It’s Hard Out Here For a Pope

Cult Comedy Pictures has finally filled that “pope rap-parody”-shaped hole in your heart.

They filmed a pretty amusing video spoof of the Academy Award-winning song “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” (look it up!), and it’s… well, just watch it: [Read more…]

Help Out CTHULU!

Yes, you read that right. I’m asking you to help out CTHULU: the Critical Thinkers, Humanists, and Unbelievers at Lawrence University. (Is that not the most clever acronym you’ve seen for a Secular Student Alliance affiliate or what?)

They’re currently selling t-shirts online to raise money for their group and the original design is done by the group’s founder and president, Alexa Blumenstock. [Read more…]

Edward Tarte Introduces His Friend Paul Barlow (UKAngryAtheist) in His Second Video

You can see Edward’s YouTube profile page here!

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Sneaking God Into Science Classes: The Rise Of The ‘Academic Freedom’ Bill

Right-wing religious groups are fighting harder than ever to bring Christianity into the classroom, and in some states, they’re actually winning.

Since 2004, militant Christians in various states have pushed for legislators to pass “academic freedom” bills. According to the National Center for Science Education, these bills permit, but do not require, teachers to include Creationist material in science classes: [Read more…]

Malcolm Gladwell Say We Should Take Action When There is Ample Evidence of Harm… but Gives Religious Thinking a Pass

Popular author/journalist Malcolm Gladwell recently gave a talk at the University of Pennsylvania about “proof” — specifically, “How much proof do we need about the harmfulness of something before we act?” So he talks about, among other things, why we continue to play football when the evidence for players developing life-long head injuries/brain trauma is overwhelming.

At the end of his talk, during Q & A, someone asked Gladwell how his talk applies to the nature of God… (47:05) [Read more…]