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‘Guru of Bling’ collects testicles for God: An Indian spiritual leader is accused of convincing up to 400 followers to remove their testicles, claiming that by doing so the men would be able to speak directly to God.
Guru convinced 400 men to castrate themselves to be closer to God
Poll: 57% Of GOPers Support Making Christianity The National Religion
In the United States, when a politician refuses to admit he accepts evolution, he’s still considered a plausible candidate for President. In Canada, when a politician doubts evolution, he’s laughed off the public stage.
This is How Everyone Should React When a Politician Admits He Doesn’t Accept Evolution
California’s 21st state senate district is holding a special election on March 17.
Atheist comedian runs for state senate
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge--from climate change to vaccinations--faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing.
Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?
Christian nationalism and a fear of historical truth is driving Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma to replace Advanced Placement U.S. History classes with a course emphasizing the Ten Commandments, Bible studies and Christian sermons.
Oklahoma bill replaces AP History with Bible studies and sermons
"Under House Joint Resolution 71, proposed by Rep. James VanHuss (R-Jonesborough), the following words would be added to Article I of the Constitution of Tennessee.: "We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God, our Creator and Savior"
Sinister Law Brings Theocracy To Tennessee: The Christian Right Are Coming For Your State Next
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break
The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical…
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Carl Sagan - Brilliance in science that lives, will live and sparkle for eons! One of my 'most admired' personalities.
Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" television series was one of the best things I ever watched. Now nearly 30 years old it can still enthral and amaze me with its breadth and depth of history, science and knowledge. It had a profound effect on me when I first saw it that has continued to this day.
Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy. And in the final tolling it often turns out that the facts are more comforting than the fantasy. -Carl Sagan
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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking
Revenge of the religious right: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback rescinds an order protecting LGBT state government employees from harassment and discrimination stemming from sexual orientation or gender identity.
Kansas Governor revokes protections for gay and transgender state employees
Both political commenters and government officials voiced their opinions after an Oregon judge ruled that Christian bakery owners discriminated against a lesbian couple after refusing to bake them a wedding cake.
Reactions to Christian Bakery Owners Facing Discrimination Charges
"What Happens When You Call the Number on a Christian Billboard?" Our old friend Lady A lets us know in her new blog, The Normal Atheist.