Christopher Hitchens, Three Years Gone, Rewrites the Ten Commandments

The incomparable and irreplaceable Christopher Hitchens died on this day in 2011.

All his adult life, he was known for tearing things down (rousingly and riotously, I might add) — but here, in a video he made for Vanity Fair, Hitchens offers constructive criticism, reimagining the Ten Commandments as an actual moral document. Of course, that requires some sorely needed changes to God’s original. Hitch is equal to the task.



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Bill Nye Explains Evolution Through Emoji

Bill Nye + emoji?! Science class will make a lot more sense now!

(Unless you’re older than, say, 19… in which case none of this makes any sense at all.)



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Makes You Really Want to Go to Church on Christmas, Doesn’t It?

How many of you have been like Devin, the “newly-atheist teen who’s making a point of not saying the prayers”?



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Christian Pastor: “I’m Not Gonna Let Any of These Dirty Faggots Inside My Church”

Another child of God has called for gay people to be put to death.

Right Wing Watch graciously grabbed this video of Pastor Donnie Romero, the leader of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, preaching that all “dirty faggots” want to “snatch your children” to “hurt and rape them.” He also cites numerous Bible passages claiming that his god advocates for gays to be destroyed.



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Ohio Governor Says Schools Wanting Tax Dollars for Mentorship Program Must Partner with Faith-Based Organization

Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich (below) championed a mentoring program for his state that would allocate $10 million to districts and private schools. Because he’s a man committed to bettering the educational opportunities of economically disadvantaged students.

Which is why, now that the measure succeeded and was signed into law, he’s tacked on a heretofore undisclosed requirement that all mentoring programs must partner with a “faith-based” non-profit or church.

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