This Portrait of Jesus Has No Business in a Kentucky Courthouse

It’s bad enough when government buildings put up signs reading “In God We Trust.” But in Kentucky’s Breathitt County Courthouse, there’s just a painting of Jesus that the artist says cannot be removed:



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ESPN’s Resident Creationist Curt Schilling Suspended After Tweet Comparing Muslim Extremists to Nazis

The last time we mentioned former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling on this site, it’s because he was promoting Creationism on Twitter. He later said he accepts evolution, but only within species — a line of anti-evolution reasoning that even Ken Ham would agree with.

You won’t be surprised to learn that Schilling said something else really dumb on Twitter yesterday:



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Putting Six Degrees of Separation to the Test

Is there any truth to the “six degrees of separation” idea?

Let’s find out!



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New Study Shows That, on Hot-Button Issues, Most American Catholics Disagree with Catholicism

A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service is called “The Francis Effect? U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and American Politics”… but it really should be called “Why the hell are all of you still Catholic?”

It turns out that on some of the most hot-button social issues of our time — like marriage equality and abortion rights — American Catholics are virtually indistinguishable from the general public on their views. That means they’re going against what the Church wants them to believe:



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After Arkansas Approves Ten Commandments Monument at Capitol, Atheist Group Applies for Display

Now that the state of Arkansas has said yes to a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds, it’s fair game for non-Christian groups to apply for space as well.

A Hindu group’s statue of Hanuman was recently rejected on a technicality, but they may try again soon. We also know The Satanic Temple plans to apply for a spot for their statue of Baphomet (below).

Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is stepping into the fray by applying for a permanent display that reads “there are no gods.”

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