Well, He Does Work in an Industry Where They Say ‘Oh God’ a Lot…

Some wise words from someone not usually known for his religious musings:

… Maybe we [the Jews] were wrong, but God is way too nice and too benevolent to punish kids for being wrong.

Christians say that if you don’t accept Jesus as your savior, you don’t go to heaven. That’s kind of mean. What if God says, instead, “It’s not a kid’s fault that they were born into the wrong thing, so I’ll teach them about me when they get to heaven.”

So then I took that a step further to Buddha, Confucius, and other faiths, and thought, What if you pray to them diligently so that, on the day you die, at least somebody is going to be there [that you recognize].

And guess who made that comment?

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Is It Really Courageous to Wear a Christian T-Shirt in Texas?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how courageous it really is to wear a Christian t-shirt in Texas (Hint: Not very):

You can read more about this story here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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Patrick Henry College (‘God’s Harvard’) Accused of Brushing Off Reports of Sexual Assault on Campus

Just a couple of weeks after Bob Jones University told the ministry Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) that its services wouldn’t be needed anymore in investigating instances of sexual abuse on campus, another fundamentalist school is in the spotlight now for pretty much the same awful reason.

At Patrick Henry College (below), a private Christian school that sends a disproportionate number of graduates into political fields and has been dubbed “God’s Harvard,” it appears that reports of sexual abuse have not been taken seriously even after female students step forward with their stories.

Kiera Feldman has the harrowing story in New Republic:

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When Will Facebook Give Us 50 Options for Religious Preference?

Considering Facebook now has more than 50 different options for gender identity, it’s only a matter of time before they do the same for specific religious preferences…

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Man With 14-Inch ‘Tail’ of Back Hair Is Reincarnated Monkey God, Indian Worshipers Believe

In India, reincarnations of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, have been proliferating like shopping-mall Santas. The latest example: Chandre Orean, 35, from West Bengal, who gives daily blessings to devotees in a small shrine at his home. He and Hanuman are totally like twins:

Why do throngs of Hindus flock to Orean? Because he has cultivated a 14.5-inch tuft of hair that grows, Hanuman-like, from the bottom of his spine. Touching it is thought to bestow good luck (but do avoid fingering the dingleberries).

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