Staying sober without keeping the faith

Agnostics and atheists step outside the traditional AA model.

It’s Time to Start Calling Evangelicals What They Are: The American Taliban

“The Council For National Policy” is a Conservative Think Tank, made up of a who’s who of prominent conservatives; Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Reince Priebus, Tim LaHaye, Bobby Jindal, John McCain…

Pope Francis reduces penalties for paedophile priests to a lifetime of prayer

The Pope faces widespread condemnation for his ‘merciful’ approach to child sex offenders.

jobsanger: The U.S. Has A Double Standard About Religious Violence

The charts above are from the Public Religion Research Institute. They show that Americans have a definite double standard when it comes to religious violence. When a christian commits violence, most are quick to say he/she wasn’t really a christian. But they are nearly as forgiving for a muslim committing violence.

Pope: It’s better to be an atheist than a bad Christian

Atheists cause less scandal then Christians who talk one way and act another, Pope Francis said.

Harming Religious Freedom: For Some Oklahoma Senators, It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3

Within 15 minutes it was done: The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass three extreme bills yesterday – with no debate. The first bill would allow prayer in public schools (SB 450), the second would make the state’s law requiring parental consent for a minor to receive abortion care even more severe (SB 753) and the third would gut the state’s civil rights laws by allowing a range of individuals and businesses to discriminate as long as it’s based on a sincerely held religious belief (SB 197).

Every Day Is Sunday: As atheism rises, nonbelievers find one another

Jeff Newport can cite the Bible chapter and verse.

In Response to Christian Group, Atheists Begin “Young Skeptics” Club at CA Elementary School

It’s never too early to teach kids how to think critically.

Neil Carter on the Old Testament Atrocities

Neil Carter writes about the slaughter of the Canaanites in the Bible and how that played a pivotal role in his leaving Christianity. It echoes very much my own thoughts, though the key trigger […]

Atheist Group Convinces Virginia Town to Cancel Field Trip to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter | Christian News Network

CHRISTIANBURG, Va. — A prominent professing atheist organization has convinced the parks and recreation department of a Virginia town to cancel an upcoming