Kirk Cameron is Now Selling Coffee… to Save Christmas!

In an apparent promotional tie to his movie, Kirk Cameron is selling Saving Christmas Blend coffee:



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New Bollywood Film’s Hero is a Committed Atheist… Until Lord Krishna Appears To Him In Person

This is a good season for Indian films making light of religious middlemen. Last week, I wrote about PK, a bona fide new blockbuster that spoofs interfaith hatred. Now, there’s another contender in the godmen-are-bullshit genre: Gopala Gopala, which premiered in cities across India yesterday.

To get a sense of what it’s about, the trailer is surprisingly inadequate, so read on for the synopsis.



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Bill Maher Explains Why He’s Openly Secular

The Openly Secular campaign, which encourages non-religious people to say as much publicly, no matter what label they use, just got a nice boost from comedian Bill Maher:



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Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Got His Own Late Night Talk Show

The man you love to watch, whether he’s hosting Cosmos or appearing as a guest on Comedy Central, just got his own late night talk show.

Neil deGrasse Tyson will premiere Star Talk (based on his podcast of the same name) on the National Geographic Channel beginning this April:



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Offices of Charlie Hebdo, French Magazine Often Critical of Islam, Barraged with Gunfire; A Dozen Are Dead

In 2011, the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo ran this cover:

That’s “guest editor” Muhammad saying “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing!”

For that, Hebdo‘s offices were firebombed and their website was hacked (with messages like “No God but Allah”).

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