Dr. Bart Ehrman Talks About Misquoting Jesus

Several years ago, Bible scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman gave a talk on his bestselling book Misquoting Jesus at the (now closed) Cathedral College.

Video of that talk only recently went up online and a lot of you may be interested in checking it out:

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The World Humanist Congress’ Declaration on Freedom of Thought and Expression

At the World Humanist Congress last weekend, organizers put out a Declaration on Freedom of Thought and Expression, a sort of stance on where they stand and what they’re working to uphold. It’s now available in full on their website.

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Kevin Sorbo, Star of “God’s Not Dead,” Trashes Atheists on Access Hollywood

Kevin Sorbo is the former Hercules star who appeared in the money-making, nasty-stereotype-affirming, faith-based movie God’s Not Dead.

The movie’s out on DVD now and Sorbo appeared on Access Hollywood yesterday to discuss the film with co-hosts Kit Hoover and Shaun Robinson:

After a brief conversation about Robin Williams, they moved on to discuss Sorbo’s faith (he’s a Christian who played an atheist professor in the movie).

And then it came time to bash all the atheists:

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A Conservative Christian Group is Now Begging the IRS to Come After Politicking Churches So They Can Fight Back

Last month, in the face of a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the IRS agreed that it would enforce its own rules and go after pastors who endorsed political candidates from the pulpit. This had become a trend in recent years, especially with “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” but the IRS never went after those churches.

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Canadian Order of Catholic Priests Will Have to Pay $20,000,000 to Victims of Sexual Abuse

The Redemptorists are Catholic priests who are part of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. In Canada, they reside in Quebec, associated with the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré shrine (below):

And yesterday, after losing a long-standing class action lawsuit for child abuse last month, they agreed to pay a monster fine of $20,000,000:

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