Do 97% of Scientists Really Agree on Climate Change? Nope. It’s More Like 99.9%, Says Expert

A couple of years ago, President Obama(‘s staff) tweeted this line about the consensus on climate change:

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97% of scientists agree that climate change is “real, man-made and dangerous.” Strong, powerful words from the President. And right-wingers went nuts, trying to discredit it.

Turns out that number was indeed wrong… but in the other direction. It was actually an underestimate.

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Upgrading the Meme About the Pastor Who Quit Attending Sports Events

There’s an old meme floating around in which a pastor explains why he quit attending sports events… a veiled reference to the excuses he hears from people who no longer want to attend church:

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Seth Andrews doesn’t like that list at all, especially the last item on it, as if allowing children to think for themselves is a bad idea. So he made his own version of the entire meme:

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After Her Evangelical Church Shamed Her for Getting Divorced, She Became an Atheist

Kristy Loye is a former “devout, Bible-believing fundamental evangelical Christian” who eventually became an atheist. What pushed her over the edge was the church’s treatment of women. Specifically, how they treated her and a friend of hers when they were going through divorces.

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The Church of England Just Hit a Milestone in Terms of Low Attendance

The Church of England has hit a new milestone: Weekly attendance is now less than a million people for the first time ever (or at least since they began keeping track of attendance).

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Atheist Delivers Invocation at Oak Ridge (TN) City Council, Only to Be Cut Off by Mayor

At Monday’s Oak Ridge City Council meeting in Tennessee, Aleta Ledendecker of the Rationalists of East Tennessee became the first atheist to deliver an invocation address there.

But not every council member was there to hear it, and Ledendecker wasn’t even able to deliver the full speech because the Mayor cut her off early.

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