Islamic State releases cartoon depicting Obama beheading

President Barack Obama begs for mercy before being beheaded by Islamic State executioner Jihadi John in an animated video-clip released earlier this week by supporters of the notorious and barbaric Islamic State.In the video, Obama is shown being killed by Jihadi John, the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State in videos circulated widely online.The Islamist propaganda video describes Obama as "the mule of the Jews"The animated … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Conversation on Faith at Patheos

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Warm wishes and deep respect to all my fellow bloggers at Patheos. As an atheist and a humanist I reject religious superstition, but as a thinking individual I deeply appreciate anyone who has the moral and intellectual courage to publicly examine and articulate their deeply held beliefs.As human beings, we all struggle with profound existential questions as to life’s meaning and our place in the world. There is perhaps no more profound question than the existence or nonexistence of a God or … [Read more...]

Humanists support recovery effort in wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam

Humanists support recovery efforts following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam effecting nine South Pacific countries, including Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu, and Papua New Guinea.The Washington Post reports on Tropical Cyclone Pam: Late last week, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record in the South Pacific made a direct hit on the island nation of Vanuatu, leaving more than 20 people dead and massive destruction in its wake.Tropical Cyclone Pam’s s … [Read more...]

Al-Shabaab calls on Muslims to attack US, Canada and UK shopping malls

Jihad at the shopping mall: Al-Shabaab, the Somali based Islamic terrorist group, is calling on Muslim men “to answer the call of Allah and target disbelievers wherever they are,” in an ominous new propaganda video advocating for terror attacks against shopping malls in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.Al-Shabaab is the Somali based Islamic terrorist group responsible for the 2013 deadly siege at the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in which more than 60 peo … [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...]

Charitable Correspondence: Love Letters to Richard Dawkins (Video)

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Humorous hate mail: Richard Dawkins shares “charitable correspondence” from warm and intelligent admirers in a splendid explication of that warm and fuzzy phenomenon known as Christian love.Discretion Advised: Contains Strong Language.Enjoy!Video posted by the Richard Dawkins Foundation.   … [Read more...]

Bakery that refused to write ‘God Hates Gays’ on cake faces investigation

Christian bigot cries foul after bakery refuses to print his message of hate: A Colorado bakery is under investigation for religious discrimination after a baker refused to write “God Hates Gays” on a cake for an obviously disturbed and mean-spirited Christian bigot.Marjorie Silva, owner of Azucar Bakery, is facing a state discrimination investigation after refusing to make a cake with the ugly anti-gay message of Christian hate.The problem began for the Denver bakery in March 2014, when … [Read more...]

Boy who claimed he died and went to heaven admits it was all a lie

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The subject of a best-selling book that documents a journey to heaven and back during two months spent in a coma now admits his story was a complete fabrication.Alex Malarkey was the subject of the top-selling Christian book The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven. The book detailed his account of talking to Jesus Christ, meeting with the devil and visiting angels in heaven after being severely injured in a bad car accident.However, the book is now being pulled from store shelves after … [Read more...]