In the year 2024, they apparently still say the Pledge of Allegiance in school, but it doesn’t include the phrase “Under God” and there’s still controversy when people don’t stand during its recitation.
At least that’s the world envisioned in the new CW show “Star-Crossed.”
On Monday night’s premiere, which you can watch here since the CW doesn’t believe in embedding, there’s a scene that features humans pledging allegiance to the flag while members of the alien race (“Atrians”) remain seated. The scene begins around the 14:16 mark:
Devil Who Looks Like Obama Is Cut From ‘Son of God’ Movie; Producers Still Insist U.S. is a ‘Biblical Nation’
One of the big media dustups of 2013 occurred when people watching the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible noticed an uncanny similarity between Satan (portrayed by Moroccan actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni) and a certain politician:
Days after Kiera Feldman‘s expose of sexual assault at the conservative Christian Patrick Henry College, Chancellor Michael Farris can’t figure out how to respond to the piece.
On his Facebook page, when confronted with a question about allegations made in the article, Farris tried to respond, in part, by claiming he doesn’t run the school (that he founded and is chancellor of…) and that the piece is inaccurate (without further elaboration):
Journalist and historian Peter Watson has written a lengthy, substantive book about atheism as it has played out over the past 150 years, covering the major players, promoters, and philosophers. It’s called The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God and it’s available online beginning today.
In the excerpt below from the introduction to the book, Watson reminds us of the plight of Salman Rushdie and what modern atheism may still be missing: