is parked? You can’t do it. Jewish law forbids it.

But Orthodox Jews figured out a loophole. All they had to do was turn a “private” domain into a “public” one and the problem would be solved, and they accomplished this by creating an eruv (AY-roov).

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This May Be the Worst Possible Way to Confront an Anti-Abortion Group

You know how preachers sometimes visit college campuses, spew the vilest-sounding biblical word vomit ever, and anger just about everyone who crosses their path?

There are a few appropriate ways to respond to them: You can try talking to them (good luck with that), you can ignore them, you can out-preach them, you can mock them:

What you can’t do is physically confront them, or threaten them, or destroy their setup. That seems obvious.

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A Collection of Bill Maher “New Rules” About Religion

There are plenty of bits to choose from but these are pretty entertaining:

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Can Atheists Be Buddhists?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether atheists can be Buddhists:

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All Humanist Conference Trailers Should Look Like This

A year after producing a wonderful movie-like trailer for their annual conference, the Florida Humanist Association has done it again. It’s over-the-top and I don’t mind one bit:

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