Why I Hope Religious People Read This Site

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why I hope religious people read this site (and follow me on Twitter):

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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Judge Strikes Down Part of Utah Anti-Bigamy Law; ‘Slippery Slope’ Gay-Marriage Opponents Have a Field Day

United States District Court judge Clarke Waddoups got a lot of people’s attention yesterday by striking down a portion of the Utah anti-polygamy ordinance as unconstitutional.

Readers who get their news by skimming the headlines aren’t going to get this one, because what happened requires ten seconds of careful reading.

The court left the part of the law intact that says you can only be legally married — with a license — to one person at a time. If you’re already married, obtaining any subsequent license is still illegal. Waddoups’ ruling doesn’t change that. So why the handwringing and the cries of “Gomorrah”?

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The Power of Psychics Explained in One Graph

(via the amazing Jessica Hagy)

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Pre-Biblical TV

(via Progressive Secular Humanist Examiner)

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The Devil Made Him Do It: How Jesus and Satan Absolve Christian Criminals of All Guilt

One of the problems with the notion that Jesus died for your sins is that you’re pre-forgiven by the only authority you believe really matters.

As for earthly justice, I have a feeling the court won’t be overly impressed by Alexander Gonzalez Garcia‘s excuse for sexually assaulting an underage girl.

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