Today, Stand Up Against #TwitterTheocracy

Back in May, Abdul Batin of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asked Twitter to block specific URLS, individual Twitter users, and entire search threads because they were “Un-ethical” and “Blasphemous.” He specifically went after random people who were drawing images of Muhammad, mocking the prophet, were openly anti-Islamic or atheist. or suggesting that people burn the Koran. Oh, and he wanted to ban porn star Belle Knox. (Just because.)

The scary thing is that Twitter complied with his requests.

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Catholic Archbishop Tells Lawyer He Wasn’t Sure Whether Raping a Child Was a Crime Back in the 1970s

In 1984, Bishop Robert J. Carlson had to deal with the accusation that one of his priests, Father Tom Adamson, had sexually abused a boy for years during the 1970s (when the child was 14-16).

A few weeks ago, Carlson (now an Archbishop) gave a deposition about the incident and the most jaw-dropping exchange you’ll ever hear (p. 109) took place:

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Cosmos Now Available on Blu-ray

The final episode aired over the weekend and the Blu-ray version of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is available starting today:

What’s that? All done with your holiday shopping? You’re welcome.

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A Second Compilation of Comedy About Religion

Hopefully, this second compilation of comedians tackling religion introduces you to a few people you haven’t seen before:

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Atheists, Where Did the Universe Come From?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Where did the universe come from?:

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