Jenny Lewis’ Beautiful Homage to the Voyager Spacecraft

I’ve been listening to the new Jenny Lewis album non-stop since it came out, and the title track “The Voyager” ostensibly pays homage to the famous space program that includes the probe which took a picture of the “pale blue dot” that Carl Sagan later made famous:

There’s no video for the song yet, but you can listen to it here:

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This is What Sex-Positive Parenting Looks Like; It’s Much Better Than Christian Shame

After growing up with some seriously heavy shame-based teachings on sex and sexuality, I get really excited when I see parents teaching their little ones about their bodies without guilt and in accurate and articulate ways. Huffington Post ran a piece this week by a mom who responded to her little daughter learning to masturbate in a shame-free way, and I think it’s pretty fantastic.

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What’s with the Atheist TV Hate?

I seriously don’t understand it. Vice‘s Dave Schilling attended the Atheist TV launch party and slammed it for being a channel for those who “love hearing the sound of their own voice.”

As if Christian televangelists and political pundits everywhere do it purely for the benefit of the audience…

His whole piece was like that — a vessel for snark with very little substance.

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Diocese of Lafayette (Louisiana) Says There’s “No Purpose” in Releasing Names of Priests Who Molested Children

Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette (Louisiana) paid out approximately $26,000,000 to 123 victims of sexual abuse by priests who served there over the span of more than 50 years. (They’re lucky they had insurance for that sort of thing.)

There’s an obvious question to ask: Which priests molested children?

The Daily Advertiser requested the names of the abusive priests from the diocese and the response was stunning:

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Feminism Remains Controversial At Wheaton College, but These Women Are Trying to Change That

A group at Wheaton College, that conservative Christian bastion that has produced so very many missionaries (including the famous Jim and Elisabeth Elliot), is giving feminism a voice on campus, according to MSNBC:

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