Cult Comedy Pictures has finally filled that “pope rap-parody”-shaped hole in your heart.
Yes, you read that right. I’m asking you to help out CTHULU: the Critical Thinkers, Humanists, and Unbelievers at Lawrence University. (Is that not the most clever acronym you’ve seen for a Secular Student Alliance affiliate or what?)
They’re currently selling t-shirts online to raise money for their group and the original design is done by the group’s founder and president, Alexa Blumenstock. [Read more...]
Right-wing religious groups are fighting harder than ever to bring Christianity into the classroom, and in some states, they’re actually winning.
Since 2004, militant Christians in various states have pushed for legislators to pass “academic freedom” bills. According to the National Center for Science Education, these bills permit, but do not require, teachers to include Creationist material in science classes: [Read more...]
Malcolm Gladwell Say We Should Take Action When There is Ample Evidence of Harm… but Gives Religious Thinking a Pass
Popular author/journalist Malcolm Gladwell recently gave a talk at the University of Pennsylvania about “proof” — specifically, “How much proof do we need about the harmfulness of something before we act?” So he talks about, among other things, why we continue to play football when the evidence for players developing life-long head injuries/brain trauma is overwhelming.
At the end of his talk, during Q & A, someone asked Gladwell how his talk applies to the nature of God… (47:05) [Read more...]