Here’s What You Get if You Donate to John Oliver’s Church

If you gave any money to Megareverend John Oliver‘s Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption Church, you may be aware that he’s received it. He showed off his “seeds” on the most recent episode.

You may not be aware, though, that he’s also writing back to all church members.

And, in true church leader fashion, he’s asking for even more money.

Here’s what you get, courtesy of the Central Florida Freethought Community:



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The Future of the James Randi Educational Foundation

Earlier this year, James Randi announced that he would be retiring from the James Randi Educational Foundation. That came a few months after the organization closed its Los Angeles office and let go of its Executive Director.

(Randi, who was profiled by the New York Times around that time and featured as the subject of a new documentary, said he wasn’t entirely stepping out of the public spotlight.)

With all the changes, though, there was question of what would become of JREF.

Now we have some answers:

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Chats with Charlie Rose

In case you missed it the other night, Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the guests on Charlie Rose.

(Sorry if the Hulu settings don’t work in your country!)



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The Upside-Down Glass of Water Illusion… Debunked

Captain Disillusion explains the secret behind a popular illusion.

If you flip a glass of water upside down and remove it just right, does the water really remain in place?



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Nashville Mayoral Candidate Airs Radio Ad Trashing Opponent’s Support of Church/State Separation

Last week, I posted about a controversy brewing in the Nashville (Tennessee) mayoral race between Megan Barry and David Fox. Rumor had it that Fox’s campaign was calling up voters and suggesting that Barry didn’t believe in God — because that’s supposed to be a bad thing.

Barry responded to the initial rumor by telling the audience at a church’s prayer breakfast that the allegations weren’t true — which is perfectly fine for her to say — but I didn’t appreciate this one particular comment:

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