New Survey Shows More Than Half of Britain Has No Religion

This is pretty shocking information. I knew the religious trends in Britain were going in a non-religious direction for younger citizens, but I didn’t think “No Religion” would cross the 50% threshold so quickly for the whole population.

Yet, that’s what the 31st annual British Social Attitudes survey concluded in a report published yesterday:



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Christian Student Gives Jesus-Lovin’ Graduation Speech After Claiming School Officials Tried to Censor Him

The law is pretty straightforward when it comes to prayers at public school graduations: You can’t have them. That means school officials can’t lead them (even if they’re sneaky about it). And student speakers can’t lead them, either. At least not with the knowledge of the administrators.

We’ve seen schools try to work around those guidelines by letting students vote to have a prayer (still illegal) or not screening students’ speeches beforehand (which is just asking for trouble).

At Brawley Union High School in California, the administrators screen the speeches — as they should. So when salutatorian Brooks Hamby (below) submitted a speech with the following line, the administrators correctly said no:



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This is How You Can Help the Atheist Who Uncovered Multiple Constitutional Violations at His High School

A lot of you have contacted me asking how you could donate something to help out Isaiah Smith, the atheist who uncovered — and put a stop to — a whole slew of church/state violations at his high school.

Your desire to help was compounded by the fact that Isaiah was kicked out of his house due to his sexual orientation, forcing him to work full-time while he attends community college this fall.

Isaiah has now started a GoFundMe page (yes, it’s really him) and you’re welcome to chip in there. If you appreciate what he did, it’s one way to thank him.

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A Wonderful Reminder That Our Minds Play Tricks on Us

As with so many of their videos, Ok Go’s latest, for “The Writing’s on the Wall,” reminds us to be skeptical of what we see because our minds don’t always reflect reality:



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Flying Spaghetti Monster, Meet Onionhead

This is Onionhead:



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