Putting Six Degrees of Separation to the Test

Is there any truth to the “six degrees of separation” idea?

Let’s find out!



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New Study Shows That, on Hot-Button Issues, Most American Catholics Disagree with Catholicism

A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service is called “The Francis Effect? U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and American Politics”… but it really should be called “Why the hell are all of you still Catholic?”

It turns out that on some of the most hot-button social issues of our time — like marriage equality and abortion rights — American Catholics are virtually indistinguishable from the general public on their views. That means they’re going against what the Church wants them to believe:



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After Arkansas Approves Ten Commandments Monument at Capitol, Atheist Group Applies for Display

Now that the state of Arkansas has said yes to a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds, it’s fair game for non-Christian groups to apply for space as well.

A Hindu group’s statue of Hanuman was recently rejected on a technicality, but they may try again soon. We also know The Satanic Temple plans to apply for a spot for their statue of Baphomet (below).

Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is stepping into the fray by applying for a permanent display that reads “there are no gods.”

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College Atheist Asks Hillary Clinton About Church/State Separation

If you had a chance to ask Hillary Clinton any question at a political rally, what would you ask? (Okay, okay, we both know you’re not allowed to ask the first 12 questions that come to your mind. But after that.)

Daniel Little attended a town hall meeting for Clinton in Las Vegas last week and decided to get her thoughts on church/state separation.



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Why is This Principal Praying with Her Students Around a Flagpole Before School?

Late last week, at South Bakersfield High School in California, students gathered around the flagpole to pray before the day began. That’s perfectly fine. The problem is that Principal Connie Grumling joined them in the circle, offering her personal endorsement of Christianity while wearing her administrative hat.

And then someone uploaded the picture to Facebook. (That’s the principal in the white top.)



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