Fred Phelps, Founder of the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church, is on the ‘Edge of Death’

You know Fred Phelps. You loathe Fred Phelps. You despise everything he stands for, like his family members’ infamous protests at soldiers’ funerals with their awful “God Hates Fags” signs. They’ve been a symbol for many years of the religion-based animosity against the LGBT community — to the point that they’ve been labeled a “hate group” and even the most fundamentalist Christian groups denounce his church’s activities.

Nate Phelps (below) is Fred’s son and a former member of Westboro Baptist Church. He left the church, and therefore the core of the family, several years ago and has since come out as an atheist, but he still keeps in touch with some of his extended family members, many of whom have also escaped from the church.

Tonight, on Facebook, Nate posted this:



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Two Atheists Will Soon Debate the Historicity of Jesus

Here’s an interesting concept for a debate: Get two scholars to debate “Jesus of Nazareth: Man or Myth.” Oh, and they’re both atheists.

Richard Carrier says Jesus never existed. Zeba Crook says he did.

The event takes place Saturday night, April 5, at the Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario. More information right here. I’ll post the video if/when it becomes available!

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Bill Maher Mocks ‘Noah’ Movie

Last night on Real Time, Bill Maher took on the Noah movie, evolution, and religion in general (with “Cosmos” producer Seth MacFarlane sitting next to him for bonus points):



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How Did He Know That?! Oh, Right, That’s How…

Skeptic Dr. Karen Stollznow describes a psychic reading given to her by a stranger that was eerily accurate: Pete paused as he connected to the other side. “Did your grandmother pass?” he asked. “You tell me,” I replied. “I have your grandmother here,” he decided. “She died about 2000.” I was surprised as this was [Read More...]

Note to The Blaze: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is Not a ‘Separatist’ Group

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Separatists”?

Something militant? Something evil? Though it technically refers to a group seeking independence from their country, we usually only hear the term in violent contexts (like in the image below, with the destruction caused by a separatist group).

Take a look at the word in print:

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