The Floating Head of Richard Dawkins Will Soon Be in Your Nightmares

Richard Dawkins spoke at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival last Thursday… about something… but I don’t know what because the last four minutes of the video (beginning at 4:55) have broken my brain:

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The Secular Coalition for America Met with White House Representatives… Will It Help?

Earlier today, the Secular Coalition for America announced that they had met with representatives from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. It marked the first time since February of 2010 that an official, publicized meeting like this took place:

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Christian Apologist: ‘If God Does Not Exist, There Will Never Be a Consistent Outcome to Any Scientific Experiment’

Christian Apologist Todd Friel (who’s worked with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort) has a new video series out teaching Christians how to respond to “atheist assaults” on their faith (a.k.a. when atheists use logic).

My favorite screenshot from that trailer has to be this one:

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Joe Klein Deserves a Meme

Klein meme lady across street

The post that Hemant published yesterday about Joe Klein’s absurd, unfair, and false dumping on Secular Humanists in the latest TIME Magazine got me madder and madder the more I thought about it. People have sometimes said that I can be eloquent, but many commenters had already written very eloquent letters of protest to the TIME editors, and I was so pissed off that eloquence wasn’t within my reach. By the time I got around to commenting, the post had mostly run its course with over 240 comments, so I decided to expand my comment into a post of its own so that more people can see the idea.

There was some discussion at the first of the comments about whether or not Klein had himself lent a hand in the Oklahoma tornado disaster zone, but as I said, that doesn’t matter. Regardless of whether he was out anywhere helping, and regardless of why he was, his out-of-the-blue disparagement of Secular Humanists was completely unnecessary for the point of his article, and even unnecessary for that part of his article, and it was factually false. It was just a stupid, bigoted dig when he saw he’d given himself an opportunity.

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Mike Huckabee on Pastoring: Missing the Forest for the Trees

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee addressed the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference in Houston recently.

The ex-pastor and ex-presidential candidate told his rapt clergy audience that the pastorate once was

… a wonderful, respected position, but not anymore.

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