Churches Are Great at Creating Rules (Seriously)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how churches are great at creating rules (seriously):



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Exodus: Gods and Kings Star Christian Bale Speaks of the “Sadistic in the Extreme” Details of Moses’ Story

Last month I wrote about some interesting comments made by Exodus: Gods and Kings star Christian Bale (below), who plays Moses in the film. At the time, Bale had said of Moses that he was “likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.”

In recent interviews, Bale has been expounding on those thoughts. In an interview with Nightline, he noted that Moses was

… absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire.


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Real Madrid Drops Christian Cross in Logo to Appease Muslims in Abu Dhabi

Spanish soccer team Real Madrid — the world’s most valuable sports team with superstar players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale — has used the same logo for decades now:

If you look at the very top of that logo, you’ll notice a tiny cross, which is there for a reason:

The symbol holds significance in the history of Real Madrid as it signifies the team’s relationship with Spain’s royal family. The symbol was introduced in the 1920s as part of the emblem of the Spanish crown, when the club was given the title Real (Royal) by King Alfonso XIII and represented the Spanish royal house.

But now that the team is doing business with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, a major bank in the Muslim-majority United Arab Emirates, they’re making a slight change to the logo…

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Hope Your Thanksgiving Dinner Was Better Than This…

Jesse Ridgway filmed his Thanksgiving dinner and it turned from bad (an atheist not wanting to pray) to worse (dad saying a very pointed and awkward prayer) to holy-shit-what-just-happened:



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Shh… Let’s See What He’ll Do…

(via Benjamin Schwartz at the New Yorker)

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