God’s Life Hacks Aren’t Very Helpful

DarkMatters2525 offers up God’s Top Ten Life Hacks.

They’re, um, not as helpful as I had hoped.

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Even in His Last Interview, Christopher Hitchens Didn’t Let Up on Mother Teresa

In 2011, Richard Dawkins guest-edited the Christmas issue of the New Statesman and included an interview with Christopher Hitchens. It turned out to be the last interview Hitch ever gave. He died that December.

The day after the interview was conducted, Hitchens received an award from Dawkins at the Texas Freethought Convention, where the two embraced in this memorable image:

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A Woman Who Grew Up in the Pentecostal Movement Explains the Mindset of Kim Davis

Heather Emme grew up in the same sort of Pentecostal world that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis (below) currently inhabits. In an excellent post, she offers some insight into that mindset and how she broke free:

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Religious Crackpots Interpret Cool “Blood Moon” Eclipse as Sign of the Apocalypse

Will the world end when an eclipse turns the moon blood red in parts of the world this month? Fringe groups of Messianic Jews and evangelical Christians aren’t sure, but they believe “something will probably happen” when the Super Blood Moon arrives on the night of September 27-28.

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Saudi Arabia Bans National Geographic Issue Featuring Pope Francis “For Cultural Reasons”

National Geographic‘s August issue, normally translated into Arabic for a Saudi Arabian audience, hasn’t been published in the country. No official statement was given, except for this tweet from the chief editor on the magazine’s Twitter account:

It says:

Dear readers in Saudi Arabia, we apologize for you not obtaining August’s magazine. According to the publishing company, the magazine was denied entry for cultural reasons.

Chief Editor

Check out the cover and you can take a guess what those “cultural reasons” are:

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