Samantha Bee Explains How Everyone Dislikes Ted Cruz… Even God

Last night, Samantha Bee delved into the history of Ted Cruz and how unliked he is by damn near everyone who’s ever met him.

That includes current senators, Bob Dole, and God Himself.

Cruz really said this was one of his future aspirations.

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The Bracket is Set for the Most Anti-Church/State Separation Bills in America

Time to fill out your bracket!

The Secular Coalition for America is pitting against each other 16 state bills that promote religion through the government. Voters will get to choose the “Worst State Bill.”


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Slam Poet Eviscerates Religion in New Video

Harley Neville, a filmmaker and poet from New Zealand, just released an excellent video about the folly of religion called “Gravity.”


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The Son of a Pakistani Politician Killed by a Muslim Extremist Reflects After a Disturbing Funeral

In 2009, a Christian woman named Aasiya Noreen (a.k.a. Asia Bibi, below) got in a fight with Muslim co-workers over shared water. They said it was unclean because Noreen was Christian. An argument ensued during which Noreen said she would not covert to Islam, a statement her co-workers took as an insult to their faith and the Prophet Muhammad.

It wasn’t long before a Pakistani judge sentenced her to death. I repeat: They said she should die because some Muslim women felt she insulted their faith. (Thankfully, her execution hasn’t taken place yet, as her appeals process is still ongoing. The next hearing is scheduled for later this month.)

That brings us to Salmaan Taseer, a Pakistani businessman and politician, who was one of the people on Bibi’s side this whole time. He publicly criticized the blasphemy law and condemned the archaic thinking that led to her sentencing. And on January 4, 2011, Taseer was assassinated.

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The Birth of the “Death with Dignity” Movement

As tough as it may be to write about death, it’s one of the only truly universal topics. And yet people have very different ideas about what constitutes a “good” death. Is it smarter to remove a feeding tube from someone who has no chance of recovery? At what point should quality of life for the elderly be given more priority than the length of it? How should we talk about the subject?

Journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann delves into all of these questions in her new book The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America (Beacon Press, 2016):


In the excerpt below, Neumann discusses how acknowledging the pain of others led to the rise of the “death with dignity” movement:

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