Comedian Marc Maron and President Obama Discuss Faith in Interview (Albeit Very Briefly)

We know President Obama‘s father was non-religious. In a 2006 speech, Obama said that his father “was born Muslim but as an adult became an atheist.” His mother was Agnostic (though Obama once referred to her in Dreams from My Father as a “lonely witness for secular humanism”).

On Friday, comedian Marc Maron interviewed President Obama for his WTF podcast and the episode was released earlier today. If you listen to the show regularly, as I do, you knew religion was going to come up at some point. So I was eagerly awaiting what Obama would say about faith — his own, his parents’, etc.



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Music Video Features Pastafarian Church Service

I think I just witnessed the first ever Pastafarian church service.

It’s part of a music video for the band The Iron Boot Scrapers, whose album Costermonger was recently released. The song is called “Going Down“:



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A New Comedy Show Tackles a Problem with School Prayer

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has a new show coming out this fall on NBC and the first trailer tells us three things:



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The Trailer for Ray Comfort’s New Anti-Gay Movie is Now Online

Following his 2011 anti-abortion movie and his 2013 anti-evolution movie, Christian apologist Ray Comfort raised $332,000 for his new anti-homosexuality film project. (Which makes sense, I guess, for a guy best known for his banana video.)

The trailer for that movie, Audacity, is now online:



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The Problems with the Word “Islamophobia”

For the second time in two days, we’re revisiting a conversation on Islamophobia that took place last October between Sam Harris and Ben Affleck.

This time, YouTuber Counter Arguments unpacks that word, explaining why Affleck was so off-base with his criticism:



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