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Why Doesn't Pascal's Wager Apply to Christians Too?

But what if you are wrong about God?<p>You've undoubtedly heard this question from Christians many times. They begin a conversation by assuming that you …

Planned Parenthood suspect: 'I am a warrior for the babies'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people in an attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic defied his own defense attorney in court, declaring himself a "warrior for the babies" who would not be silenced by the lawyer tasked with potentially saving his life.<p>Robert …

Crime

After Removing Christian Crosses from Wall, Arkansas Government Officials Put Them Right Back Up

December 9, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Last month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Craighead County Assessor’s Office in Arkansas …

High fructose corn syrup goes to court, scientific verdict partly in | Ars Technica

Fruit sugar has troubling effects, but too much of all sugars is the problem.<p>A sour struggle between sweeteners is underway in a Los Angeles federal …

Diabetes

Making Resistant Brain Cancer Cells Sensitive to Treatment

<b>Scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and clinicians from Carilion Clinic have discovered how to sensitize drug-resistant</b> …

Class Action Lawsuit Says New York Yeshivas Failed to Give Students a Proper Secular Education

November 22, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>For years now, ultra-Orthodox Jews have been in charge of a public school district in East Ramapo, New York in …

Body Of Dead Woman Hanging On Fence Mistaken For Halloween Decoration

<b>CHILLICOTHE, OH</b> – According to police, the dead body of Rebecca Cade was seen hanging from a fence but dismissed by neighbors as a macabre Halloween …

Crime

If Trump can track Muslims, close Mosques, what can he do to You?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, having said earlier that he might seek to close down mosques if he were …

Jennifer Lawrence removed from Israeli Hunger Games posters

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has opened in cinemas around the world, but there is one territory that will be seeing a bit less of star Jennifer Lawrence.<p>How The Hunger Games staged a revolution<p>Read more<p>Posters for the final part of the dystopian action franchise in some parts of Israel …

Movies

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How Rick Santorum Would Reach Out to Conservative Atheists

November 20, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Reader <b>Justin Scott</b>, who previously had a brief exchange with <b>Sen. Bernie Sanders</b> about religion, heard that <b>Sen. Rick</b> …

Awesome

Black Americans Twice As Likely To Report Force In Last Police Encounter

WASHINGTON -- Black Americans were more than two times as likely as whites to report being threatened with force or to have experienced it in their most recent police encounter, according to a new federal report.<p>The report from the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics looked at four …

Justice

Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint

In 28 states, a hotel can refuse service to a transgender person, or discriminate against them in other ways, and face no legal repercussions. But this sort of discrimination is illegal under Iowa law, so a black trans woman filed a civil rights complaint Tuesday against a hotel that called the …

LGBTQI

Poll: 53% Israelis support extrajudicial killings

Some 53 percent of Israelis have expressed support for the extrajudicial killings of alleged Palestinian attackers on the spot, even after their arrest and when they "no longer pose a threat", according to a new poll.<p>Israeli forces kill 72-year-old Palestinian woman<p>Published by the Israel Democracy …

Israel

Jury and racial bias debate comes to the Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Several Supreme Court justices appeared sympathetic on Monday to claims from a death row inmate that new racially-charged evidence indicating prosecutors may have unlawfully attempted to remove African-Americans from serving on a jury should win him a new trial, nearly 30 years …

Human Rights

Payday Loan Industry Admits 'Very Few' Borrowers Repay Their Loans

Payday lenders make money by giving people loans they can’t pay back.<p>That fact has been apparent for years. A 2009 study from the Center for Responsible Lending found that people taking out new loans to repay old ones make up 76 percent of the payday market. Despite this information, the payday …

Finance

No Man’s Sky Treads New Ground In Game Design

Arriving June 2016<p>It's been a big month for one of the biggest game worlds ever planned. <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, the mysterious and long-anticipated space exploration game, has released a trailer, appeared on <i>The Late Show</i>, and set a release date of June 2016 for its huge, untested universe-sized experience. …

The Republicans' Secret

In the past few days, US voters has been reminded of the reasons why we don't trust Republicans: Representative Trey Gowdy's Benghazi committee demonstrated that the GOP abuses congressional power for political purposes. The Republican threat to not raise the debt limit indicates they don't …

Republicans

Indiegogo Bans Non-Lethal SALT Gun

Safe arms limitation talks<p>The premise behind the SALT gun is right there in the name: it’s a gun that shoots salt, designed as a “Safe ALTernative” to a lethal gun, for people to keep as a home defense weapon that incapacitates but doesn't kill an attacker. Developing such a weapon is tricky, and …

Thomas Jefferson’s Struggle with Islamic Brutality

October 29, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>This is an article by <b>Eric Wojciechowski</b>. It appears in the current issue of <i>American Atheist</i> magazine. <i>American Atheist</i> …

Juvenal Morales Accused Of Biting Off Top Of Two-Month-Old Baby’s Ear

<b>SAN BENITO, TX</b> – Juvenal Morales is behind bars after the 17-year-old allegedly bit off a “large portion” of his 2-month-old baby’s ear.According to …

Crime

In Colombia, Atheists Protesters Attacked by Catholics in Public Park

October 22, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>This past Sunday, at a public park in the Castilla neighborhood in Colombia, a local Christian leader named <b>Jesús</b> …

Support For Marijuana Legalization Back At An All-Time High

Support for marijuana legalization has once again reached a high of 58 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.<p>This marks the third consecutive year that a majority of Americans have supported <b></b>legalizing marijuana, as measured by Gallup.<p>The idea of marijuana legalization hasn't always …

Cannabis

23andMe Gets FDA Approval For Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Tests

It’s now the first company of its kind to get the feds’ go-ahead<p>After the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forced 23andMe to stop marketing the health reports in its spit kits in 2013, the personal genomics company has now been approved to offer its tests directly to consumers, according to a …

Eritrean envoy to Israel calls for arrest of lynch mob

The Eritrean ambassador to Israel has called for a thorough investigation and subsequent arrest of those who shot and beat an Eritrean migrant who later died of his wounds in southern Israel.<p>Tesfamariam Tekeste told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that he asked the Israeli foreign ministry for a full …

Israel

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