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An Atheist visits the Museum of the Bible

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I wanted to be impressed. I wanted to learn something. I wanted to be pleasantly surprised by a fair-minded presentation. With a few notable exceptions, however, the museum failed to meet even my low expectations.

Grandma got run over by a church bus…

Sam Grover

If you give religion an inch, it’ll take a mile. This has never been more true in the U.S. than it is today, as illustrated by the Supreme Court’s unfortunate Hobby Lobby debacle. One argument that Hobby Lobby’s religious, anti-choice owners made in their case was that because the Affordable Care Act already had exemptions […]

The Devil’s in the details: Justice Scalia and what the Constitution actually says about favoring religion over nonreligion

The Supreme Court, or at least the five all-Catholic, all-male conservative majority on our Supreme Court, elevated religious belief above the law in the Hobby Lobby decision earlier this year. Last week, Justice Antonin Scalia, a member of that male Catholic majority, spoke at Colorado Christian University and stated what could only be inferred in the Hobby Lobby decision: […]

Christian privilege and the “desecration” of a Jesus statue

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Christian privilege is an insidious cancer prevalent in this country. This time the victim is a 14-year-old prankster with an irreverent sense of humor. The unidentified teen posted pictures of himself and a Jesus statue in which it appears the Lord is fellating the teen. Sure, the photo is tasteless. But poor taste is not a crime […]