Richard Dawkins Will Appear on ‘The Simpsons’ This Sunday

I’m sure someone will jokingly say “South Park Already Did It,” but at least “The Simpsons” are getting the real thing: Richard Dawkins will play himself in this Sunday’s episode “Black-Eyed, Please.”

No word yet on *how* Dawkins will be featured in the episode or how many lines he’ll have, but I think we can all agree on one thing…

Please argue with Ned Flanders.

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Atheists of Maine Raise Thousands of Dollars by Taking a Polar Plunge

Over the weekend, members of the Atheists of Maine took a polar plunge — jumping into a freezing lake in already-cold weather — in order to raise money for Camp Sunshine: “a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”

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New Poll Shows That Even Catholics Don’t Agree with Catholicism

A New York Times/CBS News poll released today shows that the wishes of many Catholics go directly against the doctrines of the faith:

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Some Rwandans Turn to Atheism After Genocide

Irene Nayebare of The New Times Rwanda has a tough-to-read piece (with graphic descriptions) about how some citizens lost their faith after surviving genocide or watching their family/community members get killed by people motivated by religious beliefs: [Read more...]

Shades of Black Atheism #9: Performer & Podcaster, Heather Henderson

Heather Henderson is the lead singer for Penn Jillette‘s No God Band and co-hosts two podcasts, Ardent Atheist and Skeptically Yours. She also does a segment called “The News In Religion” for the Skepticality podcast. [Read more...]


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