Lucy Kaplansky Sings ‘This Morning I Am Born Again’

Singer Lucy Kaplansky just released a video cover of Woody Guthrie‘s song “This Morning I Am Born Again.” If you’ve never heard the song before, the lyrics are all about how he’s “born again” without any sense of religion:

This morning I was born again and a light shines on my land
I no longer look for heaven in your deathly distant land
I do not want your pearly gates don’t want your streets of gold
This morning I was born again and a light shines on my soul

Beautiful song and a great rendition.

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Bill Maher and Zack Kopplin Take on Anti-Science GOP

Earlier tonight, young atheist and science advocate Zack Kopplin appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. In the clips below, the conversation revolves around climate change, gay marriage, budget cuts, and why the GOP has such a hard time accepting reality:

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The ‘Roger Ebert is in Heaven’ Cartoons Are Coming…

Even though Roger Ebert didn’t believe in God or the afterlife, that hasn’t stopped cartoonists from drawing him in a place he didn’t believe existed:

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Goodbye, Roger

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Roger Ebert: ‘There is Nothing on the Other Side of Death to Fear’

Roger Ebert passed away today at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. I can’t begin to express how disappointed I was to hear the news… besides being a hometown legend, he was someone whose perspective I only began to appreciate a few years ago when he began writing essays on his website. After that, I wouldn’t watch a movie without following it up by seeing what Ebert had written about it.

Ebert grew up a Roman Catholic — he was even an altar boy — but he later stopped believing in God. Still, he never used the label “atheist” to describe himself:

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