Carly Fiorina Tells Iowa Crowd That People of Faith Make Better Leaders

We can now add atheism to the ever-growing list of things Carly Fiorina knows little about.

Yesterday at the Caucus Candidate Forum Series in Iowa, the Republican Presidential hopeful explained how atheists would be ill-suited for public office:



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Pat Robertson: I’m Not Psychic. God Just Tells Me Who I Need to Heal

Yesterday, Pat Robertson explained that he doesn’t have any psychic powers.

He just has the ability to talk to God and figure out what’s ailing all those people on the other side of the television.

So get your story straight.



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It’s Hard to Teach Kids About Religion When Their Parents Can’t Handle Different Beliefs

When it comes to religion in public schools, there are serious questions we should be talking about: What should schools teach about the world’s major beliefs? At what age should children be exposed to that information? And what happens when parents complain about their kids learning information that contradicts their family’s beliefs?

Education journalist Linda K. Wertheimer explores these questions in her new book Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press, 2015):

In the excerpt below, Wertheimer shares the story of parents who couldn’t handle their son being taught about the basic tenets of Islam:

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We Are Like Stones: The Beauty of Nihilism

We are mortal, yet we think we’re eternal. That often prevents us from making the most of our lives now.

Derek Muller takes that information and turns it into something surprisingly optimistic and beautiful:



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Christian Pastor (Who’s Bad at Math): Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Eliminate the National Debt

We know fundamentalist Christian pastors can’t do science. Turns out they can’t do math either.

The U.S. national debt is well over $18 trillion ($18,350,000,000,000 and counting).

Pastor Craig Conner of First Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida thinks we could wipe it out entirely if the government would just defund Planned Parenthood… which receives $540 million of taxpayer money each year (none of which goes toward abortions).



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