The Jesus statue in question
As reported by Matthew Clark of the American Center for Law and Justice, a Wisconsin-based atheist group called The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is suing in federal court to have a Jesus statue removed from a mountainside in Montana.
The statue, which the FFRF argues is a “ruse and a sham,” was erected atop Big Mountain in the 1950’s by Kn... More
Hitchens in the new Vanity Fair.
An infant and a corpse. They are the most common images of Christ ― the baby in the manger or his mother’s arms, the dead man on the cross ― and they offer a final refutation and a last hope for Christopher Hitchens for all time.
Hitchens, the great pugilist pundit, died a little over a week ago, and he went out with a beautiful flourish. His last essay, “T... More
An AlterNet article by Amanda Marcotte helpfully gathers “10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists” and purports to debunk them. It is a fascinating look into the brain of an atheist. Let’s look through her myths and see how they hold up. (At the Gregorian Institute, I have come up with “Six Myths about Atheism” of my own.)
“Myth” 1: “There are no ath... More