Actress Julianne Moore Briefly Mentions Her Atheism in an Interview

We’ve known for a while now that actress Julianne Moore is an atheist. In a 2002 episode of Inside the Actors Studio, Moore and host James Lipton had this exchange (at the 32:10 mark):

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Egyptian Poet Faces Three Years in Prison for Criticizing Ritualistic Slaughter of Animals to Appease God

Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday honoring, for some reason, how Abraham was willing to kill his son Isaac because God told him to. The Feast of the Sacrifice, as it’s known, literally involves the slaughter of animals:

Egyptian poet Fatima Naoot finds that horrific and said as much on Facebook:

“Millions of innocent creatures will be driven to the most horrible massacre committed by humans for ten-and-a-half centuries,” she said. “A massacre which is repeated every year because of the nightmare of a righteous man about his good son.”

She’s right, of course. It’s a disturbing ritual that honors a terrifying story.

But for that criticism, she could face up to three years in prison:

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How Atheists Can Deal with Death

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how atheists can deal with death:

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So That’s What Happened on the Sixth Day of Creation…

There’s nothing more entertaining than watching Creationists argue over the specifics of how God created the world. Answers in Genesis even publishes “research” papers where they duke out their theories. The best part is that you don’t need to do any actual science to get published. You just have to pull shit of a different odor out of your ass.

For example, after Dr. Bruce Gordon, an Old Earth Creationist who doesn’t take the Book of Genesis literally, said there’s no way God could’ve created so many things on the Sixth Day, here’s how Young Earth Creationist Ashby L. Camp responded, referencing an older paper:

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Which European Leaders Are Atheists?

With Greece and France both having atheist leaders, Quartz put together this map of the religious beliefs of European heads of state:

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