Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hidden World: Life Inside a Cult: Tracy Lockwood

Tracy spend her childhood living on the compounds of an isolated religious sect before finding freedom at age 18. Her journey took her through evangelical Christianity and years of questioning before she lost her faith and embraced skepticism and atheism.

She is now an advocate for the separation of church and state and for the rights of children in religious communities.

Tracy Lockwood speaking at the 2014 American Atheists National Convention in Salt Lake City, UT

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Russian tiger befriends brave goat instead of eating it

An unlikely friendship continued to develop between a rare Amur tiger and a goat that was meant to be his dinner, at Primorsky Safari Park.

Amur & Timur: 'Unusual' friendship between tiger & goat explained

Goat is off the menu! For the time-being anyway. One tiger in a safari park in eastern Russia has become best friends with a goat that was supposed to be lunch. Amur the Tiger and his mate Timur the Goat have become stars of social media - surprising the world with their budding friendship.

RT (Russia Today)

Children with a Religious Upbringing Show Less Altruism

When separated and analyzed by specific religion, the finding remained: children from both Christian and Muslim families on average shared less than nonreligious children.

Children with a Religious Upbringing Show Less Altruism. By Victoria Sayo Turner on February 9, 2016

QI - Hoaxes

QI XL H03 - Hoaxes

With Danny Baker, Sean Lock and David Mitchell.
Video by BBC, host Stephen Fry.

Friday, February 5, 2016

"God's Not Dead" In 5 Minutes

Have you seen the new Christian movie God's Not dead? Heres all you need to know about this cinematic masterpiece in 5 minutes.

Copycats: How Christianity Steals the Best Ideas

Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. As the host of The Thinking Atheist, a podcast with 250,000 monthly downloads and one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth now uses his abilities to publicly challenge the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

Seth Andrews – Copycats: How Christianity Steals the Best Ideas (2014 National Convention)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Americans on geography and religion

Americans don't know shit...

Stupid Americans answering about the World & Geography
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