#Meatmass: A Holiday for Families Who Aren’t Abstaining from Meat During Lent

During Lent, most Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays (and/or other days). But what do you do if you’re not religious?

Reader James Watt‘s non-religious grandfather began a tradition years ago in which the family would eat extra meat on Fridays. Special meat, even.

He called it Meatmass.



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Middle East Edition of National Geographic, About the War on Science, Removes Evolution Example from Cover

Remember the March, 2015 issue of National Geographic? It was a fairly popular one focusing on the war on science:

The cover highlighted a few of the “battles” in this war:

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Texas School District Says Principal Will Stop Reading Bible Verses During Morning Announcements

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a few recordings of White Oak High School (Texas) Principal Dan Noll reading Bible verses during morning announcements.



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Creationist Ken Ham: Asteroids Will Never Kill Off Our Species Because Jesus Will Save Us First

It is entirely possible — though not very likely anytime soon — that another asteroid could strike Earth and destroy our species. (It wouldn’t be the first time one devastates the planet.)

But Creationist Ken Ham doesn’t think that’s a possibility.

Not because he has any scientific reasons, of course, but because the Bible tells us exactly how the story of our species ends:

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Australian Journalist Claims Teenage Suicide Bomber Joined ISIS Because He Was Raised as an Atheist

We learned the other day that Australian teenager Jake Bilardi joined ISIS and committed a suicide attack. What could have caused him to do such a thing? Well, he answered that question on his website:

The blogger writes that it was his reading on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and abuses committed by occupying forces, “that gave birth to my disdain for the United States and its allies, including Australia. It was also the start of my respect for the mujahideen that would only grow to develop into a love of Islam and ultimately bring me here to the Islamic State.”

Journalist Miranda Divine thinks she knows the *real* reason, though. She suggests that Bilardi didn’t really understand why he joined ISIS:



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