On Inside Amy Schumer, Bill Nye Explains How the Universe is Totally Speaking to Young White Women

In a sketch on this week’s episode of Inside Amy Schumer, Bill Nye makes a guest appearance to help decipher conversations about how the universe is sending us a message.

Well, some of us.



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Bangladeshi Government Bans Group That Killed Atheist Bloggers, but It’s Not Enough

This is the first real sign of justice we’ve seen in Bangladesh following the brutal killings of atheist writers Dr. Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman, and Ananta Bijoy Das.

The government is banning the extremist group allegedly responsible for these killings:

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Christian Pastor’s Wife: Josh Duggar Was Just “Playing Doctor,” So Stop Making a Big Deal About Him

Finally, we know the real reason Josh Duggar molested five little girls. And a Christian pastor’s wife said it so you *know* it’s accurate.

The teenage Duggar was simply “playing doctor.”

That’s what Carrie Hurd (under her pastor-husband’s Facebook profile) said to my Patheos colleague Vyckie Garrison:

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Muslim Televangelist: If You Masturbate, Your Hands Will Be Pregnant in the Afterlife

Mücahid Cihad Han, a Muslim televangelist who hosts a TV show in Turkey, received a viewer’s question last week concerned masturbation. The viewer said he enjoyed it despite being married, even touching himself when he visited Mecca.

In response, a flustered Han said that masturbation is a sin. And if you keep it up, your hands will be pregnant in the afterlife.

Seriously.

Hurriyet Daily News explains:

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 56: Lloyd Evans, Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchdog

Our latest podcast guest is Lloyd Evans, the founder of JWSurvey.org, a website that focuses on the problems with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

For most of his life, Evans was a Witness. But that changed not too long ago. Now he’s trying to help others leave the faith.

(On a personal note, I’ve learned so much about the seedy underbelly of the religion by reading his work.)

We spoke with Evans about why JWs are suddenly getting more attention, the most painful aspect of leaving the faith, and the awful afterlife in store for those who didn’t make the cut for the “chosen” 144,000.

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