Missouri Middle School Will Reward Students for Their Hard Work by Tricking Them Into Going to a Christian Ministry

In order to celebrate their hard work preparing for and taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests, the eighth-graders at North Middle School in Joplin will be going to a sports complex with a climbing wall and video games this Thursday.

Good times!

That form is a little misleading, though, because the name of the place they’re going to isn’t “Victory Sports Complex.”

It’s Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. Which, believe it or not, is a ministry.

And then it gets worse.

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Atheist Pens Open Letter to the Mothers of the Garland Shooters

Godless Mom wrote a lovely open letter to the mothers of the now-dead shooters in Garland, Texas who were driven to kill others for drawing cartoons of Muhammad.

If that sounds like a strange setup for an open letter, just read it:



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Bill Nye Explains Holograms Through Emoji

A few months ago, Bill Nye explained evolution with emoji (infuriating Ken Ham), so it’s only right that this series continues by exploring holograms:



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Judge Finally Rules That Rowan County (NC) Board of Commissioners Must Stop Christian Prayers at Meetings

Years before the Supreme Court decided Greece v. Galloway, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina was praying to Jesus at virtually every meeting.

The ACLU of North Carolina warned the Commissioners about the problem in 2012, only to have their letter ignored. So they filed a lawsuit to stop the Christian prayers in March of 2013:

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 53: Gerald Posner, Author of God’s Bankers

Our latest podcast guest is Gerald Posner, an investigative journalist and author of several books, including ones about the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..

His latest book is God’s Bankers, all about the Vatican’s finances and how the Church got involved with the Mafia and money launderers.

We spoke with him about how he followed the trail of the Church’s money, what the Vatican Bank is used for, and the advice he has for investigative journalists.

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