Leonard Nimoy, Who Played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, is Dead

Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing Dr. Spock on Star Trek, died earlier today at the age of 83.



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I Once Signed an Abstinence Pledge and Wore a Purity Ring; Now, I’m a Sex-Positive Former Christian

This is a guest post by Brittany Machado. She is the producer of the documentary film Give Me Sex Jesus.

I used to be the poster-child for Evangelicalism.

They called me “Bubbly Brittany” because I was always so happy. You name it, I did it for the church: taught Sunday school, went on mission trips to impoverished countries, evangelized at my public high school, sang in the church choir…

Despite all this, the ladies at church warned me I was too independent and not feminine enough; I needed some security about my familial future. So, I took an abstinence pledge and donned a purity ring. I believed that, through this commitment, Jesus would bless me with the perfect husband and the perfect sex life — if only I could wait.

Meanwhile, I was making out with my boyfriend in his truck while trying to pretend he didn’t have a boner.

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Survey Shows That Christian Media Doesn’t Really Reach People Outside the Bubble

Christian media is everywhere: TV stations, bookstores, radio shows, etc. But a new survey by LifeWay Research suggests that, for all the money spent trying to spread the Gospel over those mediums, the message doesn’t really break through the Christian bubble:



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Larry King: “I Think the Only Reason for Religion is Death. If You Didn’t Die, There’d Be No Religion”

We’ve known for a while that former CNN host Larry King was an atheist, but he opened up about it more than usual during an interview on New York City’s Power 105.1 morning radio show “The Breakfast Club.”

The conversation begins around the 8:20 mark in the video below during a discussion about how he’d like to have his body frozen after he dies:

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Rapper Common May Have Thanked God After Winning an Oscar, but John Legend Has Religious Doubts

If you’re watching the Oscars, you just saw rapper Common and John Legend (or, rather, Lonnie Lynn and John Stephens) win an Academy Award for their song “Glory” from Selma.

When they accepted the award, Common immediately thanked God, making him only the fifth person (and fourth black person) to do so over the past 12 years.

You might be interested to know, though, that John Legend has doubts about his faith.

Or had them, anyway.

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