Atheism is one of the most popular and pronounced philosophies known among the general public, and Friendly Atheist is among the movement's most dynamic and deep-thinking blogs. Its founder Richard gained fame for an eBay auction that allowed bidders to request him to spend time in an actual Christian church. That willingness to test belief to its extremities distinguishes the whole site. Regular readers are also invited to ask Richard their most probing atheism-related questions.
Cardinal George Pell Admits “Enormous Mistakes” in Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Cardinal George Pell is the Catholic Church leader who is allegedly responsible for covering up instances of child sexual abuse by priests in Victoria, Australia. He now lives in the Vatican, where he serves as Pope Francis' top financial adviser. That's mighty convenient since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is currently investigating the matter in Australia, which he could attend in person due to a sickness.But yesterday, Pell testified for four hours via video while dozens of abuse survivors sat in person to listen to his testimony:
Make America Drumpf Again!
While everyone else was watching the Academy Awards last night, John Oliver made a fair point about Donald Trump: If his last name wasn't associated with success in the minds of so many people, would he really be as popular as he currently is?And that's why he should go back to his family's ancestral name: Drumpf!
Why Do We Have Leap Years? Let Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain
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- Feb 29, 2016 Podcast Ep. 96: Stephen Prothero, Author of Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars
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- Feb 28, 2016 One Benefit to Donald Trump: He Might Dismantle the Evangelical Voting Bloc
- Feb 28, 2016 “Jesus Also Had Two Parents” Billboard Celebrates Legalization of Same-Sex Adoptions in Portugal
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- Feb 28, 2016 A Compilation of Stephen Fry’s Best Arguments and Comebacks
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- Feb 28, 2016 Gravitational Waves Confirm Christian God’s Existence, Says Fox News Guest
- Feb 27, 2016 In Rare Move, Germany Fines Atheist €500 for Violating Blasphemy Law
- Feb 27, 2016 Idaho Legislators Will Revise Bill Allowing Teachers to Refer to the Bible in Science Classes
- Feb 27, 2016 Oklahoma Legislator Says Public Schools Are “Atheist-Based” in Letter to Constituent
- Feb 27, 2016 Maryland Legislator Wants to Force Kids to Listen to Christian Prayers at Mandatory School Events
- Feb 27, 2016 Edwina Rogers Dismisses Claims in Her Lawsuit Against Richard Dawkins and Atheist Lobbying Group
- Feb 27, 2016 Saudi Arabia Sentences Man to 2,000 Lashes and 10 Years in Prison for His Atheist Tweets
- Feb 27, 2016 Atheists of Utah Will Donate Money to Planned Parenthood on Behalf of Anti-Abortion Governor
- Feb 27, 2016 Donald Trump: As President, I’ll Reverse the Law That Prevents Churches from Endorsing Candidates
- Feb 27, 2016 A Woman is Suing El Al for Having to Switch Seats at the Request of an Ultra-Orthodox Passenger
- Feb 27, 2016 God is Sending This Young Woman a Sign… Literally
- Feb 27, 2016 What Should Atheists Say When Someone Sneezes?
- Feb 26, 2016 Petition Urges Washington Officials to Investigate Donations to Mark Driscoll’s Former Church
- Feb 26, 2016 Christian Blogger: Adult Coloring Books with Mandalas Open the Door to Demons
- Feb 26, 2016 Donald Trump: The IRS Is Auditing Me Because I’m a “Strong Christian”
- Feb 26, 2016 This is the Disturbing Material Ohio Students Were Taught in a Faith-Based Sex-Ed Program