Oklahoma School District Stands Up to the Atheists

Letter from Oklahoma school district

For eighteen years, a poster has hung in the Kenneth Cooper Middle School in Oklahoma City.  The school has never received a complaint about the poster, a reproduction of "Faith in America" by American children's artist Donald Zolan.Until now.Somehow, the Freedom From Religion Foundation determined that the painting--which features two small children hands clasped in front of an American flag--was adversely affecting schoolchildren, making them think that American children pray.   … [Read more...]

This Time, It’s Atheist Scalfari Who Surprises–He Asks Pope Francis for a Blessing

Eugenio Scalfari

Last year, I wrote a few times about Pope Francis' encounters with the journalist Eugenio Scalfari,the 90-year-old atheist intellectual who has been editor of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica for twenty years.Lat summer, Scalfari's recollections about his personal interview with the pope caused controversy here in the United States and among Catholics around the world--leading Vatican spokesperson Fr. Federico Lombardi to insist that the words in his interview "cannot be attributed to the … [Read more...]

At Ohio State, Test Alleges That Atheists Are Smarter Than Christians

Logo - Ohio State University

Undergraduate students at Ohio State University should know that atheists are smarter than Christians.At least, that's the viewpoint reflected on a for-credit homework quiz in a Psychology 1100 course.  The assignment included the following question: Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.  Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian. Aine earns less money than Theo. Theo is more liberal than Aine. Theo is an … [Read more...]