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Raif Badawi, Possibly Spared from Additional Lashes, Could Now Be Sentenced to Death

While the fate of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (below) is still up in the air -- he received 50 lashes of a 1,000-lashes punishment for "insulting Islam," though the flogging has been indefinitely delayed -- it looks like things may be getting worse for him.

Rape Pastor Victor Barnard, Who Claimed He’s Jesus, Is Caught in Brazil After a Long Manhunt

The year-long manhunt for Victor Barnard, an American pastor charged with 59 counts of sexual assault, is over. Barnard, who was on the U.S. Marshals Service's Most Wanted List, was arrested in a beach town in Brazil on Friday. I previously wrote about him here.From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The arrest took place in a condominium by Pipa Beach, considered one of Brazil’s most beautiful coastal locations. Barnard was reportedly staying with a 33-year-old Brazilian woman who previously lived in the United States. Federal police confiscated religious papers, diaries, computers, flash drives and cellphones from the condo.
From CNN:
The 53-year-old suspect was wanted by the Pine County, Minnesota, Sheriff's Office for allegedly sexually abusing two young girls who were members of his church, the U.S Marshals Service said. ... [P]rosecutors in Pine County, Minnesota, issued a criminal complaint that accused him of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. The manhunt began after a two-year investigation into allegations from two women about Barnard's alleged conduct while he was preaching to a religious group in Finlayson, Minnesota.As a pastor, Victor Barnard inspired his congregants with his charisma and apparent devotion to the teachings of Jesus Christ. "I had never met anybody that I thought loved the word of God as much as Victor Barnard did," [said] Ruth Johnson, a former member of Barnard's River Road Fellowship.

Kansas Senate Approves Bill That Criminalizes Teaching Material Deemed “Harmful to Minors”

The Kansas State Senate on Wednesday passed S.B. 56, with twenty-six Republican senators supporting the measure, and six Republicans and eight Democrats opposing. The bill is ostensibly designed to protect students by making it illegal to display or present material that is “harmful to minors,” such as pornography. But the broad categorizations and vague language [Read More...]

Did Jesus Die On a Cross… Or On a Pole?

You learn something new every day.
For centuries scholars have known that the Greek New Testament word “stauros,” which is translated into English as cross, can refer to a device of several shapes, commonly a single upright pole, “torture stake” or even tree.The Romans did not have a standard way of crucifying prisoners, and Josephus tells us that during the siege of Jerusalem, soldiers nailed or tied their victims in a variety of positions.

A Most Unsettling Trend: Christians Rejoicing in ISIS

Charisma News is praising a video in which families of murdered Egyptian Christian Copts thank ISIS for making martyrs of their loved ones. In it, a smiling man named Beshir who just lost two brothers to ISIS chats with an audience and callers:

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Comment by John Secular Smith on September 17, 2009 at 12:24am
So was the theist's discussion euthanized?
Comment by qıƃ ɟ ǝıɔɐɹʇ on September 12, 2009 at 2:07pm
Stephen Murphy said: "Someone with pretty brown hair was cropped out of your photo!"

I just thought that Hemant was sporting his Sanjaya Malakar left-side ponytail look. ...spoken by a fellow off-center photograph sporter...

(love me some Sanjaya)
Comment by Marc Draco on August 23, 2009 at 1:54pm
Gotta love these guys http://www.illinoisfamily.org/news/contentview.asp?c=34504 - what ever happened to freedom of speech, love thy neighbor, etc.?

LOL. You go for it man!
Comment by Blake Mitchell on August 4, 2009 at 3:53pm
are there any atheist in Princeton or Trenton?

I am trying to get a meet up going and right now we have 4 people including me. I want to get a few more people if possible.Head over to the New Jersey Atheists discussion forum and make a post.
Comment by animus on August 2, 2009 at 2:48am
My bark is worse than my bite...woof! Glad to attach myself to the lighter side of atheism. My whole family is (morbidly) religious. Have learned attacking is not always a good option. So will go to my little corner for now... thanks for training me not to attack when sniffing dogma.
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 30, 2009 at 8:53am
That's okay Danielle. I am not particularly friendly either. Just ask my patrons:)
Comment by Jennifer Parsons on July 10, 2009 at 10:32pm
Hi Friendly Atheists...I think I'm friendly, so I thought I'd join. :-D
Comment by Elessarina on June 3, 2009 at 3:44pm
I will be in Chicago in early September anyone around?
Comment by Fiona on August 25, 2008 at 11:05pm
Love you friendly atheists out there
Thanx for letting me join such a friendly group
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Fee
Comment by Allytude on August 25, 2008 at 11:02am
Hemant, there seems to be a problem with your site- I cannot access it.

However, the adverts on the right of this page are hilarious
 

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