Pharrell Williams: “It’s So Incredibly Arrogant and Pompous” Not to Believe in a Higher Power

Pharrell Williams, the singer/songwriter behind “Blurred Lines” and “Happy,” recently spoke to Stylist (a free weekly magazine in the UK) about his religious views, telling the interviewer not just that he believes in God, but that there’s something wrong with anyone who doesn’t believe in a higher power:

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Canadian Secular Alliance Releases Video in Their Campaign to End Public Prayers at City Council Meetings

The Canadian Secular Alliance is getting ready to exercise its intervenor status in the Saguenay prayer case, in which Quebec Humanist Alain Simoneau is trying to have prayer and religious imagery in public meetings declared a violation of non-Christians’ rights to freedom of conscience.

At this juncture, the organization has decided to revisit the past experiences of three Canadian secularists who also sought to keep municipal politics inclusive by booting prayer out of public meetings.

They interviewed Veronica Abbass, Peter Ferguson, and the late Dagmar Gontard-Zelinkova, as well as Secular Ontario president Sheila Ayala, and pulled the interviews together to form this mini-documentary (followed by full-length raw-footage videos for context).

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The Black Mass in Oklahoma Featured 42 Attendees and *Hundreds* of Catholic Protesters

Over the weekend, there was a controversial Black Mass ceremony in Oklahoma. Even the Governor spoke out against it. More recently, Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley sued Adam Daniels and his Dakhma of Angra Mainyu Satanic church because they supposedly stole consecrated communion wafers from the Church for their event, though Daniels returned the wafers to Coakley while saying they were sent to him legally by a priest in Turkey.

So how did the event go?

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Ex-Con Jim Bakker Is Back With TV Offers of Obscenely Marked-Up Survival Goods

Jim Bakker, the fundamentalist swindler, has always been good for some unexpected mirth. He made me laugh, for instance, when he earnestly confessed that the first time he read the Bible all the way through was… after he went to prison — that is, after almost a quarter century of being a professional God expert.

Now Bakker is at it again.

The televangelist who served five years in a federal prison on fraud and conspiracy charges in the early 1990s is now selling End of the World Biscuits, Time of Trouble Beans and other survival gear for the end of days…

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The Problem with the Conservative Christian View on Spanking

In a recent Slate piece, Jillian Keenan wrote about spanking as a sexual act — and how that’s why it shouldn’t be used as punishment:

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