Star Trek‘s Kate Mulgrew: ‘I Am Not a Geocentrist’

Earlier today, Terry posted about a forthcoming movie called The Principle by director Katheryne Thomas. The movie suggests that our sun revolves around the Earth — not the other way around.

Narrating the film is former Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew, which seemed like quite the change of pace for her, going from a pro-science series to an anti-science movie.

Physicist Lawrence Krauss, whose video clips appear in the film, has already voiced his opposition to being used without his approval.

Now, Mulgrew is speaking out, too. On Facebook, she just posted about how was not exactly a willing participant in this project:

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Tennessee Senate Votes to Put ‘In God We Trust’ Sign in Capitol; House Likely to Follow Suit This Week

Yesterday, the Tennessee State Senate unanimously voted in favor of a bill that would add a sign to the state capitol building reading “In God We Trust.”

Both Senate Bill 2003 and House Bill 1776 (which will be voted on this Wednesday) were sponsored by — wait for it — Republicans: Senator Stacey Campfield and Rep. Mike Sparks:

The Senate bill also includes this amendment:

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Former Baseball Player Says of Teammate Convicted of Sexual Assault: ‘I Was Fooled by Chad Curtis’ Religious Beliefs’

We post a lot of stories on this site featuring religious leaders who get caught doing immoral, illegal things — and we often get pushback for that. We’re told they’re one-offs. Just anecdotes of bad eggs that prove nothing. I disagree completely. I think those stories show how God is not synonymous with good. Religious people are still fully capable of doing awful things.

Gabe Kapler just realized that. He was a professional baseball player for twelve years, including a stint as an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox in 2004 when they won the World Series. In an essay for Fox Sports, Kapler — a secular Jew — writes about one of his former teammates, a guy he once had a lot of respect for:



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UK Government Official: ‘We’re a Christian Nation… Get Over It’

Over the weekend, Eric Pickles (below), the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the UK, made a remarkable claim in London:

“I’ve stopped an attempt by militant atheists to ban councils having prayers at the start of meetings if they wish,” said Pickles. “Heaven forbid. We’re a Christian nation. We have an established church. Get over it. And don’t impose your politically correct intolerance on others.

Pickles rewrote the laws in 2012 to ban lawsuits against parish councils for their public prayers (though the National Secular Society begs to differ on his impact).

So it’s intolerant when “militant atheists” (which means what, exactly?) attempt to keep a government meeting neutral, but imposing religious prayers at those meetings is somehow inclusive?

Non-theistic groups in the region are already weighing in on the matter, holding very little back.

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Bedtime Bible Stories

Betty Bowers reminds us that, if the Bible wasn’t the Bible, conservative Christians would be trying to ban it from public libraries, what with all the sex and violence…



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