Thomas Paine, a secular Easter, a Pulitzer-winning guest and a freethought university

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have seen the secular agenda pushed forward in a number of directions recently — with a bit of nudging from us. A prominent scholar and historian has endorsed the construction of a statue of “Forgotten Founder” Thomas Paine that we’re fighting for in the nation’s capital — providing […]

Leave No Stone Unturned – An Easter Challenge For Christians

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I HAVE AN EASTER challenge for Christians. My challenge is simply this: tell me what happened on Easter. I am not asking for proof. My straightforward request is merely that Christians tell me exactly what happened on the day that their most important doctrine was born. Believers should eagerly take up this challenge, since without […]

Biden’s Easter column has exclusionary undertone

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On Easter weekend, President Biden issued a personal commentary to encourage “all who celebrate Easter” to read. But that invitation excludes a lot of us Americans, 35 percent of whom are not Christian.

Easter Challenge

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“Leave No Stone Unturned” An Easter Challenge For Christians I HAVE AN EASTER challenge for Christians. My challenge is simply this: tell me what happened on Easter. I am not asking for proof. My straightforward request is merely that Christians tell me exactly what happened on the day that their most important doctrine was born. […]

He is Risen — Trick or Treat!

It’s that time of year again: Ghosts and zombies, graveyards, disguises and spooky stories. That’s right. Easter is upon us, the season that celebrates the revivification of an executed corpse, a story so fantastical that it makes Halloween look like child’s play. Zombies? Look at this phantasmagorical tale in the Gospel of Matthew, at the […]