Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bill seeks to reaffirm In God We Trust as national motto

Oh, boy, here we go again. Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) has introduced a resolution seeking to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto. Why? The national motto is no danger of being changed, and surely our elected representatives … Continue reading

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Science and Faith: Friends or Foes? Part 1 of 3

[The following commentary is provided by a friend of this blog who wishes to remain anonymous. He has stated flatly that were his views on religion made public, it would harm his business with the locals. The workshop he critiques … Continue reading

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KY Court of Appeals rules against American Atheists

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled against American Atheists in their lawsuit against the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS). A 2006 law claims that “the safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon … Continue reading

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Podcast #135 – Vic Losick (In God We Teach)

We interview documentary filmmaker Vic Losick about his new movie In God We Teach, which explores the recent controversy involving Kearny, New Jersey public school student Matthew LaClair, who secretly recorded history teacher David Paszkiewicz and his fundamentalist Christian rants. The Kearny … Continue reading

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Podcast #134 – Alex Rosenberg (The Atheist’s Guide to Reality)

We interview philosopher Alex Rosenberg, author of The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions, an examination of the philosophical, ethical and social consequences of a clear understanding of scientific reality. For more about Alex visit his official websiteduke.edu/~alexrose. And in … Continue reading

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Clarifying myths about atheists

Wow. You need to read “Atheists misunderstood in US, but don’t need to remain silent,” written by Brandon Givens and published in the Gainesville Times. Despite the clunky title, it’s one of the clearest, most succinct defenses of atheism I’ve … Continue reading

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Podcast #133 – Shocking Abuse of Teens in “Christian” Homes

We interview journalist Kathryn Joyce, author of the new Mother Jones article “Horror Stories from Tough-Love Teen Homes,” a disturbing exposé of just how bad it can get when homes for troubled kids go unregulated simply because they’ve slapped a religious label on … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some foot-in-mouth?

What is it with these people? It’s one thing to disagree with the president’s policies…but comparing him to Hitler? And seriously, in the long history of political errors, John Boehner’s golf game with Obama is the biggest political mistake ever? … Continue reading

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