Anti-Gay Evangelical Group Gets Public Funding for Work in Uganda

An Ontario-based evangelical group that describes homosexuality as a “perversion” has received funding from the government of Canada to complete a series of projects in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal and may soon be punishable by death. [Read more...]

Sexual Assault Allegations Leveled at Zen Master

105-year-old Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki has been running more than 30 global Zen centers and is something of a legend in his community.  Evidently he is also a sexual harasser of the highest order. [Read more...]

Jonah Lehrer on the Lesson He Learned from Charles Darwin

Yesterday, self-plagiarist and quotation-maker-upper Jonah Lehrer delivered a $20,000 speech to the Knight Foundation. He’s been criticized left and right for the #Humblebrag of a talk (in which he says he just needs a stricter set of rules so that he knows the difference between right and wrong)… but I actually liked a part of his speech where he (accurately) quoted Charles Darwin: [Read more...]

Top 10 Most/Least Religious States in the Country: 2013 Edition

Gallup has just released their annual list of the most and least religious states in the country and there’s no real change from the past.

The most religious states (darker green in the map below) are in the same order from last year… while the least religious states (lighter green) gained Hawaii but lost New York:

More… [Read more...]

Adam vs. Eve: The Rap Battle

I don’t remember reading this in Genesis, but it’s on YouTube, so it must be true: Adam and Eve dueled in an Epic Rap Battle! (Warning: NSFW language) [Read more...]


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