New Poll Shows Americans Believe Faith (Specifically Christianity) is Necessary to be “Truly American”

In case you’re wondering why “atheist” ranks so low on the Presidential electability list, it helps to look at new polling results revealed yesterday by the Public Religion Research Institute.

When it comes to being “truly American,” 69% of people think believing in God is a pretty important ingredient while 53% linked Christianity to patriotism:



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A Reminder of Why Gov. Bobby Jindal is an Awful Candidate for President

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest GOP candidate to throw his hat into the 2016 ring. While I’m sure readers of this site have no plan to vote for him, it’s worth remembering just why that is.



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Disney May Be Developing a Film About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin has had a rough go in theaters over the years. The most recent biopic, 2010’s Creation with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, made less than a million dollars worldwide and was barely memorable.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), which included Darwin as a mere side character, did considerably better, but let’s face it: You didn’t watch it. Hell, this is probably the first time you even heard about it.

But if Disney gets involved, maybe that will change…

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New Facial Recognition Software Lets Pastors Know Who’s Not Attending Church

Since it’s not enough to believe God’s watching over your congregation, church leaders now have a new tool to do that work for Him. It’s called Churchix and it’s a facial recognition system that lets you know who’s in the pews:



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Catholic Church Sends Warning Letter to Australian Businesses Supporting Marriage Equality, and No One Cares

Earlier this month, more than 150 Australian businesses voiced their support for marriage equality in full-page newspaper ads:

Contrary to what American Christian small business owners might have you believe, marriage equality isn’t just a decent ethical move; it’s a smart business decision.

That’s what the Catholic Church’s response in recent days is just a joke:

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