This Nightly Show Conversation About Water on Mars is Infuriating

Want to know what it’s like to be a teacher? Just imagine a whole bunch of adults who are super-passionate about their subjects… trying to share their wisdom with a bunch of students who don’t give a damn (and have no problem showing it).

Still not getting it? Then watch this discussion on The Nightly Show between Bill Nye — who’s super-excited about the implications of finding water on Mars — and two comedians who think he’s insane for caring about it this much:

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A Gay Muslim’s Visit to Mecca is the Basis for a New Documentary

In a movie that will begin streaming on Netflix this Sunday, filmmaker Parvez Sharma, a gay Muslim, visited Mecca and circled the sacred Kaaba. He could have been seriously punished if he was caught taping the ritual (“extensive footage” is not allowed) and he could have been killed if his sexuality became known, but A Sinner in Mecca appears to be a fascinating account of what Islam looks like in Saudi Arabia:

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After Pope Francis Speaks, Shakira Sings “Imagine There’s No Heaven… and No Religion, Too”

On Friday, before the United Nations General Assembly began its meeting in New York City and before Pope Francis delivered his message to representatives from all over the world, singer Shakira (who, like the Pope, hails from South America) kicked off the festivities by performing “Imagine” by John Lennon.

That is, she sang a song with the lyrics “Imagine there’s no Heaven… and no religion, too.”

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This Short Film About a Man Telling His Wife to Wear a Niqab in Public Has a Great Twist Ending

In a terrific short film called Farid in the West, a good-looking Middle Eastern man and his wife Nija move to a westernized country.

Before he heads out for a job interview, Farid reminds his wife not to go out in public without wearing her niqab. “I want people to see you for your mind, not as a piece of meat,” he tells her.

That doesn’t work out so well for either of them.

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The Christian Persecution Theme Song from God’s Not Dead 2

We know God’s Not Dead 2, the sequel to the awful-but-lucrative Christian film, will be premiering next year. It will star Melissa Joan Hart as a high school teacher who quotes the Bible in class and gets sued by a student who thinks “separation of church and state” is a good idea. I’m sure you can fill in the rest of the details from there. (Spoiler: It involves a court battle.)

Yesterday, Focus on the Family debuted the theme song of the film by the band Newsboys.

The level of Persecution Complex in the lyrics is astounding:

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