Peter Fonda Will Co-Star in Netflix Movie About American Atheists Founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair

As we learned last July, Netflix will be airing an original movie later this year based on the life of murdered American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair:

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The Most Hated Woman In America will star Melissa Leo (The Fighter). The director is Tommy O’Haver (An American Crime).

And just announced yesterday? Actor Peter Fonda will join the cast:

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Here’s a Creationist Version of The X-Files

Imagine The X-Files as written by Creationist Ken Ham… and you’d have an episode where Mulder and Scully uncover the truth behind the existence of dinosaurs: They’re just part of some big conspiracy to keep people away from the Bible.

Obviously.

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Adam Savage Puts His Ass on the Line for Science

I don’t have to tell you what this clip is all about.

All I have to say is that it involves Stephen Colbert, MythBustersAdam Savage, a weapon, a penny, and no pants.

That should do it.

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Warner Bros. Files Trademark Applications for “Festivus” and “Festivus for the Rest of Us”

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. has filed trademark applications for the word “Festivus” and the phrase “Festivus for the rest of us.”

Which makes you wonder what will happen the next time an atheist decides to put up a Festivus pole in a State Capitol…



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Films That Explored Religious Abuses Won Big at the Academy Awards

Tonight’s winners at the 88th annual Academy Awards included a couple of films that exposed the worst practices within certain religious communities.

Spotlight, the film about Boston Globe reporters who uncovered the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, took home awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay:

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The film is remarkable, not just for its realistic look at a newsroom, but for taking the subject matter so seriously. You can’t watch that movie without feeling anger and shock at just how widespread the Catholic cover-up was.

But perhaps the most understated win came in the category of Best Documentary Short. It went to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for her film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness — a movie about faith-based honor killings.

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