Take Action: Two Sisters to be raped as punishment – Please demand justice

Here is an Amnesty International petition for you to sign – Please do not skip this, international attention truly does get results. I’ve lifted the following directly from the Amnesty International website. ——— Your eyes do not deceive you. An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped. The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be […]


Refusing to read a college text due to religious beliefs 1

There is a story that was recently doing the rounds about college students rebelling and refusing to read course material because it conflicted with their religious beliefs. It all started within Duke University’s student rag and that was then picked up by: CNN, USA Today, Salon, The New Civil Rights Movement, the Washington Post, the Onion AV club, Inquisitr, Slate, the Daily Beast, and of course was shared on social media. Here is one example of that … Some freshmen students at Duke University are protesting the assignment of Fun Home, claiming […]


Finding Jesus in the stars

[Side Note: This is an updated version, the author of the press release contacted me to point out that I had misrepresented him, and he was in fact correct, so I have applied some wording changes] The Friendly Atheist has a posting about a press release revealing that Jesus has been discovered in a star alignment.   The claimed observation is that  the planets Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Earth and Venus all aligned in AD 33 to form an image that looks like Jesus […]


The Moral Decay of Conservative Christianity 1

Valerie Tarico, a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington, has a nice Conservative Christian takedown over at RawStory entitled “Conservative Christians point fingers at atheists to cover growing corruption in church“. On the surface the claims made by many belief leaders sound both credible to those that believe and are also very much on script, but examine the facts, and it all rapidly fall apart. As explained by Valerie, atheists, the supposedly bastions on all bad morality, are not as described … […]


John Oliver has a quick Update on Pastor John Oliver’s Church 1

You might, or might not, remember that John Oliver did a segment on the property gospel fraudsters who basically use religious belief as their very own get-rick-quick scam and happily prey upon the desperate and the gullible (I pointed you at the clip on that a couple of weeks ago). His show is one when he basically uses humour to criticise the utterly absurd and so to drive the point home he set up his own church called “Our Lady of […]


Claim: A Muslim destroys the New Atheism with clear simple logic

There is a YouTube clip that is a great example of fatally flawed “thinking”, and the claim presented is that they have clear simple logic that supposedly destroys new atheism. Side note … it is curious that they use the term “New Atheism”, so should we conclude that their argument does not hold true for “old” atheism? Atheism is of course simply the rejection of god claims, and so prefixing the word with “new” or some other word, does not in any […]