Sam Harris (Literally) Fights with a Reporter

The Atlantic‘s Graeme Wood recently visited Sam Harris to fight him using Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). I won’t say who wins, but this paragraph was just eye-opening:

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Who Said the Line About Putting a Hand on the Bible and Swearing to Uphold the Constitution…?

Here’s Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims yesterday trying to stop a bill that would allow state-run health insurance exchanges to not cover abortion:

“As a reminder, Mr. Speaker, I do believe this has been forgotten entirely by many of my colleagues today: Each of us put our hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. We did not place our hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

Awesome line. Very quotable.

But he’s not the first person to have said it.

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Some Advice for Pro-Lifers

I understand why a pro-lifer would start a paragraph like this…

But let’s not forget another tragedy: abortion.

… but don’t preface it with something like this:

President Obama told the country that those who planted the bombs that killed three people and injured over 100 at the Boston Marathon will be prosecuted.

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Prospect Magazine Names Richard Dawkins World’s Top Thinker

Among a list of public intellectuals who were selected by committee because they had “influence over the past 12 months” and “significance to the year’s biggest questions,” the British publication Prospect opened the poll to online voters (so take all of this with a grain of salt) and Richard Dawkins came out on top:

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Christian Anti-Gay Video Depicts Man Coming Out to His Wife… as an Adulterer

The Christian group Faith2Action just released a segment they filmed for an upcoming documentary. And if this clip is any indication, the entire film is going to be a trainwreck:

The joke isn’t on gay people. It’s on Faith2Action for thinking this is a valid comparison. (Hell, adulterers can at least get married in every state.)

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