Canada gets it right on assisted suicide

Secular victory: Despite strenuous objections from religious groups, Canada’s Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional the nation’s law against assisted suicide.On Friday, in a unanimous decision, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban.The National Post reports: In the landmark 9-0 decision, the high court ruled that the Criminal Code provision against aiding and abetting som … [Read more...]

Christian missionary disappointed to find prosperous Africans

Missionary seeks misery: The good Christian lady wanted to find dirt floors, dirty laundry, and half naked children covered in bug bites, instead she found a modern and prosperous city, and she was disappointed.In an obnoxious blog entry a Christian missionary named Jessica Tidwell discusses her disappointment to find the modern and prosperous city of Nairobi in Kenya.Apparently Tidwell was expecting to find unwashed savages in need of Jesus. Instead, she found a thriving metropolis: I … [Read more...]

Obama at Prayer Breakfast affirms right to be godless

President Barack Obama speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 5, 2015.

President Barack Obama affirms the right of every person to reject faith in God, and to do so free from persecution and fear, while speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast.Speaking at the annual event Obama condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring that "no god condones terror."Obama said that the “twisting and distorting” of faith is “not unique to one group or one religion,” noting that Christians also had a history o … [Read more...]

Angry Christian claims humanists are debauched, polite atheist responds

Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association

A Christian angry about humanist wedding ceremonies is taught a lesson in civility and reason by a polite and well spoken atheist on a recent edition of a British television program dedicated to discussions of philosophy, religion and secular society.Appearing on the British program The Big Questions, Taiwo Adewuyi, U.K. Christian and founder of the group Discuss Jesus, went on a rant, claiming that humanist weddings are “demonic” rituals, that secularism is “the Devil’s PR,” and non-relig … [Read more...]

Indiana Senate passes bill allowing employers to discriminate based on religion

License to discriminate: The Republican controlled Indiana Senate has passed a measure that would allow employers to discriminate against gays and others who refuse to follow the religious tenets of their employer.On Tuesday the Republican-controlled Senate voted 39-11 in favor of Senate Bill 127, which would allow recipients of state funds such as hospitals and universities to hire employees based on religious preference, and would also allow those employers to require employees to follow … [Read more...]

Buddhist ‘experts’ claim mummified monk is still alive

Silly superstition: According to some Buddhist “experts” a 200-year-old Mongolian monk whose mummified remains were recently found in the lotus posture is “not dead, but is in a very deep meditation.”The mummy was discovered in the Songinokhairkhan district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, last week, after a man identified only as “Enhtor” was caught trying to sell the mummified monk on the black market.The preserved body of the monk, sitting in the cross-legged lotus position, was dis … [Read more...]

Islamic State releases video showing Jordanian pilot being burned alive

Allahu Akbar? Horrifying images released by the Islamic State show Jordanian military pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh being burned alive while wearing an orange jumpsuit and locked up inside a cage.USA Today reports: The 22 minute, 34 second video titled Healing of the Believers' Chests shows media footage of Jordan's involvement in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State and then shows al-Kaseasbeh — bearing a black eye — discussing Jordan's operations in a news-style mon … [Read more...]

Oregon: Anti-gay Christian bakery found guilty of discrimination

Christian bigots suffer defeat: Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an Oregon bakery that refused to supply a wedding cake for a gay couple last spring, discriminated against the same-sex couple by denying them full and equal access to a place of public accommodation, according to a ruling issued by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries on Monday.KGW reports the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, will now have to pay the same-sex couple up to $150,000 in damages. The … [Read more...]