What It’s Like Growing Up When No One Tells You About “God”

Mathias Östlund grew up in Sweden, where religion is often an afterthought. He didn’t even know about the concept of God until he was eight years old.

In a piece for Thought Catalog, he explains what it’s like being raised with not even a working knowledge of religion:



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Another Compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s another compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s best arguments and comebacks. (I’m sure there are plenty more in the pipeline.)



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Saturday Night Live‘s “Draw Muhammad” Sketch Virtually Identical to Bit from Canadian Comedy Show

On last night’s Saturday Night Live, one sketch featured a Pictionary-like game show in which contestants had to draw a clue for their teammates. It was easy enough to guess “Gone Girl,” but the next player’s clue?

“The Prophet Muhammad.”

Chaos ensued as he debated what, if anything, he should do:



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Norway Finally Repeals Blasphemy Law

Even though the law hadn’t been used to convict anyone in more than 100 years, Norway finally scrapped its blasphemy law this week in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks:



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Toronto Streetcars Will No Longer Offer Special Sunday Stops Outside of Churches

Last year, the Toronto Transit Commission approved a plan eliminating several stops on streetcar routes. The reasoning involved efficiency (the fewer the stops, the faster the trips) and safety (since they wouldn’t stop mid-block).

But which stops would be shuttered?

As of June 7, Sunday services will no longer include special stops just outside of churches:

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