Push to make Bible Tennessee’s official book returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The state Senate sponsor of a proposal to designate the Holy Bible the official book of Tennessee is trying to persuade colleagues to revive the effort.

Anti-Atheist Terrorism: A New Threat

Anti-atheist terrorism is gaining momentum around the world. While major events like the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris and the murders of rationalist bloggers in Bangladesh brought attention to this unfortunate problem, it’s far from isolated to those individual incidents. In the last few weeks, several instances of anti-atheist terrorism suggest that these events aren’t just the actions of hateful individuals, but are the result of governmental policies which malign and discriminate against atheists.

Fox News falsely hints that D.C. shooter could be ISIS, turns out to be Christian pastor

After the U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown during an active shooter situation, Fox News was quick to speculate.

Michigan Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood on Good Friday – The Daily Beast

A counter to a “Ways of the Cross” performance by an anti-abortion group.

Denied contraception, Catholic mother of disabled child questions church teachings — at her peril

Sonia Guizar used to attend mass regularly and teach at a Catholic school. But her Catholic employer’s refusal to cover birth control brought her an ill-timed pregnancy and a child with developmental challenges that stretch her family thin. When she publically shared her experience and questioned Church teachings in a Washington Post story, what she got from fellow Catholics was a heap of abuse from people whose urge to defend religious dogma and authority trumped their kindness and compassion.

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Muslim shopkeeper murdered in suspected ‘religiously prejudiced’ attack after posting on Facebook of love for Christians – Telegraph

Detectives arrest 32-year-old Muslim man after Pakistani-born Asad Shah, 40, repeatedly stabbed in savage attack

Thanks to Christians pushing Bibles on students, Colorado elementary school must now make Satanic coloring books available | DeadState

Delta Middle School in Colorado will now be giving away coloring books from The Satanic Temple, all thanks to Christians who demanded Bibles be given away and the school board that allowed it to happen.

Atheist Calls for Unity and Decency in Secular Invocation at Jacksonville (FL) City Council Meeting

“It’s a very lonely feeling when you are regarded as different.”

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

Religious beliefs and scientific thinking clash because different brain areas are involved in both cognitive processes.