BSR 27: There Are No Good Reasons to Believe in Miracles

 AUGUST 26, 2020 BY BOB SEIDENSTICKER Summary of reply: redefining “miracle” is not helpful, “consciousness” is no more miraculous than a thousand other abstract nouns, and David Hume’s recommendation for critiquing miracles is still valid. (These Bite-Size Replies are responses to “Quick Shots,” brief Christian responses to atheist challenges. The introduction to this series is here.) Challenge to […]

New Research Shows the Four Conditions That Lead to a Less Religious Society

BY HEMANT MEHTA  AUGUST 25, 2020 A couple of summers ago, I spent a wonderful week working with a group of policy experts, computer programmers, and sociologists and discussing what conditions would create communities with more thoughtful, charitable, and connected atheists. It wasn’t merely some long thought experiment. There was plenty of historical data available that allowed […]

Florida Lawmaker Who Thanks God For Slavery Loses Re-Election Bid

AUGUST 21, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Good News: Florida State Rep. Kimberly Daniels, the lawmaker who thanks God for slavery, lost her bid for re-election earlier this week. The Center Square reports: State Rep. Kim Daniels was defeated in her Democratic primary… Daniels managed only 40.2 percent of Tuesday’s vote, losing to community activist Angie Nixon, who received […]

Christian Parents Call Wisconsin School District’s Face Mask Requirement ‘Satanic’

 AUGUST 12, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Satanic Panic: Christian parents in a Wisconsin school district are fighting a face mask requirement for returning students, claiming the requirement is a “pagan ritual” for “satanic worshipers.” WTMJ TV reports: BROOKFIELD, Wis. — The Elmbrook School District will reopen five days a week to in-person learning. The decision came after […]

Georgia School Principal: COVID-19 Is ‘God’s Cleansing Plan’

AUGUST 10, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Deplorable: Georgia school teachers and other teachers around the country are being placed in intolerable situations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One Georgia lawmaker, State Rep. Beth Moore, has set up an anonymous inbox where whistleblowers in Georgia can report “tips, photos and videos about unsafe conditions at Georgia schools.” […]

Fox News Host ‘Shocked’ To Learn Children Catch COVID-19

AUGUST 10, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE The Stupid, It Burns: Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt expresses “shock” to learn that children are susceptible to COVID-19. Daily Beast reports: Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt learned some disturbing new information on Monday morning: Children can, in fact, contract the coronavirus.  Earhardt, referring to a new report from the American […]

Hundreds Forced To Quarantine After Priest Who Mocked COVID Hospitalized With Virus

AUGUST 3, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Toxic Religion: Hundreds have been forced into quarantine after an irresponsible priest who frequently mocked legitimate fears of COVID-19 was hospitalized with the virus. Before being hospitalized, the priest, Monsignor Charles Pope, would frequently berate Catholics who chose to stay away from mass under the advice of medical professionals and […]

Fox Host Pirro: Face Masks Are Plot To ‘Dehumanize’ And ‘Frighten People’

AUGUST 3, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Covidiot: Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro ignores the science and claims that face masks are actually part of a plot to “dehumanize” and “frighten people” because “it’s exactly what the anarchists and the protesters need.” Pirro, speaking on the July 27, 2020, edition of London Real, first suggested that Biden would use […]

COVID Outbreak Linked To Televangelist Who Claimed Jesus Protects Christians From Virus

JULY 26, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Selling Snake Oil: A COVID outbreak is being linked to a Bible conference held by televangelist Andrew Wommack, who recently promised his followers that Jesus protects Christians from the coronavirus. Westword reports: Colorado Springs-based Andrew Wommack Ministries followed up a six-day conference with a celebration attended by over 800 people, despite an attempt […]

Fox News Guest: Children Don’t Deserve ‘Free Food’ Because ‘That’s Communism’

NOVEMBER 11, 2019 BY MICHAEL STONE Deplorable: Fox News guest Rebecca Friedrichs argues that public schools should not give children “free healthcare,” “free food,” and “free emotional support” because “that’s communism.” In a despicable display of callous cruelty, Rebecca Friedrichs, a former teacher and conservative Christian activist who makes a living smearing public schools and teacher’s […]

Florida Christians Claim ‘Biblically Wrong’ Face Mask Mandate Interferes With Prayer

 AUGUST 4, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Because The Bible: Florida Christians are fighting a local face mask mandate, holding rallies and launching lawsuits while claiming that the mandate is “Biblically wrong” and “interferes with the ability to pray.” The Bradenton Herald reports: A Palmetto pastor and a state politician have sued Manatee County government over its mandatory […]

Phylogeny Challenge

AronRa This is the ultimate challenge to be answered by anyone hoping to promote creationism; the identification of “created kinds”? Any intrepid creationist who attempts to meet this challenge will instead discover a truth which John Muir once described thus: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything […]

Unfulfilling Prophecy

AronRa I still keep seeing the same old already-refuted all over social media. What’s it take to make these arguments die? I’m tired of repeating myself. So I’m making a series of short videos dealing with the PRATTs that we always see repeated every week from every creationist out there.

What Is Zoroastrianism?

What do Emperor Xerxes, Freddie Mercury, and Ireland’s richest citizen Pallonji Mistry have in common? All of them are Zoroastrians. The ancient religion of Iran. This is one of the oldest ongoing religions and altered the course of history by influencing Judaism, Christanity, Islam, and Greek philosophy. Zoroastrianism was born in ancient Iran at least […]

The Ten Commandments

There is no greater damnation of the commandments than reading what the Bible has to say about them. Anyone who argues for reverence of the damn Commandments in our government buildings should see this video and shut up afterward. This was my presentation to the Secular Humanists of East Texas at Stephan F Austin State […]

The One True God

If Christianity (or Islam) were true, the religion should’ve appeared in other areas around the world in complete cultural isolation from biblical locales. Such evidence would point toward a universal truth, an omnipresent God, but as we well know, God suspiciously obeys man made borders and does not reveal Himself until men arrive with books […]