Creating New Life from Death, the Atheist Way

For atheists who wonder what should be done with their bodies after they die, here’s a really neat option, courtesy of the Urban Death Project:

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Many German States Still Ban Dancing and Loud Music Over Easter Weekend

Even in secular Europe, some states in Germany have a ban on loud music and dancing over Easter Weekend. It’s part of a centuries-old religious tradition known as Tanzverbot:

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I’ll Be Speaking at UIC (Chicago) Tomorrow

I’ll be giving a talk Monday night at the University of Illinois at Chicago (my alma mater!) at 6:00p in Lecture Center C1. It’s free to attend and the focus will be on the shifting religious demographics in our country and how it affects young atheists.

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If Companies Sponsored Scripture: Introducing the Product Placement Bible

It wouldn’t be surprising to see companies sponsor verses in Scripture… so say hello to the Product Placement Bible:

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After Speaker Praises Jesus at Public School Assembly, Everyone (To My Surprise) Handles It Perfectly

With so many public schools directly or indirectly promoting Christianity these days, it’s nice to see a situation where everyone handled it properly.

Last week, motivation speaker Ryan Roberts spoke to the juniors at Keller High School in Texas, his alma mater, about how to handle stress. He was there as a representative of C3 Student Leadership, a local non-profit organization.

But toward the end of his talk, things got weird:

According to students, Roberts said there was someone in whom they could all find relief and asked students to call out the name on the count of three. When he reached three, he yelled, “Jesus!”

What the hell…?

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