Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Being a Decent Human Being

After the Newtown shootings, there were a number of interfaith vigils for the victims’ families and the community. One in particular featured leaders from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Baha’i backgrounds. Setting aside for a moment the issue of where the atheists were (or whether they were even invited), that actually sounds like a comforting event — religious people setting aside their differences for the common good.

But now, Reverend Rob Morris of the Christ the King Lutheran Church, is apologizing for taking part in the event.

Because it apparently gave the impression that he endorsed the beliefs of those who came from non-Lutheran backgrounds.

Really. [Read more...]

CNN Reports on Atheist America

Yesterday on CNN, Carol Costello reported on the growing number of Americans who don’t believe in God: [Read more...]

New Documentary Investigates The Good News Club

Filmmaker Scott Burdick — who released his previous documentary online for free — has just done the same thing with his latest project: Sophia Investigates The Good News Club. It’s an insider’s look at the Christian group that tries to “set up evangelical ministries in public elementary schools”: I have to mention, of course, that [Read More...]

Edward Tarte Revisits the Most-Viewed Video Among His 800 Videos

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Black Beyond Belief: A Second Trailer

A few months ago, I wrote about Sean Austin’s film project: a documentary examining the intersection of religion, non-belief, philosophy, and community in the lives of black atheists.

Since I last posted, Sean has traveled to Pennsylvania and Michigan in pursuit of stories, and he has also done interviews around Chicago. Black Beyond Belief isn’t quite ready for the public, but a second trailer is here! [Read more...]


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