British Politician Claims That We Can Find Answers in Astrology

This is a guest post written by Andy Wasley. Andy is a freelance writer based in London.

“There is no logic in attacking something that has a proven track record,” said David Tredinnick this week. Tredinnick (below) is a fairly low-ranking Conservative member of the British Parliament, and a member of Parliament’s Health and Science & Technology Committees. You’d be forgiven for assuming he might have been talking about stem cell research, nanotechnology, or micro-satellite constellations. He was talking about constellations, yes, but in a very different way.



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Sam Harris Offers His Take on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Sam Harris offers his take on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in a way that is sure to upset everyone who has an opinion on it:



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A Washington State County Council Plans to Add “In God We Trust” Display in Chambers

The Pierce County Council in Washington state discussed a proposal today to add the phrase “In God We Trust” to its chambers. Of the seven-member council, only two have the courage to speak out against the idea:



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If Democrats Have This Much Support from Non-Religious Americans, Why Do They Avoid Us?

Gallup released a poll this morning that pretty much restates the obvious: Religious people support Republicans while non-religious people support Democrats.

In fact, the non-religious support for Democrats is about 22% higher than it is for Republicans:

In fact, no matter how you slice up the demographics, that trend seems to hold. With one exception: When we’re talking about African Americans, they overwhelmingly support Democrats regardless of how religious they are:

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This Church May Want to Rethink Its Definition of “Forgiveness”

I’m always amazed that the people who write those church marquee signs never have a teenager look them over first. When they don’t, they run the risk of putting up signs like this one, seen outside Oak Ridge Alliance Church in Tennessee over the weekend:



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