Prayer Cancellation

vic_head_small.jpgBy Victor Tanner

The ever increasing diversity of religious faith in America can cause quite of bit of turmoil amongst their followers. As it turns out, these differences might be more dangerous than previously thought. As America's religious landscape becomes more and more diverse, there is a very real danger that conflicting prayers offered to different gods may phase cancel each other out in much the same way that noise silencing systems work, rendering the prayers useless.

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Constitution is Clear: No State Money for Religious Schools

us_constitution.jpgBy Bob Schmitz

(Note: the following appeared as the ‘Letter of the Day’ in the Thursday, October 28th edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. –ed.)

Tuesday's commentary "TiZA's success should not be punished" by two representatives of the Minnesota NAACP overlooks one salient fact: TiZA is a religious school collecting tax dollars in violation of the Minnesota Constitution.


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New Policies

mn_atheists_logo.jpgThe first annual review of our public policies was completed, and Revision B was accepted at the October meeting of the Board of Directors.  Members of the committee that performed the review were Bjorn Watland, Crystal Dervetski, August Berkshire and myself.  The review committee made minor, non-substantive edits to existing policies, and added new policies, which are provided below.  – George Kane

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Book Review: I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

im_perfect_youre_doomed.jpgBy Eric Jayne

Most of us know that Jehovah’s Witnesses are notorious for going door-to-door hocking their religion. They’re kind of like Girl Scouts except the former sells an intangible dubious product that exploits fear while the latter offers delicious chocolate-covered Tagalongs and Thin Mints that exploit your sweet tooth.  When it comes to the Jehovah’s Witnesses most of us either say “no thanks” or skip the nominal pleasantry and opt to simply close the door in the middle of their spiel.

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