Fox News host: Satanism not ‘legitimate’ religion because Christianity is ‘reality’

Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News’ Fox and Friends show, said Saturday that the Satanic Temple does not have the right to erect their own holiday display on the steps of the Florida State Capitol and implies that Satanism is not a “legitimate religion.” His reasoning? The Satanic Temple is just a joke religion meant to [Read More...]

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UK judge rules baby of Jehovah’s Witnesses can receive blood transfusion against the wishes of its parents.

In England there was an unfortunate accident which caused an infant to suffer severe burns.  For doctors the prognosis was simple and clear: with surgery and a blood transfusion the baby would likely live.  Without them, it would almost certainly die. The infant’s parents opted for the latter option because they were Jehovah’s Witnesses who [Read More...]

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Skepticon talks: my talk “God Is An Idiot.”

Here’s my talk from Skepticon 7.  Enjoy! [Read more...]

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Christian love in my hometown paper’s poll.

Man, some of the locals in Mountain Home do not like that so many people who don’t approve of law-breakers voted in the town paper’s poll the other day.  Some of the locals left some pretty grand comments.  Here’s one from Frank: If all you people would read the original article and learn some reading comprehension. The [Read More...]

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Saudi Arabia prohibits Raif Badawi’s sister from traveling abroad.

Many of you have followed the sad case of Raif Badawi: Last year, 30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics. He was sentenced at the time to seven years in prison and 600 [Read More...]

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Bill Donohue: atheists are literally insane and live shorter lives.

Bill Donohue, the leader of the Catholic League and a man who once feverishly spread the message that condoms increase the rate of AIDS transmission, has a new message: Because if you don’t believe a Canaanite Jew walked on water, rose from the dead, and speaks to you in your head it must be you [Read More...]

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“What does that say about your religion?”

Someone upset that I’m paying so much attention to a clear and obvious (and clearly and obviously illegal) bit of discrimination reared her head on my facebook: It’s so frustrating trying to have a discussion with someone who won’t frame the issue fairly.  Like playing soccer with someone who just keeps trying to hide the [Read More...]

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AHA brings a lawsuit against Georgia public school for proselytizing through its sports/band programs.

A public high school in Georgia is about to face a lawsuit after it refused to stop using school programs to spread Christianity: The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of local citizens, including the mother of a child in the school system. Coaches at Chestatee High School have regularly led student football players in [Read More...]

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After a long fight, Satanic Temple will get a holiday display in the Florida capitol.

Last year the Satanic Temple wanted to put up a display of its own in the Florida capitol building, alongside the nativity scene and displays of other religions.  Their display used a lot of images straight out of the bible, including a bible verse: The proposed display is a diorama that depicts an angel falling [Read More...]

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Christian group seeking funds to open McDonald’s in church

Just when you thought the intersection of religion and consumerism couldn’t get any worse, there is a group called ‘the McMass Project’ that is trying to raise $1 million to open up a McDonald’s chain in a church.   On their crowd-funding page, the group claims the following:   In the US alone, 3 million people [Read More...]

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