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