Jenny Lewis’ Beautiful Homage to the Voyager Spacecraft

I’ve been listening to the new Jenny Lewis album non-stop since it came out, and the title track “The Voyager” ostensibly pays homage to the famous space program that includes the probe which took a picture of the “pale blue dot” that Carl Sagan later made famous:

There’s no video for the song yet, but you can listen to it here:

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Can Atheists Truly Appreciate Religious Art?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether atheists can truly appreciate religious art:



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Hindu Gods Get a Muscular Makeover in Graphic Novels

Usually, when you see images of Hindu deities, they’re calm, serene, and (*ahem*) well-fed. But graphic novels in India are starting to give them a more muscular look that might make them more appealing to a younger generation.

Plus, when mythology says the gods defeated thousands of warriors by themselves, you don’t really think “meditation.”

What’s surprising is that people aren’t crying blasphemy or taking offense:



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Vandals Strike in Response to a Play Depicting the Virgin Mary as Secretly Promiscuous

Lies of a Promiscuous Woman is a play that retells the story of Jesus’ mother. Far from being a Virgin, this Mary enjoys sex and swears left and right:

Theresa Thompson plays Mary in the show, which is currently running at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. While you’d expect it to be controversial, the reaction has been over-the-top:

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Tom Petty’s New Album Includes a Track Condemning the Catholic Church for Covering Up Sexual Abuse

Singer Tom Petty‘s new album Hypnotic Eye comes out later this month and the vinyl edition includes a bonus track all about sex abuse victims in the Catholic Church. In an interview with Billboard magazine, he explained the motivation behind the song “Playing Dumb”:



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