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Apr 18, 2014

We look at the controversy in some Christian circles regarding the recent "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Is it a sign of the End Times? (Probably not.)

Plus:

Parents in Oviedo, Florida claim a public school teacher stopped their kindergartener from praying before lunch. Is this a legitimate beef, or just a cheap publicity stunt engineered by a father who just happens to work for a Christian book publisher who just happens to be publishing a book (by a Fox News personality, no less) about how put-upon Christians are in the U S of A nowadays.

Louisiana lawmakers are advancing a bill that would declare the Holy Bible as the official state book. Really.

Check out Chuck Hall's new book Playing Chess with Pigeons, a collection of refutations of common religious attacks against nonbelievers.

Announcements:

Atlanta SkeptiCamp is May 2-4, 2014! For more visit atlantaskeptics.com/skepticamp

Atlanta Coalition of Reason ("ATL CoR") is holding a pair of kick-off events June 21-22, featuring rapper Greydon Square, satirist Sam Singleton, author Jeremiah Camara, and comedian Steve "The King of Consciousness" Hill. Tickets are on sale now! For more visit unitedcor.org/atl