Year in Review. 2013 Reminds Us Why Secularism Matters.
Jan 21, 2014 · 22 

In April 2013, nightmarish scenes were recorded as two pressure cooker bombs, which killed 3 people and injured around 260 others, disrupted the Boston Marathon. The culprits were said to be motivated by ‘extremist’ Islamist beliefs. In May, British Army drummer Lee Rigby was run down by two men in Woolwich, UK, before being stabbed …

The Scientology Marriage Ruling is a Victory for Religious Freedom
Jan 8, 2014 · 27 

With the approval of Britain's Supreme Court you can now be married in England by the Church of Scientology, the cult founded by the science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. What next, Jedi or Doctor Who-themed marriages? Well, actually, you can already have a Jedi-themed marriage, so long as you don't claim it is religious. That's …

Why We Should Teach Religion to Children
Sep 28, 2013 · 59 

We should teach religion to children because, by learning about the origins of myths and the histories of various religious institutions, they can see all religions as part of the same phenomenon — and not see one as inherently superior to all others.  I think it is important to give children a healthy dose of …

Why We Should Teach Religion to Children
Sep 28, 2013

We should teach religion to children because, by learning about the origins of myths and the histories of various religious institutions, they can see all religions as part of the same phenomenon — and not see one as inherently superior to all others.  I think it is important to give children a healthy dose of …

Why We Should Teach Religion to Children
Sep 28, 2013

We should teach religion to children because, by learning about the origins of myths and the histories of various religious institutions, they can see all religions as part of the same phenomenon — and not see one as inherently superior to all others.  I think it is important to give children a healthy dose of …

Why We Should Teach Religion to Children
Sep 28, 2013

We should teach religion to children because, by learning about the origins of myths and the histories of various religious institutions, they can see all religions as part of the same phenomenon — and not see one as inherently superior to all others.  I think it is important to give children a healthy dose of …

Pope, Criticizing Narrow Focus, Calls for Church as ‘Home for All’
Sep 20, 2013

Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.   His surprising comments came …

The Jehovah’s Witnesses | The Thinking Atheist – blogtalkradio
Sep 19, 2013

Please go to the source link to listen or download Sponsored by Audible.com.  Get a FREE audiobook and 30-day trial today by signing up at www.audiblepodcast.com/thinkingathiest It's is one of the most unusual and mysterious churches (cults?) in the world.   But what, exactly, is a Jehovah's Witness?  What do JWs believe?   Do they truly …

Obama Administration Invites Atheists to Interfaith Planning on Campus
Sep 18, 2013

An unlikely party will be sitting at the table when the United States Department of Education hosts its interfaith initiative: atheists.  The Secular Student Alliance, a national nonprofit dedicated to organizing nonreligious students, announced today that they were invited to take part in a special planning session September 24th as part of the national gathering …

Ahmed Akkari Repents Violent Opposition to Danish Cartoons Lampooning Islam | The Daily Beast
Sep 18, 2013

After a Danish newspaper published cartoons satirizing the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, Ahmed Akkari spearheaded protests that ultimately cost the lives of 200 people. Now he says he’s sorry. Michael Moynihan on what changed Akkari’s mind.   The video surfaced on YouTube last month. Abu Khattab, a Danish member of the radical Salafi group Call to …

Bills let agencies refuse adoptions due to morals
Sep 18, 2013

Lawmakers could vote this week on bills letting faith-based agencies refuse to participate in adoptions that violate their beliefs, despite accusations that they would permit discrimination against gays and others. Advocates of the legislation say it would codify existing practice into law and preemptively protect religious child-placing organizations from repercussions if Michigan ever legalizes gay …

I Am The Innocent
Sep 16, 2013

Every year, an estimated 14 million girls are married before they turn 18, many before they become teenagers. Their voices are too often unheard. How to Help Written By: The Thinking Atheistcontinue to source article at youtube.com