FFRF puts a stop to high school principal who seemed to think his school was a Christian recruiting ground.

The principal of Mojave High School in Las Vegas (the last place you’d think would be having problems with too much fundamentalist religion) has some…um…interesting ideas about how to improve things at the school: Mojave High School Principal Antonio Rael and Grace Point Church Pastor Ty Neal were seen chatting in a video about the [Read More…]

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NASA gave a $1.108 million grant to a group looking into how discovering aliens would affect Christianity.

So…NASA gave a grant of over a million dollars to a group “studying” how the discovery of alien life would affect Christianity: In May 2015, NASA’s astrobiology program awarded $1.108 million to the Center of Theological Inquiry for “an interdisciplinary inquiry on the societal implications of astrobiology, the study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and [Read More…]

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Bangladesh police say they’ve identified two groups responsible for mass murders of atheist bloggers.

As many of you know, over the last few years there have been a series of brutal murders in Bangladesh.  The victims include several atheist bloggers: The discovery of the weapons raised alarms. For the last three years, atheist writers, freethinkers, foreigners, religious minorities, gay rights activists and others have been terrorized and killed in Bangladesh [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Federal court shoots down effort to send taxpayer money to Douglas County religious schools via vouchers.

ACLU making the magic happen: Federal District Court Judge Marcia Krieger today denied plaintiffs’ request to issue an unprecedented emergency order requiring the Douglas County School District school voucher program to divert taxpayer funds to private religious schools. The ACLU of Colorado, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU Program on Freedom [Read More…]

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Victory for the FFRF! Crosses come off police cars in Brewster County.

The sheriff in Brewster County, Texas fought this last year to put crosses on his county’s police cars — an obvious church/state violation.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation asked him nicely to not do that.  He did it anyway.  Now they had to ask not-so-nicely for those crosses to come off the cars.  The not-so-nicely [Read More…]

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Franklin Graham’s rant about the Reason Rally kind of misses the mark.

Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page to rant about the Reason Rally: Isn’t it ironic that they met on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial where these words are engraved in stone: “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain–that this nation UNDER GOD shall have a new birth [Read More…]

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The FFRF gets an Ohio public school to stop singing “The Lord’s Prayer” at graduation.

I read the Christian Post, and most of the time it’s just an eye-rolling waste of my time.  But every now and again they post something about church/state separation where they try so, so hard to paint the offenders as the victims and then it’s all worth it. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has gotten [Read More…]

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President-elect of largely Catholic Philippines: “The Roman Catholic Church is the most hypocritical institution.”

It’s hard to argue that the Philippines are not the Catholic Church’s foothold in Asia.  86% of the country’s population claims to be Catholic. This is undoubtedly why the Catholic Church has had so much influence over the country.  For instance, though the Philippines has a law saying the government must provide contraception to the [Read More…]

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When trying to find out what is true, it often doesn’t matter if we were there.

One of my hobbies is studying plane crashes, and also arguing about whether or not god exists.  Today I get to do a post incorporating both.   When arguing with your everyday Joe Christian it isn’t long before you encounter the question “Were you there?”  This comes as a response to all sorts of things: [Read More…]

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Chinese man allows witch doctors to steam his wife to death to purge ghosts from her.

Ok, you get a warning for this post: the contents are pretty fucking brutal. A Chinese man, Yan Yingmao, recently believed his wife was filled with ghosts.  He trusted a couple of witch doctors to cure her. What wound up happening was that this man’s love combined with his absurdly unreasonable beliefs put him into [Read More…]

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