Mentally ill man attempts suicide after clinic replaces his meds with Bible study

Alex Jacobsen, 26, was suffering from mental exhaustion and anxiety. He hadn’t slept for days despite being in a faith-based treatment program. He felt hopeless and when he spotted a box knife he grabbed it and held it against his neck pressing harder as it cut through his skin.

Religion could die out as world’s population gets richer, evolutionary scientists claim

A wealthier population could mean the end of religion, according to evolutionary scientists. The group of academics suggest the world’s major religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism, emerged as an evolutionary response to the differences in lifestyle between wealthy elites and other, poorer, communities.

They Must Be the Least Belligerent Drunks Ever

Their website has some hilarious products.

Arkansas man planned to hang 7 mayors over Common Core and overthrow US with ‘Christian army’

A Mineral Springs man was taken back into custody after a judge ruled he was a threat to the community for mailing threatening letters to lawmakers over Common Core standards in the schools, reports Arkansas Online.

I’ll believe in God – but on on one condition | New Humanist

Laurie Taylor reminisces about the arguments he’s had with true believers.

Mississippi Police Want to Arrest the Satanists Who Turn Dead People Gay | VICE | United States

Just over a week ago the Satanic Temple, unwavering disciples of the Prince of Darkness and aspiring adopt-a-highway participants, performed a Pink Mass over the grave of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.'s mom. On Monday, the chief of the Meridian PD said that they are “in the process of constructing affidavits” and “will have [the satanists] arrested as soon as [they] can.”

A New Documentary Will Investigate the Social Stigma and Civil Rights Aspects of Atheism

That trailer was hard to watch… and harder to ignore.

Christians force driver to change beastly number plate

A driver who bought his number plate VI6SIX in memory of his late dad has been forced to scrap it by Christians who claim the beastly number is satanic. [Ed: even if he was a Satanist, so what? Leave him alone to do his thing.]

Rampant religious persecution against atheists | Richard Dawkins Foundation

Should it be a crime to deny the existence of God?

In the Russian city of Stavropol, Viktor Krasnov, a 38-year-old man, faces trial, charged with publicly insulting Orthodox Church believers by supporting atheism in social media. For proclaiming in a heated Internet exchange “there is no God,” Krasnov was confined for a month to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation. If convicted under Russia’s blasphemy law, enacted in 2013 and making it illegal to “insult the religious convictions or feelings of citizens,” he may spend up to a year in prison.

Watchdog finds much larger Catholic influence on U.S. hospitals | Grand Forks Herald

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. hospitals are now owned or affiliated withCatholic health institutions that restrict procedures such as sterilizations…