The (Animated) Rap Guide to Religion

Baba Brinkman is the brilliant songwriter behind the “Rap Guide to Evolution” and this song about Darwin Day.

His latest project is called “The Rap Guide to Religion,” an animated guide to the evolutionary origins of faith:



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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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