Majority of Icelanders Support Church/State Separation

In Iceland, support for church/state separation is at an all-time high of 55% according to a new Gallup poll. At the same time, only 24% are against it (the rest had no opinion):

Perhaps the best part about the results is that the greatest support for separation of church and state (79%) comes from supporters of the Pirate Party — the same group that got the nation’s blasphemy laws repealed a few months ago.

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Young Atheist Told to Just Be Herself in Dear Abby Column

I don’t always expect much from nationally syndicated advice columnists… but Dear Abby gave a great response to a young atheist from Alabama surrounded by religious people (including the boy she likes) and unsure of what to do about it.



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The Future of the Universe (in Auto-Tuned Glory)

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from melodysheep, but the auto-tuning YouTuber is back. In the latest video, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Lakdawalla, and Carl Sagan talk about the future of the universe.



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The Latest Compilation of Sam Harris’ Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s the latest compilation of Sam Harris‘ best arguments and comebacks.



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A Former Christian Covers the Messed Up Song “I Wish We’d All Been Ready”

In 1969, one of the original Christian rock musicians, Larry Norman, released a song all about the upcoming rapture called “I Wish We’d All Been Ready.” While many artists have covered the song, few people have really dissected the incredibly messed up lyrics and ideas contained in it.

Enter the blogger at Christian Nightmares.

In 1979, he saw the Christian film A Thief in the Night, which featured the song. He told me it “lodged itself in my brain and haunted me for years.”

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