Category Archives: atheism

What’s wrong with Christian films

I confess that I had God’s Not Dead here this weekend but I didn’t watch it. I’ll borrow it again at some point, I promise. I’ve been on a Community kick lately and opted to watch that instead. I was … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Pastafarian wears colander in official photo

For the truly dedicated like Shawna Hammond, the colander represents the freedom of religion. I usually wind up finding British papers reporting on this type of story and the same is true here. The Mirror reports: Atheist turned Pastafarian Shawna … Continue reading

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I wonder how effective “Don’t Say the Pledge” will be.

Being Canadian, I can’t quote any part of the Pledge of Allegiance without looking it up. (Thanks, Wikipedia, for the rundown of how many times the Pledge has changed over the years, and when.) On Monday, Sept. 8th, the American … Continue reading

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Religious youth less likely to try drugs and alcohol, apparently

Science Daily is reporting on a paper published in Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. The youths participating in the study had been referred by the courts or by medical professionals. 195 juvenile offenders agreed to spend two months in a “residential treatment … Continue reading

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Public parks should not endorse religion says FFRF yet again

A sculpture to honor World War II vets is set to be placed in an Indiana State park but the Freedom From Religion Foundation wants it know that creating a sculpture including the shape of a cross within it isn’t … Continue reading

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Religion on a resume? Might want to skip it…

The lack of religion has never been mentioned on mine. The BBC is reporting on employer bias based on religious leanings. “There has been a privatisation of religion,” said Michael Wallace, a sociology professor at the University of Connecticut and … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples 2014: cheaper meals if you pray?

Not an out-of-the-box question here but an actual article. Should the owner of a restaurant give discounts to diners if the wait staff sees them pray publicly before their meals? I say no. I say that’s special treatment, discriminatory and … Continue reading

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Apropos Atheist Scruples: finally!

I didn’t read every card and hope for something topical. I just grab whatever but today’s question is a good one for an atheist blog. Your 10-year-old has visited a relative who belongs to a small religious sect. Now the … Continue reading

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So, who’s going to watch Atheist TV on July 29th, 2014?

What is it they’re offering? the channel will broadcast 24 hours, mostly with licenses and pre-recorded content, such as documentaries by the Richard Dawkins Foundation as well as a talk show titled “Atheist Viewpoint” and a call-in show, “Atheist Experience”. … Continue reading

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Reading Billy Graham’s mail

Billy deals with this question this time around: You preachers are always saying we need to change our behavior and become better people, but I don’t agree. I think we need to learn to accept ourselves just as we are … Continue reading

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