She Gave Up Her Religion and Gained So Much More

Amy Cools grew up Catholic and shed her faith later in life. In a fantastic essay, she talks about how she finally left her bubble and what it taught her:



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Don’t Upset the Grammar Gods; Use a Capital “G”

Richard (R.J.) Eskow pleads his case to atheists to use a capital G when writing the word “God” because it’s the grammatically correct thing to do:



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A Supercut of Carl Sagan Saying Million, Billion, and Trillion

For some reason that I can’t explain, I could watch this for a while.

It’s a compilation of all the times Carl Sagan said “million,” “billion,” “trillion,” and “quadrillion” during Cosmos — in order.



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Pastor Steven Anderson Releases Anti-Birth Control “Documentary”

Pastor Steven Anderson unleashed a “documentary” last week about how AIDS is the “Judgment of God.” I said the film was “45 minutes of gay-bashing, bigotry, a man screaming at you between sermon clips, and “proof” that homosexuality is harmful.”

Now, he’s back with another 45-minute-long film about how birth control is evil because it kills babies. Even though the examples of birth control he mentions in the film, like Depo-Provera, prevent pregnancies from even happening — making the topic of abortion inapplicable and his claims of “manslaughter” and “murder” irrelevant.



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Evolution-Accepting Christian Professor Says the Bible Doesn’t Have to Conflict with Scientific Realities

Jeff Hardin (below) is Chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s Zoology Department and a scientist who recognizes the reality of evolution.

He’s also a Christian, who believes in the claims of the Bible.

Hardin’s knowledge of science leads him to reject literalist interpretations of the Bible, like Young Earth Creationism, which make claims about science and nature that are distinctly at odds with the evidence. When the Bible is read in such a fashion as to make it conflict with reality, he believes, it is read wrongly. And he makes it his mission to show that the two, science and religion, are highly compatible.

Hardin calls himself an “Evolutionary Creationist.” Writing for Slate, William Saletan describes Hardin’s brand of Creationism this way:

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