ATHEISM: “Obama Signs Law Giving Protection to Atheists” Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

For the first time, atheists and other nonreligious persons are explicitly named as a class protected by the law.

President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The new law protects atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers around the world from religious persecution.

ANTI-ATHEIST BIGOTRY: “Radio Host: Atheists Shouldn’t Be Judges” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer declared on his radio program on Friday that a person who does not believe in God or who supports abortion rights is unqualified to serve as a judge at any level in America.

ABRAHAMIC METAPHYSICS: “History Lesson: Religion’s Portrayal of ‘Hell’ is Totally Misunderstood” / Big Think / Rob Bell ☮

A lot of us are banking on heaven for ourselves and hell for certain others, but spiritual teacher Rob Bell urges us to think about those concepts as states of consciousness, and rethink the nature of the afterlife.