Leaving behind almost three million followers, David Javerbaum is ending the incredibly popular parody account that has claimed the title of "God" on Twitter.
The Twitter account was founded in 2010 to accompany his novel, The Last Testament: A Memoir, which is now a Broadway play called "An Act of God."
For the second consecutive year, a Mississippi lawmaker has introduced a bill to make the Bible the official state book, even though a similar bill failed to pass last year.
Known as House Bill 840 and introduced by Democratic Representative Tom Miles, the proposed legislation was referred to the Rules and Constitution committees earlier this month.
In an interview with local media, Miles argued that the bill should not be considered controversial given the legislature voted a couple years ago to add "In God We Trust" to the state seal. more >>
More Christians are participating in social media's #PrayForDawkins campaign after famed atheist Richard Dawkins suffered a stroke last week.
Christians have been using the hashtag to offer their condolences and prayers to the public figure after the Church of England called on followers to do so. Some then criticized the church for being insensitive or sarcastic.
After spending four days in the hospital in treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke he suffered on Feb. 5, famed atheist Richard Dawkins said he had been under a lot of stress as a result of a controversy which erupted over one of his tweets last month.
"The doctors asked me whether I had been suffering from stress and I had to say 'yes I had.' They keep advising me not to get involved in controversy," said Dawkins in a personal recording posted on the website of the Richard Dawkins Foundation.
He said he told them not getting involved in controversy wasn't something he was "particularly talented at." more >>
The Church of England says there was nothing insincere about sending prayers for Richard Dawkins, who recently suffered a stroke, and argued that the famed atheist professor has more "nuanced" views than some would suspect.
The official CofE twitter account sent a message on Friday stating "Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family," in reference to the evolutionary biologist suffering a minor stroke on Saturday, which forced him to cancel a planned tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The tweet apparently stirred a great deal of discussion and debate on social media, and in a blog post over the weekend the Rev. Arun Arora, director of communications for the Archbishops' Council, even acknowledged that some accused the Church of "trolling" and being insincere in its prayers. more >>
Famed atheist and author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins, suffered a "minor stroke" on Saturday forcing him to cancel his planned tour of Australia and New Zealand.
"On Saturday night Richard suffered a minor stroke, however, he is expected in time to make a full or near full recovery. He is already at home recuperating. This unfortunately means Richard will be unable to make his planned Australian and New Zealand tour. He is very disappointed that he is unable to do so but looks forward to renewing his plans in the not too distant future," his management said in a statement released by the Sydney Opera House.
Dawkins was expected to share highlights of his scientific journey and his passionate engagement in debate as a leader of the resurgent Atheist movement on Feb. 28 which was sold out, according to the Sydney Opera House. more >>