10 Things I Didn’t Know About Neil deGrasse Tyson Until After Reading His Profile in the New Yorker

The upcoming issue of the New Yorker includes a lengthy profile by Rebecca Mead of astrophysicist and host of the upcoming “Cosmos” reboot Neil deGrasse Tyson. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, but here are some of the more interesting nuggets of information I didn’t know (or didn’t think about) before reading the piece:



[Read more...]

Fox News’ Todd Starnes Reacts to Openly Gay Football Player

Within hours of University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, an NFL prospect, coming out as gay, Fox News’ Todd Starnes had an apology for his readers:



[Read more...]

Atheist in the Bible Belt: A Documentary

Just before Christmas last year, the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters produced and aired a half-hour documentary called “Atheist in the Bible Belt” that featured several local atheists talking about why they don’t believe in God (among other things). It’s worth noting that most of the speakers are atheists of color, which is a pretty nice change of pace. The video is now available online (with permission of the Black Nonbelievers).

Check it out!



[Read more...]

Writer Fay Voshell Waxes Nostalgic About 1930s Censorship, Claims Hollywood Is ‘An Enemy of Christians’

Does Hollywood hate Jesus?

In a fiery essay about movie makers’ supposed bias against religious values, conservative author Fay Voshell hangs her case on a recent kerfuffle over a Christian song that was eliminated from Oscar consideration because one of the songwriters hadn’t played by the nominating rules. Somehow, that’s evidence of anti-Christian bigotry.

Voshell’s piece is interesting reading, which is not to say that it’s convincing, except to some of her commenters who say things like

It is time for a total boycott on every new Hollywood product. These degenerate atheist-marxists worship $$$ and themselves.

and

It’s no accident that a major fault line runs from Hollywood to San Francisco. At an appointed day the wrath will come. God is just.

For her part, Voshell reminisces a little too fondly about the infamous Hays Code, a set of binding moral censorship guidelines that ruled American movie-making from 1930 until 1968.

[Read more...]

Pastor Running an Online Church for the Deaf Comes Out as an Atheist

For a few years now, Pastor Justin Vollmar has been releasing YouTube videos in which he explains biblical concepts and answers theological questions — all in sign language — as part of his “Virtual Deaf Church.”

But his latest video came as a shock because of the secret he revealed: He’s now an atheist.



[Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X