According to the New Show ‘Star-Crossed,’ ‘Under God’ Is No Longer in the Pledge by 2024

In the year 2024, they apparently still say the Pledge of Allegiance in school, but it doesn’t include the phrase “Under God” and there’s still controversy when people don’t stand during its recitation.

At least that’s the world envisioned in the new CW show “Star-Crossed.”

On Monday night’s premiere, which you can watch here since the CW doesn’t believe in embedding, there’s a scene that features humans pledging allegiance to the flag while members of the alien race (“Atrians”) remain seated. The scene begins around the 14:16 mark:



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Why Won’t Michael Farris Respond to Allegations of Sexual Assault at Patrick Henry College?

Days after Kiera Feldman‘s expose of sexual assault at the conservative Christian Patrick Henry College, Chancellor Michael Farris can’t figure out how to respond to the piece.

On his Facebook page, when confronted with a question about allegations made in the article, Farris tried to respond, in part, by claiming he doesn’t run the school (that he founded and is chancellor of…) and that the piece is inaccurate (without further elaboration):

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Peter Watson’s New Book Explores How Atheists ‘Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God’

Journalist and historian Peter Watson has written a lengthy, substantive book about atheism as it has played out over the past 150 years, covering the major players, promoters, and philosophers. It’s called The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God and it’s available online beginning today.

In the excerpt below from the introduction to the book, Watson reminds us of the plight of Salman Rushdie and what modern atheism may still be missing:

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UConn Assistant Football Coach Who Said ‘Jesus Christ Should Be in the Center of our Huddle’ Resigns

About a month ago, Ernest Jones, the new assistant coach for the University of Connecticut’s football team explained how faith was part of his team’s philosophy:



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Two Updates About the Newly-Formed Atheist Group at Pisgah High School

There are two awesome updates to share regarding the just-approved atheist group at Pisgah High School in Canton, North Carolina:



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