Ben Carson Cites Fake Scandal to Show Why Colleges with “Extreme Bias” Shouldn’t Get Federal Funding

A couple of years ago, a Florida Atlantic University professor was teaching students about the power of symbols. To illustrate his point, he asked students to write the word “Jesus” on a piece of paper and stomp on it. The fact that many students felt uncomfortable was precisely his point: Why are we suddenly so hesitant to ruin something that we normally wouldn’t think twice about?

That professor soon got in a lot of trouble because a student complained that this was somehow an anti-Christian exercise. Conservative media outlets jumped on the story, neglecting the fact that the professor was actually a Sunday School teacher himself.

Dr. Ben Carson, who has a nasty habit of ignoring reality, used that FAU story as an example of what he would put a stop to when he becomes President. In an interview with talk radio host Dana Loesch on Thursday, Carson said he planned to cut federal funding from schools like FAU that he deemed guilty of “extreme bias.”

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Writer Says We Need Religion Because Science Can’t Answer Silly Questions

Last month, Lawrence Krauss wrote an article for the New Yorker‘s website about why all scientists should be “militant atheists.” His argument was that good science relied on good evidence, and since religious claims aren’t based on evidence and are seriously harmful, scientists should actively fight against them.

Keltner Locke, an administrative law judge writing for The Tennessean, isn’t happy with that article at all. He especially didn’t like that Krauss wrote about how there’s a “purposeless” quality to the universe; it works in ways that have nothing to do with God’s Magic Hand.

Locke says the universe *obviously* has a purpose. And he’s going to tell us why.

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The Rap Guide to Religion is Now Available

Baba Brinkman is the brilliant songwriter behind The Rap Guide to Evolution. He just released his latest project, appropriately called The Rap Guide to Religion.

You can stream the entire album online, though I hope you consider purchasing it so he can keep putting albums like this out.

If you’re looking for a sample of his music, I would recommend “Religion Evolves“:

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Donald Trump: When I’m in Office, Every Store Will Be Saying “Merry Christmas”

Donald Trump told a crowd in Iowa this week that when he’s in office, he’ll guarantee that every store will say “Merry Christmas.”

Somehow.

Even though he can’t.



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ACLU Will Sue Over Ten Commandments Monument Outside Oklahoma County Courthouse

Earlier this month, just a day after the Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building was taken down because it was deemed illegal government promotion of religion, the Johnston County Commissioners (in the same state) put up a similar monument outside their local courthouse. (Because who gives a damn about the law, that’s why.)



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