There are several carnivals this week you may want to check out:
- Carnival of the Godless at Axis of Jared.
- 54th Carnival of the Liberals at Neural Gourmet.
- Skeptics Circle #77 at Whitecoat Underground.
- 13th Humanist Symposium at Faith in Honest Doubt.
For those of you who are interested the annual Blog for Choice blogswarm is January 22nd – the 35th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. This years topic is why it’s important to vote pro-choice. You can sign up here and download a graphic to let your readers know you’ll be participating in the blogswarm.
Call to Arms: Creeping Theocracy Alert:
Vjack of Atheist Revolution has a post up about a new bill that theocratic Christians are trying to sneak by everyone that you really need to take action on. They’re trying to pass a bill that is packed full of lies and distortions in an attempt to rewrite American history to fit the "Christian Nation" myth. From Talk to Action:
This resolution, which purports to promote "education on America’s history of religious faith," is packed with the same American history lies found on the Christian nationalist websites, and in the books of pseudo-historians like David Barton. It lists a total of seventy-five "Whereas’s," leading up to four resolves, the third of which is particularly disturbing — that the U.S. House of Representatives "rejects, in the strongest possible terms, any effort to remove, obscure, or purposely omit such history from our Nation’s public buildings and educational resources," a travesty of the highest magnitude, considering that most of the "history" this resolve aims to promote in our public buildings and schools IS NOT REAL!
Sponsored by Rep. J. Randy Forbes of Virginia it has 31 cosponsors as of today. If you’re an American it’s especially important to let your representatives know that you know what they or their cohorts are up too and you don’t like it one bit.
Bill Maher tells it like it is:
Bill Maher recently appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien where he talked about Republicans and religion. Here’s the clip:
Funny Church Sign:
I went and forgot where I found it, but here’s a photo of marquee in front of a church somewhere up north I suppose: