Ecuador’s Got Talent Judges Scold 16-Year-Old Singer for Being an Atheist

On Sunday night, during an episode of Ecuador’s Got Talent (similar to the U.S. version), 16-year-old Carolina Peña hoped her singing abilities would propel her to the next round of competition.

Instead of getting critiqued on her performance, though, the young atheist received multiple lectures on how she needed to believe in God.

The video below is in Spanish (a very rough translation is below), but the look on her face says it all:



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The Associated Press Will Stop Referring to Climate Change Doubters as “Skeptics”

Sen. James Inhofe is frequently referred to as a “skeptic” of climate change. But he’s more accurately a “denier” of it.

Skepticism is generally a good thing. We should be skeptical when people believe things that may not be true. But when the science is solid and the evidence points in one direction, raising questions about the efficacy of vaccines or human contribution to climate change only confuses the public. At that point, you’re not just asking questions. You’re denying reality.

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Rick Santorum: Of Course Muslims Can Be President… Unless They’re Devout

Rick Santorum made clear today that he disagreed with Dr. Ben Carson, who said Muslims shouldn’t be President.

Of course Muslims can be President, Santorum said. They just can’t be devout Muslims who believe in the “totality of Islam.” If that’s the case, fuck ’em.



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Secular Invocation Delivered in Seminole County, Florida

On Tuesday morning in Seminole County, Florida, Dr. Brenda Frei delivered a secular invocation during a Commission meeting.



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Charles Darwin’s Atheism Confession Has Sold at Auction for Nearly $200,000

A letter in which Charles Darwin explained how he didn’t believe in the Christian God has sold at auction for £127,000 ($195,000), between two and three times more than original estimates.



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