Nick Sagan Speaks About His Father Carl

Chris Stedman interviewed Carl Sagan‘s son, Nick Sagan, and I thought his remarks about why his father was such an icon in the non-theist community was spot-on:



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Westboro Baptist Church Offers Non-Responses to Questions About Fred Phelps’ Health

A day after we heard that Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps may be on the “edge of death,” the church has responded to a number of the questions people are asking… by pretty much evading everything.



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Are the Boy Scouts’ Anti-Gay Policies Too Liberal for You? Try Trail Life USA

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the Christian knockoff of the Boy Scouts that bans gay members:

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When Jesus Thinks You’re Too Fat, It’s Gwen Shamblin To the Rescue

In the just-posted Gwen Shamblin compilation below, the nineties diet guru from Tennessee talks (in multiple inadvertent double entendres) about “how to transfer a relationship with food over to a loving relationship toward God.”

My favorite line:

“He is not a wimpy lover; He is a passionate, jealous god!”

Also:

“Let him feel you as you have never been feeled before.”

That’s hawt.



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With an Evasive Response, Bill Gates Tells Rolling Stone ‘It Makes Sense to Believe in God’

Bill Gates (1995, in an (unconfirmed) PBS interview):

I’m not somebody who goes to church on a regular basis. The specific elements of Christianity are not something I’m a huge believer in. There’s a lot of merit in the moral aspects of religion. I think it can have a very very positive impact… In terms of doing things I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen. I don’t know if there’s a god or not, but I think religious principles are quite valid.

Bill Gates (1997, in TIME magazine):

Melinda is Catholic, goes to church and wants to raise Jennifer that way. “But she offered me a deal,” Gates says. “If I start going to church — my family was Congregationalist — then Jennifer could be raised in whatever religion I choose.” Gates admits that he is tempted, because he would prefer she have a religion that “has less theology and all” than Catholicism, but he has not yet taken up the offer. “Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient,” he explains. “There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.”

Bill Gates (2010, as seen in Illini Secular Student Alliance’s billboard):

Bill Gates (2014, in Rolling Stone magazine):

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