What Are These Pastors Doing to the Minds of These Poor Children?

We’ve seen videos of children falling down due to Benny Hinn-style Christian revivals, but you haven’t seen anything as disturbing as this 8-minute compilation of children being brainwashed:

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Noah’s Ark Theme Park Could Receive More Than $18,000,000 in Tax Breaks from Kentucky Tourism Board

We already know that the folks behind the Creation Museum are working on “Ark Encounter,” a Noah’s Ark-based theme park. Three years ago, they received approval for more than $40,000,000 in possible tax rebates from the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority. It was based on the assumption that the park would break ground within three years and cost around $173,000,000 in total.

But none of that ever happened. Despite Ken Ham‘s debate against Bill Nye, they couldn’t raise enough money for the park to break ground. Now, they’re going back to the Tourism board to request tax breaks just on the first phase of building. It’s $100,000,000 less than the previous estimate and could still lead to more than $18,000,000 in tax incentives:

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Ken Ham Opposes Space Exploration Because Aliens Aren’t “Saved”? Here’s Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Brief Response

The highlight of Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher had to be the cutaway to Neil deGrasse Tyson during a joke about how Ken Ham doesn’t think we should spend so much money looking for life on other planets since they haven’t been “saved”:

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Registration for Skepticon 7 Is Now Open

The free, massive, amazing Skepticon conference in Springfield, Missouri takes place November 21-23, and registration is now open! (You’ll want to sign up before all the seats fill up, even though there’s no cost.)

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Against God’s Will? Pious Lifeguard Unsure Whether to Save Drowning Man (Hint: It’s Satire)

The Onion has the harrowing account of an existential dilemma faced by God-believer Blake Dunphy, a lifeguard who

… found himself mentally shackled by the question of whether to save a swimmer currently thrashing for his life or allow destiny to take its course unfettered.

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