Despite Approving Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds, Arkansas Rejects Hindu Statue

Earlier this year, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on the Capitol grounds. As we saw in Oklahoma, though, that may not pass legal muster.

One of the questions church/state separation activists are trying to figure out is whether other monuments will be allowed to go up as well. The Satanic Temple, for example, has already said they want their statue of Baphomet (below) alongside the Christian monument.



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Planned Parenthood Protest Countered by Satanic Temple Milk-Pouring Demonstration

As much as I’ve written about The Satanic Temple, I won’t claim to understand their beliefs other than to say Satan has little to do with it. I just know that whenever they show up, the Religious Right squirms because they still haven’t figured out how to respond to a religion they just don’t agree with.

Yesterday, several anti-abortion groups staged protests outside Planned Parenthoods all across the country. I’m sure they expected to have shouting matches with pro-choicers… but at one location in Michigan, the protesters were dumbstruck when local Satanic Temple members came by to stage a unique counter-protest of their own involving several gallons of milk being poured on two women:



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How is Your Atheist/Christian Relationship Going?

An interesting thread appeared on Ask Reddit yesterday. Christians who date atheists (and vice versa) were asked about their situations: How did they meet? How’s it going? Etc.

Some of the highlights:

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That’s the Last Time She Goes Out to Dinner with the Lord

I don’t think this works in carpool lanes, either.



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A Statistically Significant Conclusion Isn’t Always an Accurate One

If you’re unfamiliar with how science publishing works, and how easily it could be manipulated (even by researchers who have only good intentions), you should check out this great piece by Christie Aschwanden at FiveThirtyEight.



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